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Latest News 2017


    Updated Form 13 'Application for hearing date to be set'

    June 2017: The President has issued an updated Form 13 'Application for hearing date to be set', which has been uploaded under the 'care and protection forms' in 'Forms and Fees'. Practitioners are expected to use this form from June 2017 onwards. 


    Judge Peter Johnstone reappointed as President of the Children's Court of New South Wales

    June 2017: Attorney General Mark Speakman has announced the reappointment of Judge Peter Johnstone as the President of the Children's Court of NSW. Judge Johnstone's new term as President of the Children's Court began on 1 June 2017 and expires on 7 July 2021.

    For further information see the Department of Justice Ministerial media release dated 3 June 2017.


    Children's Law News Volume 1 2017 issued

    May 2017CLN Volume 1 2017 includes a number of cases and papers which are of relevance to the Children's Court jurisdiction.


    Change to sitting arrangements affecting the Hunter Circuit

    May 2017: The President of the Children's Court has confirmed a change to the sitting arrangements affecting the Hunter Circuit.

    The following links show the current sitting arrangements for the Children's Court.

    Children's Court sitting arrangements as at 2017 [PDF 89kB] 

    Children's Court circuit arrangements as at 2017 [PDF 138kB]


    Change to sitting arrangements affecting Woy Woy and Wyong Children's Courts

    March 2017:  The President of the Children's Court has confirmed a change to the sitting arrangements affecting Woy Woy and Wyong Children's Courts.


    Change to sitting arrangements affecting Sutherland Children's Court and Port Kembla Children's Court 

    January 2017: The President of the Children's Court has confirmed a change to the sitting arrangements affecting Sutherland Children's Court and Port Kembla Children's Court.  Minor changes have also been made to the Mid-North Coast circuit.



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