Practice Direction 6 of 2020
Family division – Covid-19 emergency protocol – Readiness hearings and the reintroduction of reserved submissions
This Practice Direction is issued pursuant to Section 592 of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 introduces further temporary measures necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic for the management of proceedings in the Family Division of the Children’s Court of Victoria (the Court) and is to be read in conjunction with Practice Direction No.1 of 2020 dated 23 March 2020.
This Practice Direction applies to matters that were listed at Melbourne, Moorabbin or Broadmeadows Children’s Court (including regional directions hearings and fixtures that are being case managed by Melbourne Children’s Court) and that have been adjourned in accordance with Practice Direction No.1 of 2020 with effect from 1 June 2020.
Update 31 July 2020
Practice Direction 6 of 2020 has been reissued and will commence on 3 August 2020.
A copy of the reissued Practice Direction can be downloaded here.