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Functions of family consultants

    The functions of family consultants are to provide services in relation to proceedings under this Act, including:

  (a)   assisting and advising people involved in the proceedings; and

  (b)   assisting and advising courts, and giving evidence, in relation to the proceedings; and

  (c)   helping people involved in the proceedings to resolve disputes that are the subject of the proceedings; and

  (d)   reporting to the court under sections   55A and 62G; and

  (e)   advising the court about appropriate family counsellors, family dispute resolution practitioners and courses, programs and services to which the court can refer the parties to the proceedings.

Note:   See subsection   4(1AA) for people who are taken to be involved in proceedings.

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