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Lead reviewer of the Family Relationship Services Program

The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP
Media Release

I am pleased to announce that Mr Andrew Metcalfe AO will take on the role of lead reviewer of the Family Relationships Services Program (FRSP).

The FRSP supports separated or separating families working to resolve disputes without going to court and with a focus on the best interests of children. It currently assists around 150,000 people each year.

Mr Metcalfe will replace Mr Graeme Head AO who has recently been appointed as incoming Secretary of the New South Wales Department of Customer Service.

Mr Metcalfe has extensive Australian Government experience and I am confident the review is in excellent hands. He has worked across a wide range of public policy areas and has previously served as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and of the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs.

The FRSP reviewer will continue to be supported by the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the project remains on track to be completed by 30 June 2024.

I thank Mr Head for his contribution to the review to date and wish him every success in his new role.

If you or someone you know is impacted by family, domestic or sexual violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit the 1800RESPECT website.