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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 The Family Law
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'Meet the Law family – eccentric, endearing and hard to resist. Your guide: Benjamin, the third of five children and a born humorist. Join him as he tries to answer some puzzling questions: Why won’t his Chinese dad wear made-in-China underpants? Why was most of his extended family deported in the 1980s? Will his childhood dreams of Home and Away stardom come to nothing? What are his chances of finding love?' (From the publisher's website.)

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon The Family Law Benjamin Law , Marieke Hardy , Kirsty Fisher , Lawrence Leung , Australia : Matchbox Pictures SBS , 2016-2019 8137847 2016 series - publisher film/TV

'Welcome to The Family Law. The story of a sprawling Chinese-Australian family who are unlike any you've ever met, and yet also disturbingly familiar. Based on the hit memoir, The Family Law is a black comedy series set on Queensland's Sunshine Coast over one hot summer. Fourteen-year-old Benjamin Law strives for television soap mega-stardom whilst trying to stop his parents from splitting up, usually with disastrous results.' (Production summary)

For full list of episodes and authors, see Film Details.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has been recommended as an Asia Literacy resource for young adults by the Dept of Education and Early Childhood, Victoria.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Black Inc. , 2010 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Family Dictionary, Benjamin Law , single work autobiography humour (p. 1-8)
Baby Love, Benjamin Law , single work autobiography humour (p. 9-20)
The Family Business, Benjamin Law , single work autobiography essay (p. 21-29)
Scenes from a Family Christmas, Benjamin Law , single work autobiography (p. 30-33)
Holes, Benjamin Law , single work autobiography essay (p. 34-42)
Tourism, Benjamin Law , single work autobiography essay (p. 43-50)
Sleep Cancer, Benjamin Law , single work autobiography essay (p. 51-57)
Heat! Vermin! Pestilence! : Australia, Benjamin Law , single work essay autobiography (p. 58-65)
Note: With title: Heat! Vermin! Pestilence!
Tone Deaf, Benjamin Law , single work autobiography essay (p. 66-74)
A Room of One's Own, Benjamin Law , single work autobiography essay (p. 75-82)
On Nudity, Benjamin Law , single work autobiography essay humour (p. 83-90)
Like a Hole in the Head, Benjamin Law , single work autobiography essay (p. 91-98)
Towards Manhood, Benjamin Law , single work autobiography essay (p. 99-109)
You've Got a Friend, Benjamin Law , single work autobiography essay (p. 110-119)
God Camp, Benjamin Law , single work autobiography essay (p. 120-131)
The Pretenders, Benjamin Law , single work autobiography essay humour (p. 132-146)
Skeletons, Benjamin Law , single work autobiography essay (p. 147-158)
We Have the Technology, Benjamin Law , single work autobiography essay (p. 159-166)
Oceans Apart, Benjamin Law , single work autobiography essay biography (p. 167-176)
Amongst the Living Dead, Benjamin Law , single work essay autobiography (p. 177-185)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

'It's like a Turducken of Mums' : Benjamin Law on Fact, Fiction and The Family Law Stephanie Honor Convery , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 15 June 2017;
'Balancing empathy and humour is always difficult but what if you’re writing a TV comedy based on your own life? Benjamin Law explains how he did it.'
Media and Diversity in Australia Osman Faruqi , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 75 no. 2 2016; (p. 7-10)
'Osman Faruqi asks questions of Australia’s white-bread media landscape.
Benjamin Law : The Family Law Lou Murphy , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , April 2016;

— Review of The Family Law Benjamin Law , 2010 selected work autobiography prose
Keep Your Eyes on the Horizon and Your Feet on the Ground : Some Reflections on Implementing the Australian Curriculum : English Karen Moni , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 47 no. 3 2012; (p. 13-19)
Untitled Sophie Overett , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , October no. 223 2012; (p. 17)

— Review of The Family Law Benjamin Law , 2010 selected work autobiography prose
So Crazy It Must Be True Andrew McMillen , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 - 6 June 2010; (p. 13)

— Review of The Family Law Benjamin Law , 2010 selected work autobiography prose
Non-Fiction Books Terry Oberg , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 - 6 June 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of The Family Law Benjamin Law , 2010 selected work autobiography prose
Untitled Linda Jaivin , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , June no. 57 2010; (p. 72)

— Review of The Family Law Benjamin Law , 2010 selected work autobiography prose
It's No Big Deal To Be Chinese and Gay in Australia Anson Cameron , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 June 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of The Family Law Benjamin Law , 2010 selected work autobiography prose
Untitled Michael Harry , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 June 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of The Family Law Benjamin Law , 2010 selected work autobiography prose
Family Viewing 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 90 no. 7 2011; (p. 14)
Bookseller + Publisher Magazine reports that Benjamin Law's The Family Law has been sold to Matchbox Pictures for a television adaptation.
Keep Your Eyes on the Horizon and Your Feet on the Ground : Some Reflections on Implementing the Australian Curriculum : English Karen Moni , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 47 no. 3 2012; (p. 13-19)
Media and Diversity in Australia Osman Faruqi , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 75 no. 2 2016; (p. 7-10)
'Osman Faruqi asks questions of Australia’s white-bread media landscape.
'It's like a Turducken of Mums' : Benjamin Law on Fact, Fiction and The Family Law Stephanie Honor Convery , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 15 June 2017;
'Balancing empathy and humour is always difficult but what if you’re writing a TV comedy based on your own life? Benjamin Law explains how he did it.'
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