The West Australian reports some good news for same sex couples. Let’s hope the review also addresses issues around recognition of parenting rights for same sex fathers and mothers.
The Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017 came into force on 9 December 2017. In practical terms how does the Act affect me?
In Chancellor & McCoy[ 2016] FCCA 53 a Single Judge dismissed an application for a property adjustment by a party to a same sex de facto relationship of 27 years. The court held (relying in Stanford) that it was not ‘just and equitable’ (i.e. fair) to make an adjustment of the property interests of the […]
The Australian Social Trends (AST) report released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in July has looked at many of the characteristics of same-sex couples living in Australia. Information from the latest Census shows 33,700 couples reported living together in a same-sex relationship, with 17,600 male couples and 16,100 female couples. It was also […]