In a landmark case regarding parenting rights, the judgment in Masson v. Parsons & Ors (S6/2019) was handed down on 19 June 2019 ruling in favour of the biological father who had donated his sperm. The High Court decision was made following the mother’s decision to move to New Zealand with their biological child.

ABC news reports that the decision overturns an appeal the girl’s mother and her wife won and reaffirms an earlier ruling ordering they remain in Australia as well as consult him on major parenting decisions.