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LGBTIQ+ Workplace Discrimination in Australia

Despite Australia's shift in recognising the rights of people in the LGBTIQ+ community, many continue to face discrimination in the workplace.

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Gender Dysphoria cases in the Family Court - update on the case of Re Imogen

After the release of our blog on Gender Dysphoria the Family Court of Australia handed down judgment on 10 September 2020 in the matter of Re Imogen (No 6) [2020] FAMCA 761. This...

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Gender Dysphoria, Children and the Family Court

Over the past decade, there has been a growing trend of applications to the Family Court of Australia for the authorisation of medical treatment of children who have been...

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I am in a same-sex de facto relationship - do I need a Will? 

Having a Will is especially important if you are in a same-sex, de facto relationship. In this situation, if you don’t have a Will, it is quite possible that your partner will not...

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Chronology of marriage equality and social rights in Australia

The past decade alone has seen significant changes in laws surrounding treatment and discrimination of the LGBTIQ+ community. This blog outlines the timeline of marriage equality...

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Marriage and Divorce: Australian trends

The marriage and divorce trends discussed in this blog allow us to better understand where there has been a shift, and whether it may affect you.

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Who is a parent? The case of Masson v Parsons

Last week the High Court of Australia handed down a highly anticipated decision in the case of Masson v Parsons. This case deals with the legal definition of 'parent' and...

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Domestic Partnerships

Prior to amendments to the Act in August 2017, the only avenue for a couple who wished to have their relationship legally recognised was to obtain a Declaration from a Court that...

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Family Court judgment handed down; Kelvin gender dysphoria treatment case

Family Court judgment handed down; "re Kelvin" gender dysphoria treatment case

The Full Court of the Family Court has handed down a judgment which sees a major change in the way young people with gender dysphoria access treatment.

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