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SEXUALITY, GENDER IDENTITY AND DE FACTO RELATIONSHIPS - NOW PROTECTED BY THE FAIR WORK ACT

Since coming into operation on 1 July 2009, the Fair Work Act has protected employees (including potential employees) from discrimination based on various attributes. Section 351 of the Act sets out the attributes, which include race, colour and marital status...

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Binding Financial Agreements (BFA)

Parties can enter into a BFA before marriage (s 90B), during the marriage (s 90c), after a divorce (s 90D), before entering into a de facto relationship (s 90UB), during a de facto relationship (S 90UC) or after the breakdown of a de facto relationship (s 90 UD). Both heterosexual and same-sex (LGBT) couples can enter into a BFA...

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Property Claim in De Facto Matters

A De Facto relationship arises when two people, who are in a relationship, are not married or related by family, and having regard to all the circumstances of the relationship, are a couple who live together on genuine domestic basis. Circumstances of the relationship that the Court will consider in determining whether a De Facto relationship exists or not include the duration of the relationship, living arrangements, whether there was a sexual relationship, financial arrangements, property owned jointly or individually, any registration of the relationship under State or Territory law, any children and public representation of the relationship...

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