The Changing Meaning of De Facto Relationships

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dc.contributor.author Millbank, Jenni en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T13:01:28Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-20T13:01:28Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2006006639 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Millbank Jenni 2006, 'The Changing Meaning of De Facto Relationships', Law Book, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 82-93. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1037-6631 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/892
dc.description.abstract The meaning of "de facto relationship" has changed dramatically in Australian law in recent years. The most obvious changes are the raft of legislative reforms including same-sex couples as de facto couples in a wide array of state laws through 1999-2004. Additionally, an examination of recent case law reveals notable changes to the definition of "de facto relationship" through judicial interpretation, with a distinct trend towards a broader, more flexible interpretation of the de facto category, a less formalistic approach to the indicia of cohabitation, and a lesser focus on the traditional hallmarks that are thought to be "marriage-like" (such as public reputation, mingled finances and putative monogamy). These cases are important signposts as the Family Court will soon be grappling with questions around de facto relationships, including how to determine the existence and duration of a relationship. en_US
dc.publisher Law Book en_US
dc.title The Changing Meaning of De Facto Relationships en_US
dc.parent Current Family Law en_US
dc.journal.volume 12 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 82 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 93 en_US
dc.cauo.name LAW.Faculty of law en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 180100 en_US
dc.personcode 101296 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords De facto relationships, Family Law, Same-sex relationships, relationship recognition, law reform en_US
dc.staffid 101296 en_US


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