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Families and marriage

We help to deliver a supportive and accessible family law system. We also provide guidance about getting married in Australia and information for marriage celebrants.

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Marriage equality in Australia

On 9 December 2017, the right to marry in Australia was no longer determined by sex or gender.

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Children and family law

The Family Law Act 1975 focuses on the rights of children and the responsibilities that each parent has towards their children.

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International parental child abduction

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is the main international agreement that covers international parental child abduction.

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