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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On 9 December 2017, the right to marry in Australia was no longer determined by sex or gender.
The Family Law Act 1975 focuses on the rights of children and the responsibilities that each parent has towards their children.
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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