PODCAST: LGBTIQ & Family Law

In this podcast, host Dean Beck joins Nicholes Family Lawyers’ Senior Associate, Bec Dahl, and Associate, Alastair Noakes, to discuss important Family Law issues that affect the LGBTIQ community. Bec covers topics such as Intervention Orders, Family Violence, Adoption, Surrogacy, Co-parenting, Rel...

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Family Violence and the LGBTI Community

The Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic) (“the Act”) defines ‘family violence’ as behaviour by a person towards a family member of that person that is physically or sexually abusive, emotionally or psychologically abusive, economically abusive, threatening or coercive, or in any other w...

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Marriage equality postal vote to proceed

The High Court has ruled that the government is able to legally conduct the postal survey on same sex marriage. The Court dismissed two challenges which claimed that it was unconstitutional for the Australian Bureau of Statistics (‘ABS’) to carry out the survey. Two groups brought the co...

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Colombia Legalises Polygamous Unions

Three men have gained legal recognition for their relationship in Colombia. The three men, known as a throuple, rather than a couple, signed legal documents with their solicitor to formally recognise their relationship. The formal recognition of their union will entitle each man to inheritance right...

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Australian Same-Sex Dancesport Championships 2017

On Saturday 4 February 2016 the team at Nicholes Family Lawyers were honoured to host two tables at the Australian Same-Sex Dancesport Championships held at the St Kilda Town Hall. Guests included Rowena Allen, Victorian Gender and Sexuality Commissioner and presenters from JOY 94.9. The event forms...

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Family Matters on Joy 94.9 – 8 December 2016

On the Family Matters show that aired on Joy 94.9 on 8 December 2016, Bec and the team spoke with Celeste from the Rainbow Connections Youth and Family Group and her fabulous daughter Charlotte. The Rainbow Connections Youth and Family Group is based in the Mornington Peninsula and supports gender d...

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