LGBTIQ+ Rights Around the World

In 2017 Australia joined a list of 25 countries around the world where same-sex marriage has been legalised. The list includes 17 European countries, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, the United States and Colombia. However, there are still many countries where homosexuality is c...

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National LGBTIQ Empowerment Program

In January of this year Nicholes Family Lawyers sponsored the inaugural “Better Together” Conference held in Melbourne organised by the Equality Project. Over 60 people from every state in Australia as well as a number of delegates from the US, UK and the Philippines attended the confere...

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Bec Dahl, Senior Associate, on JOY94.9

For the past 3 years, Senior Associate, Bec Dahl has been an announcer on JOY94.9. JOY is Australia’s only GLGBTI radio station, and is committed to providing a voice for diverse communities, enabling freedom of expression, the breaking down of isolation and the celebration of the community...

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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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