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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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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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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