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Many children in Australia are born through artificial insemination with sperm from donors protected by anonymity until the child born turns 16 years of age here in Western Australia. Western Australia facilitates donor linking through both formal mechanisms which allow donor children means of finding out information about their donors

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Although you may see such terms as “custody” or “care percentages” commonly used on television or in social media, it is better to avoid referring to custody or care percentages in family law matters regarding children. Custody and access There was a time when the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)

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Whilst the Family Court of Western Australia (“the Family Court”) is often the arena of choice for sparring spouses, the Family Court also holds a very important role in assisting amicable couples finalise agreements by consent. In fact, the Family Court much prefers to assist agreeable parties finalise their property

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The UN General Assembly adopted a Convention on the Rights of the Child on 20 November 1989. Australia ratified the Convention in 1989. One area where the Rights of the Child come under scrutiny in Australia is children’s ability to express their wishes in Family Court cases dealing with whom

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The Albanese Government wants to change the way the Family Law Act 1975 (“FLA”) operates for separating families and their children. According to the Federal Government, the draft Family Law Amendment Bill 2024 (“the Bill”), will “make the Family Law Act simpler and safer”, whilst placing “the best interests of

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