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Family Court of Australia

Karen Devey

The Full Court of the Family Court of Australia has recently considered whether a potentially polygamous marriage (as opposed to an actually polygamous marriage) should be recognised as valid under Australian law (Part VA of the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth)).

In the matter of Ghazel & Ghazel & Anor [2016], Justices Finn, May and Austin decided, that ‘potentially polygamous’ marriages … Read more

Peter Magee

In the recent decision of the Family Court of Australia in Re Jodie [2013] FamCA 62, the child the subject of the proceedings, “Jodie”, had been diagnosed five years prior with a mental disorder known as “Gender Identity Disorder of childhood and adolescence” (“GID”). This diagnosis entailed that while Jodie was biologically a male, he experienced his gender identity as … Read more