Nature of family
Legal rights and obligations of parents and children
Regular sex does not mean you're in a relationship, rules judge
Fears adoption could spark new stolen generation
Hurdles to adoption torn down
Our fear of adoptions is hurting vulnerable children.
Responses to problems in family relationships
Legal consequences of separation
Courier-Mail in hot water over custody case coverage
Family law expert reflects on sisters' Italy return
Net widens on family violence
A Matter of Life and Death
A shameful retreat in the battle against domestic violence
Beaten, homeless and powerless – we can do better than this
Concerns for child welfare with DoCS budget cuts
Terror left Sargun Ragi nowhere to hide - and she was killed by her estranged husband Avjit Singh
NSW domestic violence system overhauled.
Role of courts, etc
Family Law Early Intervention Service - Effective
Surrogacy and birth technologies
Booming surrogacy demand sparks exploitation fears
Paid surrogacy 'should be decriminalised'
The birth of a new era
Nile bill to ignite debate over abortion
Care and protection of children
Child Support Agency pardons parents
Internet Research task: Determine the effectiveness of Australian law in dealing with issues & remedies associated with alternative family arrangements.
It is imperative that you undertake genuine independent research and in particular you find relevant & current cases, statutes, treaties, statistics & media reports to support your understanding of this topic.
In your research play particular attention to
(a) What are alternative family arrangements?
(b)Why does the law respond differently to different arrangements and what changes have taken place in this area?
(c) The extent to which the law reflects moral & ethical standards.
Focus specifically on same sex and defacto relationships.
Present your research in both of the following ways:
- as notes in the research scaffold provided (this is evidence of your initial research and serves as part of your draft work).
- as a formally written response, properly referenced and with reference to current cases, media reports, etc.
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