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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