There are editing procedures to identify and correct such errors wherever possible but it is not possible to identify and eliminate all reporting errors. Site Map. Gay and lesbian parenting : the legislative response. With some exceptions, the Census is filled in by people in the household, not by trained interviewers.
This article examines the question of recognition of same sex parenting in relation to the best interests and rights of the child.
While challenges still face same-sex families, it indicates there have been improvements in societal attitudes to same-sex relationships. Law in Context v. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Upcoming releases ABS. Reforming law, reproducing difference : defining legal parentage of children born through assisted reproductive technology. This article explores how courts determine legal parenthood in same-sex families, based around the analysis of a recent child custody dispute in a separated same-sex family, the case of Aldridge vs.
Innew parentage provisions were introduced to Australia's Family Law Act the 'FLA' that extended legal parentage to lesbian co-mothers - the mother who has not given birth to the child - where conception occurs via assisted reproduction.
ACT couples are 50 per cent more likely to be same-sex couples than couples elsewhere in the country. The couple did not seek media attention about the case - Fairfax Media was informed by a friend of the family. External Link: Newcastle-Maitland same-sex couples. Note: The ABS distorts data in small areas to protect privacy.
Men in opposite-sex couples. He says the information would help government agencies plan for the future — for example, with the aged-care sector.