Melbourne, Vic. Provided proper consent has been given by both the woman and her same-sex partner, the partner will conclusively be presumed to be the parent of any resulting child. Joint Standing Committee on Community Development.
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Ball also draws a link between welfare reform and same-sex marriage bans by explaining how conservative proponents have defended both based on the need for the government to promote responsible procreation among heterosexuals. New laws passed in the Victorian parliament, though not accepted by the Catholic church, aim to report child abuse revealed in the confessional to authorities.
This article explores recent Australian reforms concerning family relationships which include same-sex couples within the category of 'de facto relationship' in all federal laws previously limited to unmarried heterosexual couples , extend the definition of 'parent' and 'child' in much federal law to include lesbian parents who have a child through assisted reproductive means and, in more limited circumstances, recognise parents who have children born through surrogacy arrangements as legal parents in family law.
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The Victorian Law Reform Commission is currently examining the desirability and feasibility of expanding eligibility criteria for assisted reproductive technology ART and adoption in Victoria, and have published their interim recommendations in the paper 'Assisted Reproductive Technology and Adoption: Position Paper Two - Parentage.