Marriage-like relationships, de facto relationships, and Centrelink

Submitted by Sunil Patel on Friday, 27 March 2009 - 5:49am.

From 1 July 2009 changes to Commonwealth legislation mean that a definition of “de facto relationship” will replace the definition of “marriage-like” relationship. Most importantly, the new definition of “de facto” relationship will include same-sex couples. This means that a person may be considered to be in a de facto relationship whatever the gender of their partner.

This factsheet produced by the National Welfare Rights Network addresses how these changes will impact on your Social Security and Family Assistance entitlements.

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Format: Fact sheet
Year of publication: 2009
Author: National Welfare Rights Network
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