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Review of the legal status of children being cared for by same-sex parents

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A position paper concerning changes to the parentage presumptions for same-sex couples under the Status of Children Act 1978 was released for public comment.

The paper is the result of the Queensland Government’s review of the legal status of children being cared for by same-sex parents.

The current status of the law, the issues resulting from the current law, the findings and recommendations of reviews in other Australian jurisdictions and the Queensland Government’s position are outlined in the paper.

The closing date for submissions was 30 September 2009.

Read the position paper about the Review of the legal status of children being cared for by same-sex parents.

Last reviewed
1 February 2010
Last updated
22 July 2016

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