Queensland Law Society

Queensland legislation impacted by the Civil Partnerships Act

The Civil Partnerships Act 2011 (“the Act”) was passed by the Queensland Parliament in late 2011. The Act allows a couple, regardless of sex, to enter into a civil partnership, subject to eligibility criteria.

Importantly, the Act amends other areas of law including (but not limited to) property law, taxation, personal injuries, guardianship matters, succession law and the status of children. Access a summary the amendments made to these areas of law as a result of the Act.

For more information on the Civil Partnership Act, the Society is holding a professional development seminar on 13 March 2012 - In Focus: Civil Partnership Skills for Family and Succession Lawyers.