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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (11 March) . . Page.. 896..


Schedule 3

Legislation (Gay, Lesbian and Transgender) Amendment Bill 2002

Amendment circulated by Attorney-General

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Clause 4

Proposed new section 169 (1)

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omit

a spouse.

substitute

a reference to a spouse of the person.

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Clause 4

Proposed new section 169 (1), new note

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insert

Note

The Macquarie Dictionary, 3rd edition defines spouse as 'either member of a married pair in relation to the other; one's husband or wife'.

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Clause 4

Proposed new section 169 (2), new

example

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insert

Example of indicators to decide whether 2 people are in a domestic partnership

    the length of their relationship

    whether they are living together

    if they are living together-how long and under what circumstances they have lived together

    whether there is a sexual relationship between them

    their degree of financial dependence or interdependence, and any arrangements for financial support, between or by them

    the ownership, use and acquisition of their property, including any property that they own individually

    their degree of mutual commitment to a shared life

    whether they mutually care for and support children


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