Last month Rainbow Families made a submission to the review of the family law system.
We consulted with our community and had over 160 responses to the survey. Thank you to everyone that contributed.
Our submission focused on the following issues identifies as being of major concern within the community:
- The heteronormative underpinnings of the family law system and lack of understanding from people working within the system necessary to respond to the experiences of LGBTIQ families
- Particular barriers for transgender parents accessing the family law system
- Current parentage definitions do not accommodate the complexity of LGBTIQ families, with the lack of recognition for families formed through surrogacy arrangements remaining a serious concern
A special thanks to Justine Field who prepared the report with Rainbow Families.