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Find government information about family and relationship issues.

Australia's family law

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Australia's family law system helps people resolve the legal aspects of family relationship issues, including family relationship breakdown. It encourages people to agree on arrangements without going to court.

Attorney-General's Department

Changed your name? Make sure your passport is in your current name.

You may wish to change the name that appears in your passport, due to marriage, divorce etc. In most instances, you will need to provide evidence of your name change from an Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Family Relationships Online

Provides all families (whether together or separated) with access to information and services about family relationship issues.

Department of Social Services

Relationships and money – MoneySmart

Are you moving in with someone, opening a joint account, or starting a joint loan or investment? It pays to go into love and money matters with your eyes open.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Support services for separated families

Links to a number of groups, websites, publications and services available to support separated and single parents, as well as children.

Department of Human Services

The Line

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Provides supporting information for a behaviour change campaign for young people aged 12 to 20 years. The Line encourages healthy and respectful relationships by challenging and changing attitudes and behaviours that support violence.

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