Register for unmarried couples

THE NSW Parliament has passed legislation to create a Relationships Register, making it easier for unmarried couples to access legal entitlements and prove they are in committed relationships.

“Previous laws made it difficult for couples who are in de-facto or committed relationships to prove their relationship for the purpose of accessing government services, entitlements or records,” said NSW Attorney-General John Hatzistergos. “The register ensures NSW is aligned with Commonwealth Government moves to remove discrimination against unmarried people in heterosexual and same-sex relationships.

“Couples who choose to register their relationship will now be provided with one document that helps prove their relationship and will be spared the frustration of constantly having to supply agencies with large amounts of paperwork.”

The Register will be managed by the NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages and will be up and running in the next few months.



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