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    Has anyone started a change petition? They can be incredibly effective at raising the profile of these issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Ladies sorry to intrude but this is utter bull---

    Under the family law act if the baby was conceived while you were in your relationship then you are BOTH considered the parents. You both have parental rights and obligations and if you separated you would have legal rights as a parent irrespective of who actually carried and birthed the babies.

    I would argue this form is a breach of your child's human rights, in particular chapter 5.

    If it were me I'd be making merry hell over this. It's disgusting.
    Thanks @Sonja

    I'm pretty sure we won't be filling it out at all and when they chase us up I'll refer to this. I'll look it up. You're right, it's disgusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Has anyone started a change petition? They can be incredibly effective at raising the profile of these issues.
    Great idea. I'll check in lesbian parents Australia and see if anyone's posted one.

    The census is supposed to accurately portray people's circumstances. If we are supposed to pretend one mother is the father then that won't show anything whatsoever!

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    Let us know if there's a petition we can sign. It won't affect us this time around but will next time! It's crazy that they haven't changed the form with this even though they have for genders.

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    Part of the problem is family law in this country is so behind the times. So many laws breach the human rights convention for the protection of children.

    I take my hat off to you all. Raising kids is freaking hard and to have to battle this bull along the way would crush me.

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    We will be keen to sign one as well! This is just ridiculous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TortoiseNotTheHare View Post
    Let us know if there's a petition we can sign. It won't affect us this time around but will next time! It's crazy that they haven't changed the form with this even though they have for genders.
    Even for genders you need a special code accessed from the ABS to put it on your form.

    I can't find a petition anywhere, I'm off to bed now but if anyone finds one, please link it here!
    @Sonja - thanks for your lovely show of solidarity! Xxx

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    Default Same sex parents or parents to be chat!

    So just chatting to DP about this... She mentioned that if we don't fill out the census form then we are leaving out a same sex family. We all need to do the paper ones and not just cop the fine otherwise we are under repressing same sex families.

    I'll definitely be calling tomorrow and let's get this petition going. I'm not tech savvy but will sign my life away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A&S View Post
    So just chatting to DP about this... She mentioned that if we don't fill out the census form then we are leaving out a same sex family. We all need to do the paper ones and not just cop the fine otherwise we are under repressing same sex families.

    I'll definitely be calling tomorrow and let's get this petition going. I'm not tech savvy but will sign my life away.
    @A&S if you do start/find a petition would you consider making a thread to publicize it on bubhub? Or could you pm me details? I have a wide group of friends in the SS community who i would like to pass it on to and I'm also a university LGBTQI Ally and have a network there I can publicize it through. This is just another example of subtle and entrenched discrimination we need to fight against X

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    Okay DP and I are going to try and see what we can do tonight! Obviously we're going to have to write a spiel and I don't know where to start. I tend to write from the heart and get over passionate. @Sonja any suggestions of where we should start from a legal angle?

    Throw your ideas at me people.

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