JOY Law – what does marriage equality mean for those who married overseas?

By Kristina Antoniades (Special Counsel) On JOY Law (JOY FM), Jack Stuk and Kristina Antoniades discussed the ramifications from changes to the Marriage Act for LGBTI couples who married overseas.  Specifically, we talked about: recognition of overseas marriages under the revised law; whether those married overseas need to do anything to formalise their union in … Read more

Married overseas? You’d better read this

By Kristina Antoniades (Special Counsel) The reforms to the Marriage Act 1961 (“the Act”) commenced from midnight, 8 December 2017.  While many are still celebrating the long-awaited reforms, the changes to the Act have flow on consequences for same sex couples who married overseas. If you’re planning to get married If you are planning on … Read more

JOY Law: Jewish Community responds to marriage equality debate

Jennifer Huppert, Special Counsel at KHQ Lawyers and President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria joined Jack Stuk on JOY Law to discuss the Jewish community response to the debate over marriage equality and the Australian Marriage Postal Survey. Jennifer spoke about: the Jewish Community Council of Victoria’s call for respect and decency in the marriage equality … Read more

JOY Law: marriage equality and religious freedom

In this episode of JOY Law, Amelia Edwards and Kristina Antoniades discuss religious freedom, discrimination and the Australian Marriage Postal Survey, including: religious organisations and exemptions from discrimination; existing legal protection for religious freedom (for example, not having to ordain a priest who is transgender); commercial enterprises and discrimination; potential implications for separation and divorce … Read more

JOY Law: defamation, vilification & the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey

As the debate over the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey heats up, Amelia Edwards and Kristina Antoniades discuss legal protections against defamation and vilification, including: free speech versus hate speech; freedom of communication on political matters; Vote YES, Vote NO campaign communications; legal protections against defamation and vilification; cyber bullying and comments on social media; … Read more