Gay and de facto couples will be able to register their relationships with a government registry under legislation designed to provide.
And while more women are having children on their own or in de facto relationships.
If you die without a valid will, your de facto spouse may not inherit any of your assets.
While de facto relationships have crept up in the past decade.
The Greens are gradually becoming the de facto opposition in safe Labor seats such as Batman.
Sophie Nicholson De facto leaders in Honduras reopened the country for business, as landmark dialogue got underway with deposed President Manuel Zelaya.
There is no doubt that such couples get a raw deal compared with their heterosexual friends who are married or in de facto relationships.