MIA Policy: Civil Registrations
Australian migration law differentiates between citizens who have partner relationships registered under state laws and those who do not.
As a consequence, those who are able to register relationships are treated differently from those who are not able under current arrangements.
The Institute believes that, in the interests of equal treatment of Australians, those jurisdictions which do not provide for civil registration should move to do so.
In the interests of equity and consistency all jurisdictions should review criteria for registration process currently in place.