In Australia, there is a presumption of equal shared parental responsibility. Unless an order determines otherwise, the parents of a child are equally responsible for making the major decisions relating to that child.

Under Australia family law, children have the right to have a meaningful relationship with both of their parents – unless it is unsafe for them to do so.

One parent, whether it’s the mother or father does not have more rights nor responsibilities towards their child/ren in Australia.

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