de facto partner

A de facto partner is someone who lives with an employee in a couple-like relationship on a genuine domestic basis, regardless of whether they are of the same or different sex. It includes both current and former de facto partners.

The term 'de facto partner' refers to a couple living together in a domestic setting that resembles a marriage, but without the formal legal status of being married. It includes relationships where partners are of either the same or opposite sex. This term is significant in employment contexts especially when considering entitlements like family leave, as these rights often extend to de facto partners.

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