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Consent occurs when one person voluntarily agrees to the proposal or desires of another. It is a term of common speech, with specific definitions as used in such fields as the law, medicine, research, and sexual relationships.
Types of consent include implied consent, expressed consent, informed consent and unanimous consent. Consent as understood in specific contexts may differ from its everyday meaning. For example, a person with a mental disorder, a low mental age, or under the legal age of sexual consent may willingly engage in a sexual act that still fails to meet the legal threshold for consent as defined by applicable law. United Nations agencies and initiatives in sex education programs believe that teaching the topic of consent as part of a comprehensive sexuality education is beneficial.

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    QLD Consent order - join tenants

    Hi, it my partner doesn’t sign consent orders what happens? regards, Palmer
  2. F

    QLD Interpretation of consent orders - holiday time

    My ex and I lodged consent orders that began in February. It has not been an amicable process. The orders state: 4. The children are to live with the Mother. 5. Unless otherwise agreed in writing between the Mother and Father, the children are to spend time with the Father as follows; (a)...
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    Parental Responsibility - Consent Orders

    Evening everyone, Some further history in other posts, however, are seeking some advice please regarding applying to vary consent orders. The existing orders are very brief and only include a few items which refer to - Parents have shared Parental responsibility - child lives with mother -...
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    NSW Making Amendments to Application for Consent Orders

    Hi, Bit of back story: Was with my ex for 5 years and had a child together in 2017. Having multiple break ups and reconciling, our relationship officially ended in Feb 2020 after he physically assaulted me. This was all caught on voice recording and he was told at the time it was being...
  5. mkr

    QLD Authorisation Docs / Consent for Travel with non-biological parent/carer

    In the following situation, what documentation should be given by biological parents, to allow for travel and parenting decisions? What if the parent cannot be located? Situation is: - Mother of two daughters (to different fathers), living on her own, is unable to continue caring for the...
  6. K

    Variation to consent orders - threshold for change?

    Just after some thoughts and advice on seeking variation to consent orders. Orders were signed by consent late last year, following several years of disagreement about where children would go to school. Dad conceded to ex’s choice of private school, with a notation that school fees and...
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    NSW Breach of consent orders, way to go.

    Hi there. Recently got consent property orders. No children involved. Basically the orders said for me to pay a sum of money then on 14 days notice the OP move out. I paid but the trouble is that the OP skinned the place leaving a bare and dysfunctional ex matrimonial home. The property was mine...
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    VIC Consent Orders made but not signed by Registrar of FCA

    I guess this is predominately an FCA procedural question re: property/financial orders. I've been separated from my ex for 30 months and we have a 4 year old daughter. It is a small property pool. My ex lives in the family home with our daughter and I rent. There are no parenting orders as yet...
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    SA Consent Orders Who Pays For In Financial Settlement

    In a Financial Settlement Do Both Parties Share The Cost Of Consent Orders,And What Are Likely Costs For Consent Orders.
  10. BrokeGirl7

    Relocating child abroad with consent order

    There's been a change since my previous post. My ex husband has unexpectedly signed a consent order my lawyer wrote 18 months ago. This gives me sole parenting responsibility and him visitation for 7 weeks per year in the school holidays. The order also states that I can leave NSW (I already...