Weekly Snapshot Issue: 31 – 7 June 2019

Case we are discussing…

In the matter of D v McA (1986)the Supreme court of NSW explored the question of what constitutes a de facto relationship.

Powell J found that in order to determine whether a de facto relationship was in existence for the purposes of a property claim under the DFA, a valued judgment should be made having regard to a variety of factors including (a) the duration of the relationship; (b) the nature and extent of common residence; (c ) whether or not a sexual relationship existed; (d) the degree of financial independence and any arrangements for support, between or by the parties; (e) the ownership, use ad acquisition of property; (f) the procreation of children; (g) the care and support of children; (h) performance of household duties; (i) the degree of mutual commitment and mutual support; and (j) reputation and ‘public’ aspects of the relationship. 

Poem we are loving… 

Like a Caterpillar, 

we weave a cacoon of

thoughts, doubts, and fantasies,

slowly suffocating

ourselves. 

–      Shams Tabrizi 

Word of the week…

Cacophony- an unpleasant mixture of sounds, harsh noise, discord. 

In a sentence: Her thoughts were interrupted by a cacophony of squawks and wings beating against the chicken coop walls. 

Video we are watching…

The speechthat broke the internet. 

Be inspired. 

Life advise we are offering…

Everything has two handles: one by which it may be carried, the other by which it can’t. 

If, for example, your brother or sister treats you poorly, don’t grasp the situation by the handle of hurt or injustice, or you won’t be able to bear it and you will become bitter. Do the opposite. Grasp the situation by the handle of familial ties. In other words, focus on the fact that this is your brother or sister, that you were brought up together, and thus have an enduring, unbreakable bond. Viewing the situation that way, you understand it correctly and preserve your equilibrium.  

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