Judge: De facto partner versus sister and charity

The deceased: Partner in a same sex de facto relationship
The applicant: De facto partner
Defendant/beneficiaries: Deceased’s sister and Royal Flying Doctors Service
Size of deceased’s estate: $232,000
Particulars of the claim: Applicant was left out of the deceased’s will.
Result: Applicant was awarded $100,000.
Reason for result: Factors warranting in the application. Applicant was a member of the household and partly dependant on the deceased.
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