Research Fellow, Griffith University
Lyndal has a PhD from Griffith Law School, an MA in Sociology and a BSc in Australian Environmental Studies. She is currently an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Law Futures Centre, Griffith University, as well as a sessional academic in the School of Human Services and Social Work, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Griffith Law School.
In Australias social security laws, the couple rule is used to determine if a person is in a relationship, tying access to Centrelink payments to the income and assets of their partner. For victims of domestic violence,...