In this Part—
"close personal relationship" means the relationship between 2 adult
persons (whether or not related by family and irrespective of their sex or
gender identity) who live together as a couple on a genuine domestic basis,
but does not include—
relationship between a legally married couple; or
relationship where 1 of the persons provides the other with domestic support
or personal care (or both) for fee or reward, or on behalf of some other
person or an organisation of whatever kind.
Two persons may live together as a couple on a genuine domestic basis whether
or not a sexual relationship exists, or has ever existed, between them.
"registered relationship" means a relationship that is registered under the
Relationships Register Act 2016 , and includes a corresponding law
registered relationship under that Act.