Marriage Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
ENTSCH, Warren, MP
GAMBARO, Teresa, MP
BUTLER, Terri, MP
FERGUSON, Laurie, MP
BANDT, Adam, MP
MCGOWAN, Cathy, MP
WILKIE, Andrew, MP
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the Marriage Act 1961 to: define marriage as a union of two people; clarify that ministers of religion or chaplains are not bound to solemnise marriage by any other law; and remove the prohibition of the recognition of same sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country; and the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 to make a consequential amendment. Also includes a regulation making power so that consequential amendments can be made to other Acts.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 17 Aug 2015
Second reading moved 17 Aug 2015
Referred to Federation Chamber 19 Aug 2015
Second reading debate 07 Sep 2015
Second reading debate 14 Sep 2015
Second reading debate 12 Oct 2015
Second reading debate 19 Oct 2015
Second reading debate 09 Nov 2015
Second reading debate 23 Nov 2015
Second reading debate 08 Feb 2016
Second reading debate 29 Feb 2016
Lapsed at prorogation 15 Apr 2016

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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