Marriage Equality Plebiscite Bill 2015

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
RICE, Sen Janet
LAZARUS, Sen Glenn
LEYONHJELM, Sen David
LAMBIE, Sen Jacqui
MUIR, Sen Ricky
XENOPHON, Sen Nick
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
44

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Summary

Provides for a national plebiscite to be conducted at the next general election on the question of whether two people should be able to marry, regardless of gender.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 19 Aug 2015
Second reading moved 19 Aug 2015
Lapsed at prorogation 17 Apr 2016

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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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