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Legal System

A process under s.75(v) of the Constitution (PDF 109KB)

15 November 2010

1

Response from Attorney-General, dated 10 December 2010, presented 21 February 2011 (PDF 127KB)

Parliamentary (Judicial Misbehaviour or Incapacity) Commission Bill 2010
(PDF 97KB)

15 November 2010
22 November 2010

1
6

Response from Attorney-General, dated 21 December 2010, presented 21 February 2011 (PDF 94KB)

Parliamentary (Judicial Misbehaviour or Incapacity) Commission Bill 2010, section 18 (PDF 98KB)

15 November 2010
22 November 2010

1
6

Response from Attorney-General, dated 21 December 2010, presented 21 February 2011 (PDF 90KB)

Parliamentary (Judicial Misbehaviour or Incapacity) Commission Bill 2010, section 17 (PDF 98KB)

15 November 2010
22 November 2010

1
6

Response from Attorney-General, dated 21 December 2010, presented 21 February 2011 (PDF 88KB)

Royal Commission into judicial accountability (PDF 104KB) 21 February 2011
1
 
Royal Commission into 'Proven Misbehaviour' (PDF 107KB) 21 February 2011
1
 
Establishment of a Judicial Misbehaviour Committee (PDF 122KB) 21 February 2011
1
 
Requesting a Royal Commission of inquiry into judicial accountability (PDF 78KB) 23 May 2011
1
 
Requesting a Royal Commission of Inquiry into judicial misbehaviour (PDF 90KB) 23 May 2011

1

Response from Attorney-General, dated 15 June 2011, presented 4 July 2011 (PDF 102KB)
Section 75(v) of the Constitution (PDF 20KB) 23 May 2011
1
 
Judicial misbehaviour (PDF 61KB) 4 July 2011
1
 
Judicial misbehaviour (PDF 94KB) 19 March 2012
1
 
Judicial misbehaviour (PDF 96KB) 19 March 2012
1
 
Marriage and Family Law

Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010
(PDF 75KB)

15 November 2010
21 February 2011
23 May 2011
22 August 2011
19 September 2011
31 October 2011
31 October 2011
21 November 2011
13 February 2012
19 March 2012

534
71
95
1
32
32
1,690
433
716
40

Response from Attorney-General, dated 29 March 2010, presented 23 May 2011 (PDF 132KB)

Response from Attorney-General, dated 15 September 2011, presented 31 October 2011 (PDF 97KB)

Response from Attorney-General, dated 30 November 2011, presented 13 February 2012 (PDF 88KB)

Retaining the definition of marriage
(PDF 47KB)
21 February 2011
240
Response from Attorney-General, dated 31 October 2011, presented 21 November 2011 (PDF 93KB)
Retaining the definition of marriage
(PDF 40KB)
21 February 2011
160
Response from Attorney-General, dated 31 October 2011, presented 21 November 2011 (PDF 93KB)
Retaining the definition of marriage
(PDF 33KB)
21 February 2011
103
Response from Attorney-General, dated 31 October 2011, presented 21 November 2011 (PDF 93KB)
Introduction of registration and certification of marriages for same sex couples (PDF 132KB) 21 February 2011
2
Response from Attorney-General, dated 15 April 2011, presented 23 May 2011 (PDF 116KB)
Certificates of non-impediment for certain same sex partnerships (PDF 62KB) 21 February 2011
2
Response from Attorney-General, dated 15 April 2011, presented May 2011 (PDF 99KB)
Equal access to marriage for all couples (PDF 55KB) 28 February 2011
2
Response from Attorney-General, dated 14 April 2011, presented 23 May 2011 (PDF 99KB)
The proposed legislation regarding marriage (PDF 18KB) 23 May 2011
120

Response from Attorney-General, dated 16 June 2011, presented 4 July 2011 (PDF 103KB)

Response from Attorney-General, dated 15 September 2011, presented 31 October 2011 (PDF 97KB)

Response from Attorney-General, dated 30 November 2011, presented 13 February 2012 (PDF 88KB)

Requesting that the Marriage Act be left unamended (PDF 60KB) 30 May 2011
19 September 2011
1
1
 
Opposing changes to the Marriage Act (PDF 82KB) 22 August 2011
12 September 2011
19 September 2011
19 September 2011
19 September 2011
19 September 2011
13 February 2012
84
5
42
25
5
48
32

Response from Attorney-General, dated 15 September 2011, presented 31 October 2011 (PDF 97KB)

Response from Attorney-General, dated 9 May 2012, presented 28 May 2012 (PDF 64KB)

Retaining the Marriage Act 1961 (PDF 27KB) 19 September 2011
35

Response from Attorney-General, dated 31 October 2011, presented 21 November 2011 (PDF 93KB)

Response from Attorney-General, dated 30 November 2011, presented 13 February 2012 (PDF 88KB)

Retaining the Marriage Act 1961 (PDF 81KB) 31 October 2011
278
Response from Attorney-General, dated 30 November 2011, presented 13 February 2012 (PDF 96KB)
Opposition to legislation supporting same sex marriage (PDF 73KB) 13 February 2012
150
 
Supporting same sex marriage (PDF 55KB) 13 February 2012
238
Response from Attorney-General, dated 9 May 2012, presented 28 May 2012 (PDF 64KB)
Opposition to changes to the definition of marriage in the Marriage Act 1961 (PDF 50KB) 19 March 2012
21 May 2012
21 May 2012
28 May 2012
25 June 2012
44
118
9,462
24
61
 
Christians and Muslims opposing changes to the Marriage Act (PDF 67KB) 21 May 2012 4,700 Response from Attorney-General, dated 20 July 2012, presented 20 August 2012 (PDF 75KB)
Retaining the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman (PDF 35KB)

18 June 2012
25 June 2012
20 August 2012
17 September 2012

 

26
1,061
176
156

 
Requesting a referendum on same sex marriage (PDF 85KB)

17 September 2012

29 October 2012

70

23

 

Other

Action on matters concerning Mr Julian Assange (PDF 84KB) 21 February 2011
1
 
Inter-country adoption with Burundi
(PDF 49KB)
Mr B Van Manen, 22 March 2011
438
Response from Attoney-General, dated 3 May 2011, presented 23 May 2011 (PDF 104KB)

Child sex trafficking (PDF 58KB)

Mr A Bandt, 23 March 2011
225,328
Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 16 May 2011, presented 30 May 2011(PDF 193)

Response from Minister for Justice, dated 25 May 2011, presented 4 July 2011 (PDF 207KB)
Opposing plans for plain packaging of cigarettes (PDF 48KB) 4 July 2011
35,001
 
Constitutional matters regarding the Livestock, Health and Pest Authority (LHPA) excise (PDF 76KB) 13 February 2012 156 Response from the Attorney-General, dated 17 April 2012, presented 21 May 2012 (PDF 103KB)
Compensation for survivors of human trafficking (PDF 91KB) The Hon Mr. A. Byrne MP, 23 August 2012
2,914

Response from the Minister for Community Services, dated 10 October 2012, presented 26 November 2012 (PDF 100KB)

Response from the Attorney- General, dated 22 November 2012, presented 11 February 2013 (PDF 182KB)

Funding for the Far West Community Legal Centre, NSW (PDF 779KB) The Hon Ms S Ley MP,
29 May 2013
772 Response from the Attorney-General, dated 12 June 2013, presented 24 June 2013 (PDF 412KB)
Requesting a referendum to coincide with the election regarding maintenance of the Marriage Act 1961 (PDF 361KB) 24 June 2013 89 Response from the Attorney-General, dated 23 July 2013, presented 12 December 2013 (PDF 603KB)
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