Public hearing - St Kilda, Monday 9 November 2009

Public hearing - St Kilda, Monday 9 November 2009

9:30am – 5:00pm
Australian Institute of Management, 181 Fitzroy Street
St Kilda, VIC

Time Witness
Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2009

9:30am – 10:15am

Castan Centre for Human Rights Law (Submission m87)
Dr Paula Gerber, Deputy Director
Dr Adiva Sifris, Senior Lecturer, Monash University Law Faculty
Liberty Victoria (Submission m43)
Mr Jamie Gardner, Vice-President
Ms Anne O'Rourke, Vice-President

10:15am – 11:00am

Australian Family Association (Submission m70)
Mr Tim Cannon, Research Officer

11:00am – 11:15am


11:15am – 12:00pm

Australian Marriage Equality (Submission m90)
Mr Rodney Croome AM, Campaign Coordinator
Ms Sharon Dane, Consultant (via teleconference)
Mr Jason Tuazon-McCheyne, Member
Mr Adrian Tuazon-McCheyne, Member

12:00pm – 12:45pm

Family Voice Australia (Submission m8)
Dr David Phillips, National President

12:45pm – 1:45pm


1:45pm – 2:30pm

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Submission m2)
Ms Shelley Argent OAM, President

2:30pm – 3:15pm

Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (Submission m77)
The Most Reverend Peter Elliott, Auxiliary Bishop in the Southern Region
Mr Matthew MacDonald, Executive Officer, Life Marriage and Family Office
Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney (Submission m26)
Mr Chris Meney, Director, Life Marriage and Family Centre
Miss Mary Joseph, Research and  Project Officer, Life Marriage and Family Centre

3:15pm – 3:30pm


3:30pm – 4:15pm

Australian Coalition for Equality (Submission m88)
Mr Corey Irlam, Media Spokesperson

4:15pm – 5:00pm

Australian Christian Lobby(Submission m71)
Mr Rob Ward, Victorian State Director
Mr Ben Williams, Researcher



For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794