Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014

25 September 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-76010-094-0

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 59KB)
Recommendation (PDF 82KB)
CHAPTER 1 - Introduction (PDF 99KB)

Referral of the inquiry
Conduct of the current inquiry
Note on references
Purpose of the bill
Provisions of the bill

CHAPTER 2 - Key issues (PDF 170KB)

Marriage equality
Key issues arising from the Bill
Issues facing intersex Australians

Additional Comments from Senator Collins and Senator Bilyk (PDF 72KB)
Dissenting Report of an Individual Labor Senator (PDF 191KB)

Recognition of Foreign Same-Sex Marriage in Australia
Practical benefits of recognition of foreign same-sex marriages
Response to opposition to the Bill
Issues for Further Consideration
Concluding Comments

Dissenting Report from the Australian Greens - Foreign Marriages Bill 2014 (PDF 150KB)

Reasons to support the recognition of foreign marriages
Suggested amendments to the Bill
Objection to recognition of foreign marriages between same-sex partners

Appendix 1 - Public submissions (PDF 89KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 61KB)
Appendix 3 - Tabled documents, answers to questions on notice and additional information (PDF 81KB)

Additional information
Answers to Questions on Notice

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

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560