On 30 November 2016, the Senate resolved to establish the Select Committee on the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill to inquire into the Commonwealth Government’s exposure draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill.
The committee is due to report on or by 15 February 2017.
Please read the terms of reference carefully before making your submission. The committee has resolved that it will only accept submissions strictly addressing its terms of reference, with a particular focus on the following areas:
Substantive submissions that explore the technical aspects of the terms of reference will be published, however the committee does not have the resources or time to consider short statements expressing support either for or against same-sex marriage. As such, these statements will be treated as correspondence and not published.
The committee has also resolved that it will not publish form or campaign letters, or petitions, received to the inquiry.
The closing date for submissions is Friday 13 January 2017.
If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.
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