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December 2017

Marriage Equality by the numbers

At 5:58pm on Thursday 7 December 2017, the House of Representatives agreed to the third reading of the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017, effectively legalising same-sex marriage in Australia.

Family law report tabled

The Social Policy and Legal Affairs Committee has called for swift and urgent improvements to the family law system to better support and protect those affected by family violence.

November 2017

Taking aim at inauthentic art

Australian Indigenous art is recognisable worldwide and is a popular souvenir for the thousands of tourists who visit Australia each year. However, a number of submissions to the House of Representatives Indigenous Affairs Committee inquiry have stated that a staggering 80% of products sold in tourist focused retail outlets are inauthentic.

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