Same-sex marriage bill introduced to Parliament, with senators set to debate religious exemptions


Updated November 15, 2017 17:20:27 Video: Liberal senator Dean Smith introduces legislation to legalise same-sex marriage (ABC News) Related Story: ‘Australians have voted Yes for love,’ PM declares In a historic moment for the Australian Parliament, Liberal senator Dean Smith has introduced the bill expected to legalise same-sex…

Same-sex marriage: Dean Smith bill ‘not enough’ to protect religious freedom

Liberal frontbencher Alex Hawke says he does not believe his Senate colleague Dean Smith’s same-sex marriage private members’ bill goes far enough to protect religious freedom. Mr Hawke’s comments come after the Australian Bureau of Statistics …Don’t expect homophobia to just go away if the ‘yes’ vote wins

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill to be introduced to NSW Parliament with option for patient’s to end their own life

A bill that would allow terminally ill people to voluntarily end their lives will be introduced to the New South Wales Parliament today after two years of consultations. The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill was drafted by a multi-party parliamentary group Life jail threat for Vic euthanasia breach

Death bill debate in Victorian parliament Yahoo7 News

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says he won’t vote for any amendments to a proposed bill to legalise voluntary assisted dying even though his deputy is the one proposing them. Andrew Denton is one of those supporting the Victorian government’s assisted dying bill. The controversial bill, which would legalise a scheme …

Australians endorse gay marriage, ensuring Parliament bill

CANBERRA, Australia — Australians supported gay marriage in a postal survey that ensures Parliament will consider legalizing same-sex weddings this year.The Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday 62 per cent of registered voters who responded in the unprecedented survey favoured reform.The conservative government promised to allow a bill creating …

NSW parliament to debate assisted dying laws

A contentious bill to legalise voluntary assisted dying is being introduced to the NSW parliament, but is not expected to be debated for several months. Nationals MP Trevor Khan is among those behind the cross-party bill which would give terminally ill NSW to consider assisted dying laws

Coalition conservatives working on rival same-sex marriage bill | Australia news

Turnbull government ministers have begun jockeying over which bill will be used to legislate marriage equality, with Michael Sukkar suggesting there could be “multiple private members bills” and calling for a “no detriment” clause to allow people to reject same-sex marriage in all walks of life. The education minister, Simon …

Bank levy faces debate in SA parliament

The Liberal Party will follow through on its pledge to vote against the state government’s controversial bank tax, opposition treasury spokesman Rob Lucas has told the South Australian upper house.During a debate on the budget measures bill on Tuesday, the Australian Conservatives said they would also oppose the tax while …