Marriage

Report

15 Jun 2018

This report uses interviews with victims of forced marriage, community members, and government and non-government stakeholders in Australia and New Zealand, to describe the perceptions and realities of forced marriage.

Audio interview

19 Feb 2018

When Ireland legalised same-sex marriage in 2015, conservatives were concerned it would impact on religious freedom.

Guide

15 Feb 2018

This Quick Guide (February 2018 update) provides a chronological list of bills relating to marriage equality introduced into the federal parliament, including bills restored to the Notice Paper or reintroduced in a later parliament.

Report

13 Feb 2018

The committee wishes to stress that the focus of this inquiry, as per the terms of reference, is not the legalisation of same-sex marriage, but rather to scrutinise the process that the government chose to undertake in order to reach the point where the national...

Journal article

23 Dec 2017

Throughout the western world there are now processes under way for the reform of marriage legislation to include same-sex couples. This article discusses the ethical complexity of such reform, especially from a progressive standpoint.

Report

Investigating the stress impacts associated with the Australian marriage equality debate during the lead up to the postal survey results announcement
4 Dec 2017

This resource outlines the results of a major survey into the stress impacts associated with the Australian marriage equality debate during the lead up to the postal survey results announcement.

Guide

24 Nov 2017

This Quick Guide provides a chronological list of bills relating to marriage equality introduced into the federal parliament, including bills restored to the Notice Paper or reintroduced in a later parliament.

Website

15 Nov 2017

The results are in. View the details of the survey results

Bill

13 Nov 2017

This is a draft Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the definition of marriage and to protect freedom of thought, conscience, religion, expression and association, and for related purposes.

Commentary

12 Sep 2017

The 'Yes' campaign needs to be wary of its most enthusiastic supporters, writes Peter Brent.

Commentary

7 Sep 2017

The High Court has struck down the challenges to the same-sex marriage ballot, clearing the way for voting papers to start going out next week.

Commentary

10 Aug 2017

One divisive figure in Australian politics could decide the result of the same-sex marriage postal vote.

Bill

6 Aug 2017

This is a draft Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the definition of marriage and protect religious freedoms, and for related purposes.

Report

15 Feb 2017

The committee embarked on this task cognisant of the deeply held beliefs and aspirations of people engaged in this national debate, regardless of how they view the institution of marriage. Debate surrounding previous bills introduced, and associated inquiries undertaken, into the issue of same-sex marriage...

Audio interview

14 Sep 2016

Once the plebiscite bill for same sex marriage is passed by the House of Representatives, it will then be tested on the floor of the Senate, where it now looks unlikely to get the support the government needs. Federal Attorney-General, George Brandis, has appealed to...

Commentary

Article

13 Sep 2016

Like much else in the forty-fifth parliament’s infancy, the same-sex marriage plebiscite has become hostage to the dynamics of contemporary politics: a weakened prime minister, a ferociously oppositional federal opposition led by a man also less than secure in his job, and a large, attention-craving...

Discussion paper

20 Jul 2016

The High Court in 2013 overturned the understanding of marriage in the Marriage Act 1961 as an exclusive, voluntary, heterosexual union for life, and that the Constitution therefore allowed the introduction of same sex marriage if the Parliament so decided. It is argued that the...

Report

30 May 2016

Despite families being much smaller, parents being older, mothers being better educated and having much higher employment rates, child poverty has risen significantly since the 1960s. In 1961, 95 percent of children were born to married couples; by 2015 the proportion had fallen to 53...

Policy

11 May 2016

Under the Marriage Act 1961 , a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant must:

complete Certificate IV in Celebrancy be assessed as a fit and proper person, and pay an application fee and ongoing annual fees ministers of religion authorised to solemnise marriages are not subject to...

Policy

11 May 2016

Most Australians support marriage equality and the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Act 2013 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexuality. However, the Marriage Amendment Act 2004 discriminates on the basis of sex, sexuality and gender by not allowing same...

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