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Plebiscite (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 2016


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Establishes the legislative framework for a compulsory in-person vote in a national plebiscite that would ask Australians “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14/09/16  
Second reading moved 14/09/16  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes