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Marriage Amendment Bill 2004


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

Summary

Amends the Marriage Act 1961 to: define marriage as a union of a man and a woman; and clarify that same-sex marriages entered into under the law of another country will not be recognised in Australia.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 24/06/04  
Second reading moved 24/06/04  
Second reading agreed to 24/06/04  
Third reading agreed to 24/06/04  
     
Senate
Message from House of Reps reported 25/06/04  
First reading negatived 25/06/04  
Introduced and read a first time 13/08/04  
Second reading moved 13/08/04  
Second reading agreed to 13/08/04  
Third reading agreed to 13/08/04  
     
Assent 16/08/04 Act no.: 126 of 2004
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Democrats [sheet 4394]
GREIG, Brian

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  • Australian Democrats [sheet 4393]
GREIG, Brian

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  • Australian Democrats [sheet 4392]
GREIG, Brian

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 4395]
BROWN, Sen Bob

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 4338 revised]
NETTLE, Kerry
BROWN, Sen Bob

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes