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Plebiscite (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 2016


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
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  
Second reading debate 11/10/16  
Second reading debate 12/10/16  
Second reading debate 13/10/16  
Second reading debate 19/10/16  
Second reading debate 20/10/16  
Second reading agreed to 20/10/16  
Third reading agreed to 20/10/16  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 07/11/16  
Second reading moved 07/11/16  
Second reading debate 07/11/16  
Second reading negatived 07/11/16  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Pauline Hansons One Nation [sheet 7943]
HANSON, Sen Pauline

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes