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Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Page: 9180


Senator ABETZ (Tasmania) (12:26): Madam Chair, as indicated to Senator Smith, I have a brief bracket of questions about his bill that I would like to put to him.

The CHAIR: Continue, please, Senator Abetz.

Senator ABETZ: Thank you. I just want clarification that the bill that Senator Smith has put before the parliament in fact does not reflect the postal survey question, which was: should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? Is it correct that his bill takes this a lot further and potentially will allow—if we were to take the Australian sex survey, for example—33 different gender types to also marry?