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Thursday, 12 August 2004
Page: 26556


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator Ferguson)—As the time for debating this bill has expired, I put the final amendment, which is Australian Greens' amendment (3).

The amendment read as follows—

R(3) Schedule 1, page 3 (after line 19), at the end of the bill, add:

4 After section 88E

Insert

88EB Continuing validity of a marriage

For the avoidance of doubt, a union solemnised and recognised as a marriage in Australia before the commencement of the provisions of the Marriage Amendment Act 2004 will continue to be recognised as a marriage in Australia after the commencement of that Act.


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN —The question is that that amendment be agreed to.

Question negatived.

Bill agreed to.

Bill reported without amendment; report adopted.