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Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Page: 6786


Senator BRANDIS (6:00 PM) —Can I indicate on behalf of the opposition that the opposition supports this amendment. This is, once again, an amendment that was largely inspired by the recommendations of the Liberal senators on the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs inquiry into the bill. It is a beneficial amendment in recognising the status of marriage and appropriately describing children. For those reasons and for the reasons I indicated before, which I will not reiterate, we will support it.