Stephens, said a ruling in her favor would have vast consequences. Retrieved 16 October Notwithstanding this, Turnbull committed to holding it "as soon as is practicable".
It can do so by amending the definition of "marriage" in the Marriage Act. Inamendments to the Superannuation Industry Supervision Act to allow tax free payment of superannuation benefits to be made to the surviving partner on an interdependent relationships, included same-sex couples, or a relationship where one person was financially dependent on another person.
Archived from the original on 5 June C'mon TurnbullMalcolm it's time! If she hadn't had taken all of that on so that I could have this experience, it'd surely be someone else here other than me today. The Bill was referred to a Senate Committee for inquiry but within a day of its referral a second Bill the Marriage Amendment Bill was introduced into Parliament.
Cook Islands Niue. And without Justice Kennedy, who joined four liberals in the 5-to-4 ruling granting same-sex couples the right to marrythe workers who sued their employers in the three cases before the court may face an uphill fight.
The Australian. For copyright reasons some linked items are only available to members of Parliament. Retrieved 13 December
For the committee's favourable report of same-sex marriage see pages As I have said, that was not found possible and the bill has now lapsed. The bill was rejected by a margin of 45 votes to 5, with only the Greens senators voting in favour of the bill and many Senators not in attendance.
Parliamentary Library Australia.