ACT to legislate for civil unions

ACT to legislate for civil unions

The ACT Labor government is supporting moves by the ACT Greens to legalise civil unions in the ACT.

It is likely that any move will be vigorously opposed by the Rudd government, which has remained clearly opposed, as did the Howard government before it, to the ACT legislating for civil unions.

The Federal Government has the power to disallow ACT legislation, because the Commonwealth retains ultimate control over laws passed by the territories.

ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell is pressing ahead with the move, which he says is in accordance with ALP policy, even though he acknowledges that the move is likely to be “futile”.

For more, see the video on the ABC website.

Things to Read, Watch & Listen

Anne-Marie Hutchinson Memorial Lecture

I have been given the great honour today of talking about my friend and colleague, the late Anne-Marie Hutchinson, OBE QC (Hons). Speaking at the tail end of this meeting, I have to keep this interesting! I am not going to talk at first about Anne-Marie, but two other inspirational women in my first law… Read More »Anne-Marie Hutchinson Memorial Lecture

Embracing Wellness in Your Daily Routine for Fertility

American guest author Ashley Taylor has written an interest article about having a holistic approach to maintaining your health and addressing fertility issues: In the journey toward maintaining your health and addressing fertility issues, embracing a holistic approach is key. Wellness is more than just a goal; it’s a sustainable lifestyle that intertwines various aspects… Read More »Embracing Wellness in Your Daily Routine for Fertility

Consultation open: Queensland Assisted reproductive technology industry

The Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology Services Consultation Paper is now available and open for feedback until 25 February 2024. This follows the Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services and Minister for Women’s commitment to regulate the assisted reproductive technology (ART) industry in Queensland by 2024. The paper is designed to help inform considerations for regulating… Read More »Consultation open: Queensland Assisted reproductive technology industry

Family Law Section Law Council of Australia Award
Member of Queensland law society
Family law Practitioners Association
International Academy of Family Lawyers - IAFL
Mediator Standards Board