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Law Council describes Paterson marriage bill as “extraordinary and perilous”

Law Council describes Paterson marriage bill as “extraordinary and perilous”

The Law Council of Australia has described the marriage bill proposed by Liberal Senator James Paterson as an “extraordinary and perilous” winding back of Australia’s anti-discrimination laws. Law Council of Australia President, Fiona McLeod SC, said while the Paterson Bill acknowledges concerns of those holding traditional views of marriage, it goes well beyond the issue […]

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Law Body: Government’s marriage bill goes too far

Law Body: Government’s marriage bill goes too far

The Law Council of Australia says the government’s proposed changed to the marriage laws, which would allow civil celebrants and ┬áservice providers run by religious bodies to reject same sex weddings, go too far. In their submission to the Senate Inquiry into the proposed legislation the law body recommends that the government drop the provisions […]

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