Thu Sep 13, 2007
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Equal entitlements for same-sex couples - moving the process forward
This media release was issued by the Australian Democrats on 13.9.07.Australian Democrats leader Senator Lyn Allison this morning chaired a parliamentary hearing into the Same-Sex: Same Entitlements Bill 2007 - a Democrats bill designed to end financial and work-related discrimination against same-sex couples. She was pleased with the "hope and enthusiasm exhibited by committee members and witnesses".
The committee, which intends to produce a final report by next Wednesday, consists of Senators Lyn Allison (AD), Andrew Bartlett (AD), Carol Brown (ALP), Barnaby Joyce (NP), Claire Moore (ALP), Ruth Webber (ALP) as well as MPs Warren Entsch (LP) and Mal Washer (LP).
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