Senate debates

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Bills

Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017; In Committee

7:28 pm

Photo of Janet RiceJanet Rice (Victoria, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I'll respond, but I'm not in a situation to respond to that and I think that the safest thing to do in these circumstances is to oppose this amendment, because there may be other consequences. Making legislation on the floor of the Senate is not an appropriate way of determining legislation. It really isn't an appropriate thing to do. We are looking at this amendment and we have realised—as it appears that Senator Fawcett didn't realise—what the concerns about this would be. We have realised that this is not an appropriate addition to this legislation.

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