Senate debates

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Bills

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

12:16 pm

Photo of Dean SmithDean Smith (WA, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

If anyone wanted a demonstration that this bill was sensible and balanced, this is it. I continue to argue that the bill that's before the chamber is an accurate reflection of the extensive work that was done through the Senate committee process. I argue that the religious protections and other elements of the bill are necessary and appropriate, and I won't be supporting these amendments.

The CHAIR: The question is that amendments (1) to (4), (6) and (7), and (9) to (12) on sheet 8299 be agreed to.

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