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senate vote 2008-06-18#1

Edited by system

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Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2008-06-18.4.2 motion] moved by Senators [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Andrew_Bartlett&mpc=Senate&house=senate Andrew Bartlett] and [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kerry_Nettle&mpc=Senate&house=senate Kerry Nettle], which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • The motion would have amended [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2008-06-17.62.3 earlier motion no. 1] introduced by Liberal Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Chris_Ellison&mpc=Senate&house=senate Chris Ellison], which was:
  • ''(1) That:''
  • ''(a) the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r3011 Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008] be referred to the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Legal_and_Constitutional_Affairs Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee] for inquiry and report; and''
  • ''(b) any related bill or bills that may be introduced to give effect to the recommendations of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_and_Equal_Opportunity_Commission Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission]’s report [https://www.humanrights.gov.au/same-sex-same-entitlements Same Sex: Same Entitlements], dated May 2007, also be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report together with the following matters:''
  • ''(i) the definition of ‘couple relationship’,''
  • ''(ii) empirical evidence from the states concerning the existence, recognition and relative numbers of interdependent relationships, other than de facto (whether heterosexual or same-sex) and marital relationships,''
  • ''(iii) whether the definition of ‘couple relationship’ should be amended to incorporate other interdependent relationships and, if so, whether the definitions should be broadened to include those relationships or whether a separate definition is required,''
  • ''(iv) the fiscal implications of the statutory recognition of other interdependent relationships for superannuation and taxation purposes,''
  • ''(v) the definitions of ‘child’ and ‘child of a couple relationship’,''
  • ''(vi) the legal and fiscal implications of the definitions referred to in (v), particularly as they relate to the rights, obligations and liabilities of co-parents (i.e., the parent in a couple relationship that does not have a biological connection to a child of that relationship), and''
  • ''(vii) all other matters considered necessary by the committee.''
  • ''(2) That the committee is not to conclude its consideration of the matter contained in subparagraph (1)(a) until it has concluded its consideration of the matters in subparagraph (1)(b).''
  • ''(3) That the committee must hear evidence, inter alia, from:''
  • ''(a) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attorney-General%27s_Department_%28Australia%29 Attorney-General’s Department];''
  • ''(b) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_of_Finance_and_Deregulation Department of Finance and Deregulation];''
  • ''(c) the Relationship Registries of Tasmania, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory;''
  • ''(d) the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission; and''
  • ''(e) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_Council_of_Australia Law Council of Australia] (Family Law Section).''
  • Senator Bartlett and Senator Nettle's unsuccessful motion was the following:(Read Senator Bartlett's explanation of their motion [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2008-06-17.64.1 here]. )
  • ''(1) At the end of subparagraph (1)(a), add “by June 24, 2008”.''
  • ''(2) Omit paragraph (2).''
  • Background to the bill
  • The Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008 is part of a wider reform that seeks to end discriminatory treatment of same-sex couples under Commonwealth laws. It was introduced in response to the [https://www.humanrights.gov.au/same-sex-same-entitlements Same Sex: Same Entitlements] report by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_and_Equal_Opportunity_Commission Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission] ('HREOC').(Read more about the bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/86LR6/upload_binary/86lr66.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (304 KB). )
  • The bill amends fourteen Acts in relation to Commonwealth superannuation and pension schemes to ensure that same-sex partners and their children are able to access reversionary superannuation benefits upon the death of a scheme member and in related taxation treatment of superannuation benefits.(Read more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum, [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r3011 here].)
  • References
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2008-06-18.4.2) moved by Senators [Andrew Bartlett](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Andrew_Bartlett&mpc=Senate&house=senate) and [Kerry Nettle](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kerry_Nettle&mpc=Senate&house=senate), which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • The motion would have amended [earlier motion no. 1](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2008-06-17.62.3) introduced by Liberal Senator [Chris Ellison](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Chris_Ellison&mpc=Senate&house=senate), which was:
  • _(1) That:_ _(a) the [Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r3011) be referred to the [Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Legal_and_Constitutional_Affairs) for inquiry and report; and_ _(b) any related bill or bills that may be introduced to give effect to the recommendations of the [Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_and_Equal_Opportunity_Commission)’s report [Same Sex: Same Entitlements](https://www.humanrights.gov.au/same-sex-same-entitlements), dated May 2007, also be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report together with the following matters:_ _(i) the definition of ‘couple relationship’,_ _(ii) empirical evidence from the states concerning the existence, recognition and relative numbers of interdependent relationships, other than de facto (whether heterosexual or same-sex) and marital relationships,_ _(iii) whether the definition of ‘couple relationship’ should be amended to incorporate other interdependent relationships and, if so, whether the definitions should be broadened to include those relationships or whether a separate definition is required,_ _(iv) the fiscal implications of the statutory recognition of other interdependent relationships for superannuation and taxation purposes,_ _(v) the definitions of ‘child’ and ‘child of a couple relationship’,_ _(vi) the legal and fiscal implications of the definitions referred to in (v), particularly as they relate to the rights, obligations and liabilities of co-parents (i.e., the parent in a couple relationship that does not have a biological connection to a child of that relationship), and_ _(vii) all other matters considered necessary by the committee._
  • _(2) That the committee is not to conclude its consideration of the matter contained in subparagraph (1)(a) until it has concluded its consideration of the matters in subparagraph (1)(b)._
  • _(3) That the committee must hear evidence, inter alia, from:_ _(a) the [Attorney-General’s Department](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attorney-General%27s_Department_%28Australia%29);_ _(b) the [Department of Finance and Deregulation](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_of_Finance_and_Deregulation);_ _(c) the Relationship Registries of Tasmania, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory;_ _(d) the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission; and_ _(e) the [Law Council of Australia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_Council_of_Australia) (Family Law Section)._
  • Senator Bartlett and Senator Nettle's unsuccessful motion was the following:(Read Senator Bartlett's explanation of their motion [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2008-06-17.64.1). )
  • _(1) At the end of subparagraph (1)(a), add “by June 24, 2008”._
  • _(2) Omit paragraph (2)._
  • Background to the bill
  • The Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008 is part of a wider reform that seeks to end discriminatory treatment of same-sex couples under Commonwealth laws. It was introduced in response to the [Same Sex: Same Entitlements](https://www.humanrights.gov.au/same-sex-same-entitlements) report by the [Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_and_Equal_Opportunity_Commission) ('HREOC').(Read more about the bill in its [bills digest](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/86LR6/upload_binary/86lr66.pdf;fileType=application/pdf) (304 KB). )
  • The bill amends fourteen Acts in relation to Commonwealth superannuation and pension schemes to ensure that same-sex partners and their children are able to access reversionary superannuation benefits upon the death of a scheme member and in related taxation treatment of superannuation benefits.(Read more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum, [here](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r3011).)
  • References
senate vote 2008-06-18#1

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on 2014-10-07 16:16:34

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2008-06-18.4.2 motion] moved by Senators [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Andrew_Bartlett&mpc=Senate&house=senate Andrew Bartlett] and [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kerry_Nettle&mpc=Senate&house=senate Kerry Nettle], which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • The motion would have amended [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2008-06-17.62.3 earlier motion no. 1] introduced by Liberal Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Chris_Ellison&mpc=Senate&house=senate Chris Ellison], which was:
  • ''(1) That:''
  • ''(a) the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r3011 Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008] be referred to the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Legal_and_Constitutional_Affairs Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee] for inquiry and report; and''
  • ''(b) any related bill or bills that may be introduced to give effect to the recommendations of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_and_Equal_Opportunity_Commission Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission]’s report [https://www.humanrights.gov.au/same-sex-same-entitlements Same Sex: Same Entitlements], dated May 2007, also be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report together with the following matters:''
  • ''(i) the definition of ‘couple relationship’,''
  • ''(ii) empirical evidence from the states concerning the existence, recognition and relative numbers of interdependent relationships, other than de facto (whether heterosexual or same-sex) and marital relationships,''
  • ''(iii) whether the definition of ‘couple relationship’ should be amended to incorporate other interdependent relationships and, if so, whether the definitions should be broadened to include those relationships or whether a separate definition is required,''
  • ''(iv) the fiscal implications of the statutory recognition of other interdependent relationships for superannuation and taxation purposes,''
  • ''(v) the definitions of ‘child’ and ‘child of a couple relationship’,''
  • ''(vi) the legal and fiscal implications of the definitions referred to in (v), particularly as they relate to the rights, obligations and liabilities of co-parents (i.e., the parent in a couple relationship that does not have a biological connection to a child of that relationship), and''
  • ''(vii) all other matters considered necessary by the committee.''
  • ''(2) That the committee is not to conclude its consideration of the matter contained in subparagraph (1)(a) until it has concluded its consideration of the matters in subparagraph (1)(b).''
  • ''(3) That the committee must hear evidence, inter alia, from:''
  • ''(a) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attorney-General%27s_Department_%28Australia%29 Attorney-General’s Department];''
  • ''(b) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_of_Finance_and_Deregulation Department of Finance and Deregulation];''
  • ''(c) the Relationship Registries of Tasmania, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory;''
  • ''(d) the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission; and''
  • ''(e) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_Council_of_Australia Law Council of Australia] (Family Law Section).''
  • Senator Bartlett and Senator Nettle's unsuccessful motion was the following:[1]
  • Senator Bartlett and Senator Nettle's unsuccessful motion was the following:(Read Senator Bartlett's explanation of their motion [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2008-06-17.64.1 here]. )
  • ''(1) At the end of subparagraph (1)(a), add “by June 24, 2008”.''
  • ''(2) Omit paragraph (2).''
  • Background to the bill
  • The Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008 is part of a wider reform that seeks to end discriminatory treatment of same-sex couples under Commonwealth laws. It was introduced in response to the [https://www.humanrights.gov.au/same-sex-same-entitlements Same Sex: Same Entitlements] report by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_and_Equal_Opportunity_Commission Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission] ('HREOC').[2]
  • The Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008 is part of a wider reform that seeks to end discriminatory treatment of same-sex couples under Commonwealth laws. It was introduced in response to the [https://www.humanrights.gov.au/same-sex-same-entitlements Same Sex: Same Entitlements] report by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_and_Equal_Opportunity_Commission Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission] ('HREOC').(Read more about the bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/86LR6/upload_binary/86lr66.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (304 KB). )
  • The bill amends fourteen Acts in relation to Commonwealth superannuation and pension schemes to ensure that same-sex partners and their children are able to access reversionary superannuation benefits upon the death of a scheme member and in related taxation treatment of superannuation benefits.[3]
  • The bill amends fourteen Acts in relation to Commonwealth superannuation and pension schemes to ensure that same-sex partners and their children are able to access reversionary superannuation benefits upon the death of a scheme member and in related taxation treatment of superannuation benefits.(Read more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum, [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r3011 here].)
  • References
  • * [1] Read Senator Bartlett's explanation of their motion [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2008-06-17.64.1 here].
  • * [2] Read more about the bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/86LR6/upload_binary/86lr66.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (304 KB).
  • * [3] Read more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum, [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r3011 here].
senate vote 2008-06-18#1

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on 2014-06-12 17:07:51

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2008-06-18.4.2 motion] moved by Senators [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Andrew_Bartlett&mpc=Senate&house=senate Andrew Bartlett] and [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kerry_Nettle&mpc=Senate&house=senate Kerry Nettle], which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • The motion would have amended [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2008-06-17.62.3 earlier motion no. 1] introduced by Liberal Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Chris_Ellison&mpc=Senate&house=senate Chris Ellison], which was:
  • ''(1) That:''
  • ''(a) the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r3011 Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008] be referred to the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Legal_and_Constitutional_Affairs Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee] for inquiry and report; and''
  • ''(b) any related bill or bills that may be introduced to give effect to the recommendations of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_and_Equal_Opportunity_Commission Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission]’s report [https://www.humanrights.gov.au/same-sex-same-entitlements Same Sex: Same Entitlements], dated May 2007, also be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report together with the following matters:''
  • ''(i) the definition of ‘couple relationship’,''
  • ''(ii) empirical evidence from the states concerning the existence, recognition and relative numbers of interdependent relationships, other than de facto (whether heterosexual or same-sex) and marital relationships,''
  • ''(iii) whether the definition of ‘couple relationship’ should be amended to incorporate other interdependent relationships and, if so, whether the definitions should be broadened to include those relationships or whether a separate definition is required,''
  • ''(iv) the fiscal implications of the statutory recognition of other interdependent relationships for superannuation and taxation purposes,''
  • ''(v) the definitions of ‘child’ and ‘child of a couple relationship’,''
  • ''(vi) the legal and fiscal implications of the definitions referred to in (v), particularly as they relate to the rights, obligations and liabilities of co-parents (i.e., the parent in a couple relationship that does not have a biological connection to a child of that relationship), and''
  • ''(vii) all other matters considered necessary by the committee.''
  • ''(2) That the committee is not to conclude its consideration of the matter contained in subparagraph (1)(a) until it has concluded its consideration of the matters in subparagraph (1)(b).''
  • ''(3) That the committee must hear evidence, inter alia, from:''
  • ''(a) the Attorney-General’s Department;''
  • ''(b) the Department of Finance and Deregulation;''
  • ''(a) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attorney-General%27s_Department_%28Australia%29 Attorney-General’s Department];''
  • ''(b) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_of_Finance_and_Deregulation Department of Finance and Deregulation];''
  • ''(c) the Relationship Registries of Tasmania, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory;''
  • ''(d) the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission; and''
  • ''(e) the Law Council of Australia (Family Law Section).''
  • ''(e) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_Council_of_Australia Law Council of Australia] (Family Law Section).''
  • Senator Bartlett and Senator Nettle's unsuccessful motion was the following:[1]
  • ''(1) At the end of subparagraph (1)(a), add “by June 24, 2008”.''
  • ''(2) Omit paragraph (2).''
  • Background to the bill
  • The Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008 is part of a wider reform that seeks to end discriminatory treatment of same-sex couples under Commonwealth laws. It was introduced in response to the [https://www.humanrights.gov.au/same-sex-same-entitlements Same Sex: Same Entitlements] report by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_and_Equal_Opportunity_Commission Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission] ('HREOC').[2]
  • The bill amends fourteen Acts in relation to Commonwealth superannuation and pension schemes to ensure that same-sex partners and their children are able to access reversionary superannuation benefits upon the death of a scheme member and in related taxation treatment of superannuation benefits.[3]
  • References
  • * [1] Read Senator Bartlett's explanation of their motion [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2008-06-17.64.1 here].
  • * [2] Read more about the bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/86LR6/upload_binary/86lr66.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (304 KB).
  • * [3] Read more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum, [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r3011 here].
senate vote 2008-06-18#1

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on 2014-06-12 16:55:42

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2008-06-18.4.2 motion] moved by Senators [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Andrew_Bartlett&mpc=Senate&house=senate Andrew Bartlett] and [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kerry_Nettle&mpc=Senate&house=senate Kerry Nettle], which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • The motion would have amended [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2008-06-17.62.3 earlier motion no. 1] introduced by Liberal Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Chris_Ellison&mpc=Senate&house=senate Chris Ellison], which was:
  • ''(1) That:''
  • ''(a) the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r3011 Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008] be referred to the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Legal_and_Constitutional_Affairs Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee] for inquiry and report; and''
  • ''(b) any related bill or bills that may be introduced to give effect to the recommendations of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_and_Equal_Opportunity_Commission Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission]’s report [https://www.humanrights.gov.au/same-sex-same-entitlements Same Sex: Same Entitlements], dated May 2007, also be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report together with the following matters:''
  • ''(i) the definition of ‘couple relationship’,''
  • ''(ii) empirical evidence from the states concerning the existence, recognition and relative numbers of interdependent relationships, other than de facto (whether heterosexual or same-sex) and marital relationships,''
  • ''(iii) whether the definition of ‘couple relationship’ should be amended to incorporate other interdependent relationships and, if so, whether the definitions should be broadened to include those relationships or whether a separate definition is required,''
  • ''(iv) the fiscal implications of the statutory recognition of other interdependent relationships for superannuation and taxation purposes,''
  • ''(v) the definitions of ‘child’ and ‘child of a couple relationship’,''
  • ''(vi) the legal and fiscal implications of the definitions referred to in (v), particularly as they relate to the rights, obligations and liabilities of co-parents (i.e., the parent in a couple relationship that does not have a biological connection to a child of that relationship), and''
  • ''(vii) all other matters considered necessary by the committee.''
  • ''(2) That the committee is not to conclude its consideration of the matter contained in subparagraph (1)(a) until it has concluded its consideration of the matters in subparagraph (1)(b).''
  • ''(3) That the committee must hear evidence, inter alia, from:''
  • ''(a) the Attorney-General’s Department;''
  • ''(b) the Department of Finance and Deregulation;''
  • ''(c) the Relationship Registries of Tasmania, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory;''
  • ''(d) the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission; and''
  • ''(e) the Law Council of Australia (Family Law Section).''
  • Senator Bartlett and Senator Nettle's unsuccessful motion was the following:[1]
  • ''(1) At the end of subparagraph (1)(a), add “by June 24, 2008”.''
  • ''(2) Omit paragraph (2).''
  • Background to the bill
  • The Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008 is part of a wider reform that seeks to end discriminatory treatment of same-sex couples under Commonwealth laws. It was introduced in response to the [https://www.humanrights.gov.au/same-sex-same-entitlements Same Sex: Same Entitlements] report by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_and_Equal_Opportunity_Commission Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission] ('HREOC').[2]
  • The bill amends fourteen Acts in relation to Commonwealth superannuation and pension schemes to ensure that same-sex partners and their children are able to access reversionary superannuation benefits upon the death of a scheme member and in related taxation treatment of superannuation benefits.[3]
  • References
  • * [1] Read Senator Bartlett's explanation of their motion [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2008-06-17.64.1 here].
  • * [2] Read more about the bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/86LR6/upload_binary/86lr66.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (304 KB).
  • * [3] Read more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum, [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r3011 here].
senate vote 2008-06-18#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-06-12 16:25:52

Title

  • Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws - Superannuation) Bill 2008 - Referral to Committees - Report by by 24 June 2008
  • Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws - Superannuation) Bill 2008 - Referral to Committees - Report by 24 June 2008

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2008-06-18.4.2 motion] moved by Senators [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Andrew_Bartlett&mpc=Senate&house=senate Andrew Bartlett] and [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kerry_Nettle&mpc=Senate&house=senate Kerry Nettle], which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • The motion would have amended [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2008-06-17.62.3 earlier motion no. 1] introduced by Liberal Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Chris_Ellison&mpc=Senate&house=senate Chris Ellison], which was:
  • ''(1) That:''
  • ''(a) the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r3011 Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008] be referred to the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Legal_and_Constitutional_Affairs Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee] for inquiry and report; and''
  • ''(b) any related bill or bills that may be introduced to give effect to the recommendations of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_and_Equal_Opportunity_Commission Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission]’s report [https://www.humanrights.gov.au/same-sex-same-entitlements Same Sex: Same Entitlements], dated May 2007, also be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report together with the following matters:''
  • ''(i) the definition of ‘couple relationship’,''
  • ''(ii) empirical evidence from the states concerning the existence, recognition and relative numbers of interdependent relationships, other than de facto (whether heterosexual or same-sex) and marital relationships,''
  • ''(iii) whether the definition of ‘couple relationship’ should be amended to incorporate other interdependent relationships and, if so, whether the definitions should be broadened to include those relationships or whether a separate definition is required,''
  • ''(iv) the fiscal implications of the statutory recognition of other interdependent relationships for superannuation and taxation purposes,''
  • ''(v) the definitions of ‘child’ and ‘child of a couple relationship’,''
  • ''(vi) the legal and fiscal implications of the definitions referred to in (v), particularly as they relate to the rights, obligations and liabilities of co-parents (i.e., the parent in a couple relationship that does not have a biological connection to a child of that relationship), and''
  • ''(vii) all other matters considered necessary by the committee.''
  • ''(2) That the committee is not to conclude its consideration of the matter contained in subparagraph (1)(a) until it has concluded its consideration of the matters in subparagraph (1)(b).''
  • ''(3) That the committee must hear evidence, inter alia, from:''
  • ''(a) the Attorney-General’s Department;''
  • ''(b) the Department of Finance and Deregulation;''
  • ''(c) the Relationship Registries of Tasmania, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory;''
  • ''(d) the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission; and''
  • ''(e) the Law Council of Australia (Family Law Section).''
  • Senator Bartlett and Senator Nettle's unsuccessful motion was the following:[1]
  • ''(1) At the end of subparagraph (1)(a), add “by June 24, 2008”.''
  • ''(2) Omit paragraph (2).''
  • Background to the bill
  • The Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008 is part of a wider reform that seeks to end discriminatory treatment of same-sex couples under Commonwealth laws. It was introduced in response to the [https://www.humanrights.gov.au/same-sex-same-entitlements Same Sex: Same Entitlements] report by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_and_Equal_Opportunity_Commission Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission] ('HREOC').[2]
  • The bill amends fourteen Acts in relation to Commonwealth superannuation and pension schemes to ensure that same-sex partners and their children are able to access reversionary superannuation benefits upon the death of a scheme member and in related taxation treatment of superannuation benefits.[3]
  • References
  • * [1] Read Senator Bartlett's explanation of their motion [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2008-06-17.64.1 here].
  • * [2] Read more about the bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/86LR6/upload_binary/86lr66.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (304 KB).
  • * [3] Read more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum, [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r3011 here].
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on 2014-06-12 16:25:35

Title

  • Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws - Superannuation) Bill 2008 - Referral to Committees - Subject matter for consideration
  • Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws - Superannuation) Bill 2008 - Referral to Committees - Report by by 24 June 2008

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2008-06-18.4.2 motion] moved by Senators [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Andrew_Bartlett&mpc=Senate&house=senate Andrew Bartlett] and [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kerry_Nettle&mpc=Senate&house=senate Kerry Nettle], which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • The motion would have amended [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2008-06-17.62.3 earlier motion no. 1] introduced by Liberal Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Chris_Ellison&mpc=Senate&house=senate Chris Ellison], which was:
  • ''(1) That:''
  • ''(a) the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r3011 Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008] be referred to the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Legal_and_Constitutional_Affairs Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee] for inquiry and report; and''
  • ''(b) any related bill or bills that may be introduced to give effect to the recommendations of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_and_Equal_Opportunity_Commission Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission]’s report [https://www.humanrights.gov.au/same-sex-same-entitlements Same Sex: Same Entitlements], dated May 2007, also be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report together with the following matters:''
  • ''(i) the definition of ‘couple relationship’,''
  • ''(ii) empirical evidence from the states concerning the existence, recognition and relative numbers of interdependent relationships, other than de facto (whether heterosexual or same-sex) and marital relationships,''
  • ''(iii) whether the definition of ‘couple relationship’ should be amended to incorporate other interdependent relationships and, if so, whether the definitions should be broadened to include those relationships or whether a separate definition is required,''
  • ''(iv) the fiscal implications of the statutory recognition of other interdependent relationships for superannuation and taxation purposes,''
  • ''(v) the definitions of ‘child’ and ‘child of a couple relationship’,''
  • ''(vi) the legal and fiscal implications of the definitions referred to in (v), particularly as they relate to the rights, obligations and liabilities of co-parents (i.e., the parent in a couple relationship that does not have a biological connection to a child of that relationship), and''
  • ''(vii) all other matters considered necessary by the committee.''
  • ''(2) That the committee is not to conclude its consideration of the matter contained in subparagraph (1)(a) until it has concluded its consideration of the matters in subparagraph (1)(b).''
  • ''(3) That the committee must hear evidence, inter alia, from:''
  • ''(a) the Attorney-General’s Department;''
  • ''(b) the Department of Finance and Deregulation;''
  • ''(c) the Relationship Registries of Tasmania, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory;''
  • ''(d) the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission; and''
  • ''(e) the Law Council of Australia (Family Law Section).''
  • Senator Bartlett and Senator Nettle's unsuccessful motion was the following:[1]
  • ''(1) At the end of subparagraph (1)(a), add “by June 24, 2008”.''
  • ''(2) Omit paragraph (2).''
  • Background to the bill
  • The Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008 is part of a wider reform that seeks to end discriminatory treatment of same-sex couples under Commonwealth laws. It was introduced in response to the [https://www.humanrights.gov.au/same-sex-same-entitlements Same Sex: Same Entitlements] report by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_and_Equal_Opportunity_Commission Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission] ('HREOC').[2]
  • The bill amends fourteen Acts in relation to Commonwealth superannuation and pension schemes to ensure that same-sex partners and their children are able to access reversionary superannuation benefits upon the death of a scheme member and in related taxation treatment of superannuation benefits.[3]
  • References
  • * [1] Read Senator Bartlett's explanation of their motion [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2008-06-17.64.1 here].
  • * [2] Read more about the bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/86LR6/upload_binary/86lr66.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (304 KB).
  • * [3] Read more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum, [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r3011 here].
senate vote 2008-06-18#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-06-12 16:17:47

Title

  • Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws Superannuation) Bill 2008; Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy Surcharge Thresholds) Bill 2008; National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical and Other Benefits — Cost Recovery) Bill 2008; Tax Laws Amendment (Luxury Car Tax) Bill 2008; a New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax Imposition — General) Amendment Bill 2008; a New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax Imposition — Customs) Amendment Bill 2008; a New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax Imposition — Excise) Amendment Bill 2008; Excise Legislation Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008; Excise Tariff Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008; National Fuelwatch (Empowering Consumers) Bill 2008; National Fuelwatch (Empowering Consumers) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008; Tax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No. 3) Bill 2008; Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2008 — Referral to Committees
  • Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws - Superannuation) Bill 2008 - Referral to Committees - Subject matter for consideration

Description

  • <p class='motion-notice motion-notice-truncated'>Long debate text truncated.</p>
  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2008-06-18.4.2 motion] moved by Senators [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Andrew_Bartlett&mpc=Senate&house=senate Andrew Bartlett] and [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kerry_Nettle&mpc=Senate&house=senate Kerry Nettle], which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • The motion would have amended [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2008-06-17.62.3 earlier motion no. 1] introduced by Liberal Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Chris_Ellison&mpc=Senate&house=senate Chris Ellison], which was:
  • ''(1) That:''
  • ''(a) the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r3011 Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008] be referred to the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Legal_and_Constitutional_Affairs Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee] for inquiry and report; and''
  • ''(b) any related bill or bills that may be introduced to give effect to the recommendations of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_and_Equal_Opportunity_Commission Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission]’s report [https://www.humanrights.gov.au/same-sex-same-entitlements Same Sex: Same Entitlements], dated May 2007, also be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report together with the following matters:''
  • ''(i) the definition of ‘couple relationship’,''
  • ''(ii) empirical evidence from the states concerning the existence, recognition and relative numbers of interdependent relationships, other than de facto (whether heterosexual or same-sex) and marital relationships,''
  • ''(iii) whether the definition of ‘couple relationship’ should be amended to incorporate other interdependent relationships and, if so, whether the definitions should be broadened to include those relationships or whether a separate definition is required,''
  • ''(iv) the fiscal implications of the statutory recognition of other interdependent relationships for superannuation and taxation purposes,''
  • ''(v) the definitions of ‘child’ and ‘child of a couple relationship’,''
  • ''(vi) the legal and fiscal implications of the definitions referred to in (v), particularly as they relate to the rights, obligations and liabilities of co-parents (i.e., the parent in a couple relationship that does not have a biological connection to a child of that relationship), and''
  • ''(vii) all other matters considered necessary by the committee.''
  • ''(2) That the committee is not to conclude its consideration of the matter contained in subparagraph (1)(a) until it has concluded its consideration of the matters in subparagraph (1)(b).''
  • ''(3) That the committee must hear evidence, inter alia, from:''
  • ''(a) the Attorney-General’s Department;''
  • ''(b) the Department of Finance and Deregulation;''
  • ''(c) the Relationship Registries of Tasmania, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory;''
  • ''(d) the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission; and''
  • ''(e) the Law Council of Australia (Family Law Section).''
  • Senator Bartlett and Senator Nettle's unsuccessful motion was the following:[1]
  • ''(1) At the end of subparagraph (1)(a), add “by June 24, 2008”.''
  • ''(2) Omit paragraph (2).''
  • Background to the bill
  • The Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008 is part of a wider reform that seeks to end discriminatory treatment of same-sex couples under Commonwealth laws. It was introduced in response to the [https://www.humanrights.gov.au/same-sex-same-entitlements Same Sex: Same Entitlements] report by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_and_Equal_Opportunity_Commission Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission] ('HREOC').[2]
  • The bill amends fourteen Acts in relation to Commonwealth superannuation and pension schemes to ensure that same-sex partners and their children are able to access reversionary superannuation benefits upon the death of a scheme member and in related taxation treatment of superannuation benefits.[3]
  • References
  • * [1] Read Senator Bartlett's explanation of their motion [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2008-06-17.64.1 here].
  • * [2] Read more about the bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/86LR6/upload_binary/86lr66.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (304 KB).
  • * [3] Read more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum, [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r3011 here].