Retrieved 8 October Joint and stepchild same-sex adoption is legal nationwide, with the Northern Territory the last jurisdiction to pass an adoption equality law in March Tasmania's continued refusal to repeal the offending law led the Keating Government to pass the Human Rights Sexual Conduct Act which legalised sexual activity between consenting adults throughout Australia and prohibited laws that arbitrarily interfered with the sexual conduct of adults in private.
Awaiting notification  . Legal guardianships nationwide, except Hong Kong and Macauresidency rights for foreign spouses of legal residents Hong Kong.
Retrieved 12 September Retrieved 7 October Same-sex and opposite-sex de facto couples exist in all states and territories. First Name. Australian Marriage Equality. Following the state electionwhich saw Labor form minority government, the Parliament passed in December the Relationships Civil Partnerships and Other Acts Amendment Actwhich restored state-sanctioned ceremonies for same-sex and opposite-sex couples and once more changed regulations referring to "registered relationships" with "civil partnerships".
If the postal survey returned a majority 'yes' verdict, the government announced it would facilitate a private member's bill in the final sitting fortnight of the parliamentary year which would legalise same-sex marriage. ABC News. Same-sex marriage in Australia has been legal since 9 December Queensland Parliament.
Two Australian same-sex couples married in Canada in and lodged an application in the Family Court of Australia in Victoria, seeking legal recognition of their Canadian marriages. Retrieved 5 September Retrieved 4 December
The Daily Telegraph. Commercial surrogacy is banned nationwide. Retrieved 24 September Uniting Church in Australia. Same-sex couples can marry , enter into a civil union or domestic partnership in most states and territories , or can simply live together in an unregistered de facto relationship.
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