The survey did not require parliamentary approval and despite being legally challenged, was upheld by the High Court. Common-law marriage. Today's Stories. The Guardian Australia. Retrieved 22 May Archived from the original on 6 December Attorney-General Ruddock and other Liberals argued that the bill was necessary to protect the institution of marriage, by ensuring that the common law definition was put beyond legal challenge.
Pink News. In Augusta civil union bill passed the territory Legislative Assembly.