Today is the last day to lodge public submissions in regards to Queensland’s civil unions bill.

Queensland Deputy Premier and Treasurer Andrew Fraser introduced a private member’s bill to state Parliament last week providing for the legal recognition and registration in Queensland of civil partnerships between two eligible adults, regardless of gender.

The bill would see partnerships registered on the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages, or by the couple making a declaration of their civil partnership before a civil partnership notary, prior to registration.

Parliament referred the bill to the Legal Affairs, Police, Corrective Services and Emergency Services Committee for detailed consideration.

The committee is calling for submissions to allow individuals and organisations the opportunity to have their say on the proposed legislation, and to assist the committee in forming any recommendations to the Parliament.

The committee is due to report back to Parliament by November 21.

You can make a submission here.

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