Very, very serious allegations are raised in these questions, and I do not bring them up lightly. They are so serious-and I will step through some of them in brief in a moment-that you would think that the foreign minister, or the Minister for Justice or the Attorney-General, for that matter, would have sought to have shut them down immediately if the allegations that are raised in these questions are not true. But instead of taking the opportunity to rebut these allegations and provide some evidence to back those rebuttals I am forced to raise this issue now, because in some instances answers are several weeks overdue.
Overseas marriage recognition laws must be standardised across the country to avoid the heartache and humiliation experienced by a British man refused next of kin status, after his husband died in Adelaide while the couple was on holiday, the Australian Greens say.
There is strong local opposition exists at all six sites currently under consideration for a nuclear waste dump in Australia. The communities of Hill End in New South Wales, Omanama in Queensland, Hale in the Northern Territory, Cortlinye, Pinkawillinie and Barndioota in South Australia have all said no.