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.
I want to speak tonight on the recent national elections across most of Myanmar, which I was privileged to witness as an election observer. Many people in this place will recall chaotic scenes across Burmese cities and towns dating back to August and September 2007 as the saffron uprising brought the tragic modern history of this country back into the global consciousness.
The imminent passage of the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015 will do nothing to protect Australians from the threat of violent extremism, Greens legal affairs spokesperson Nick McKim says.
The Government of Timor-Leste should have the right to pursue legal action in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague regarding claims that Australian spies bugged a Timor-Leste cabinet office during negotiations over an oil and gas treaty in 2004.