Friday, 11 May 2012

Bleijie leaves his options open

Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie has left his options open when it comes to the repeal of the Civil Partnerships Act 2011, according to his comments reported in yesterday's Queensland Law Society magazine Proctor.

The Attorney told Proctor:

“The department is working on a brief for me and we are also getting legal advice in terms of options going forward, recognising the fact that there was an election commitment that we would repeal if it could be shown that these people won’t be left in legal limbo.

Cabinet has yet to form a view on it.  I’m going to be putting a submission to Cabinet, but I’m not doing that submission till I’ve got the legal advice.”
Premier Campbell Newman said in advance of the election that the civil partnerships would be abolished, but was unclear as to whether or not that this would apply to those who had already obtained a civil partnership.

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