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Oct 12, 2007 Quickie Link: No Marriage Equality in Australia in the Next Future
By vanrozenheim

(Australia) - Prime Minister John Howard could announce within days a new policy to eliminate discrimination against same-sex couples in legislation. Speculation is mounting that Mr Howard is set to announce changes to give same-sex couples the same rights of access to a partner's superannuation as are enjoyed by married and de facto couples. A broader policy would also include equal rights to pensions, tax and other benefits such as Medicare safety net thresholds. But it is believed Mr Howard has no plans to overturn his legislation, introduced before the 2004 election and supported by Labor, to ban gay marriage.

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