Archived from the original on 23 May The bill passed the Parliament in April and received royal assent the following month, with the majority of the bill commencing on the same day. Queensland in Augustbecame the first state to pass a law banning conversion therapy within Australia with 18 months imprisonment.
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Abbott was replaced in a leadership spill by same-sex marriage supporter Malcolm Turnbull, who had to maintain the plebiscite requirement as part of his elevation to the leadership. De facto relationships also have different time eligibility requirements than marriages under laws relating to Centrelink , migration, family law matters and assisted reproduction.
Australian political parties are polarised on LGBT rights issues, with stronger support from centre-left parties such as the Australian Greens and the Australian Labor Party , as well as among moderate members of the centre-right Liberal Party.