Marriage is a controversial issue in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with clashes between rival groups strongly opposing or strongly supporting marriage, in a context of fewer couples marrying each year.This book explores this issues, with a focus on how governments are responding.The latest material added to the Australian Institute of Family Studies library database is displayed, up to a maximum of 30 items.
In response, the Evidence Based Policy Research Project aims to increase evidence-based policy making by all tiers of Government.
It commissioned two think tanks with different ideological leanings - free-market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs and progressive think tank Per Capita Australia - to analyse 20 high-profile federal and state public policies using the ten criteria of the Wiltshire test for good policy making.
In Australia, marriage between same-sex partners is not recognised by law, regardless of it being performed in an overseas jurisdiction where it is valid.
This article considers the issues for separating same-couples who had been married overseas.
This series presents information on the number of marriages and civil unions registered in New Zealand each year as well as the number of divorces granted.
This edition presents statistics for 2017, with a website supplemented with spreadsheets and data files.
Many foreign visitors are also marrying in New Zealand, in particular same-sex couples.
This report provides statistics on the number of marriages that took place in England and Wales in 2015, analysed by age, sex, previous marital status, and civil or religious ceremony.
This edition also marks the first release of preliminary findings on the number of same sex marriages in Australia.
3,149 same-sex weddings were held between 9 December 2017 - when amendments to the Marriage Act came into effect - and 30 June 2018.