Todays Australian News
- High Court throws out ACT's gay marriage laws
Same-sex couples who wed in the ACT will have their marriages annulled after the High Court ruled against the laws.
Craig Berry and his partner Ulises Garcia were among 31 couples who tied the knot after the laws came into effect last weekend but after five days, their marriage is over thanks to today's court ruling.
"We're sad, but as far as I'm concerned my love for Uli hasn't changed, we're still married as far as we're concerned," Mr Berry said.
The High Court in Canberra ruled that the ACT's laws were inconsistent with the Federal Marriage Act and therefore unconstitutional.
The ruling is a victory for the Commonwealth, which had launched the appeal against the laws.
- Court rules Toyota cannot proceed with employee vote on proposed work changes
The Federal Court has ruled that Toyota cannot go ahead with a vote on reduced working conditions by workers at its Altona workshop in Victoria.
- No pay rise for aged care workers after Coalition scraps Labor fund
Thousands of aged care workers will miss out on an expected pay rise after the Federal Government dumped a $1.2 billion fund set up by Labor.