Australia dating laws

Elections are held on Saturdays, absent voters can vote in any state polling place, and voters in remote areas can vote before an election at pre-poll voting centers or via mail.

In 1924, Australian officials felt that compulsory voting would eliminate voter apathy. The Australian Electoral Commission provides some arguments in favor and against compulsory voting.

In Australia, there is no Commonwealth legislation regulating the practice of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).

However, the Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee (RTAC), is responsible for setting standards for ART practices, as well as for granting accreditations of fertility centres. Singles and lesbian women have access to artificial insemination and In vitro Fertilization (IVF) in every state, without having to first prove their infertility, as described in Ethical guidelines on the use of Assisted Reproductive Technology in clinical practice and research (2007).

For example, Tasmania and South Australia have recently passed laws authorizing altruistic surrogacy.

Surrogacy Act 2010 Queensland / Source: Queensland Government: Statutes Amendment (Surrogacy) Act 2009 / SA Legislation: Singles access to adoption is legal in most Australian States and territories, apart from Victoria State.

Joint and individual adoption are now legal for LGBT people in every state and territory, except for the Northern Territory.

All Australian citizens over the age of 18 (except those of unsound mind or those convicted of serious crimes) must be registered to vote and show up at their polling place on election day.

Australians who do not show up are subject to fines, although those who were ill or otherwise incapable of voting on election day can have their fines waived.

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