The Guardian reports:
The commonwealth attorney general, George Brandis, has confirmed the government will challenge the laws in the high court, warning that same-sex couples could be distressed if their marriages were later invalidated. But the ACT attorney general, Simon Corbell, says the territory will not be bullied. “The only people being cruel and dashing the hopes of same-sex couples are the federal government in launching their challenge,” he told ABC Radio on Friday.
The fight illustrates the stark change the new conservative government brings to the country, after just months of having a marriage equality-supportive PM.