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Dean Smith’s marriage bill introduced to the Senate

Dean Smith’s marriage bill introduced to the Senate

WA Senator Dean Smith’s bill to amend the Marriage Act has been introduced to the upper house this afternoon, following the victory of the ‘Yes’ vote in the postal survey. Senator Smith’s bill has been co-sponsored by eight senators from across the political spectrum, and both Labor and The Greens have thrown their support behind […]

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Senator James Paterson drops his conservative marriage bill

Senator James Paterson drops his conservative marriage bill

Liberal Senator James Paterson has announced he is dropping his controversial marriage bill. The Victorian senator posted a statement to his Facebook page saying that it was clear that the majority of his colleagues supported Senator Dean Smith’s marriage bill. “I am very pleased with the strong “Yes” result today. At last, same sex couples […]

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Voters in Tony Abbott’s seat show huge support for marriage equality

Voters in Tony Abbott’s seat show huge support for marriage equality

Voters in Tony Abbott’s seat of Warringah have rejected his position on marriage equality with only one in four voters within the ex-Prime Minister’s electorate supporting his stance. Seventy five per cent of voters who live in Warringah and returned their survey forms voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to wed. Nationally Warringah […]

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Lyle Shelton: Paterson bill has the minimum level of protection required

Lyle Shelton: Paterson bill has the minimum level of protection required

Lyle Shelton, the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby and the leading spokesman for the ‘No’ campaign, has congratulated the Equality campaign for their decisive win in the marriage debate. The long term opponent of marriage equality says the next step is for parliament to introduce legislation that provides adequate protections for those opposed […]

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Pauline Hanson’s One Nation issue vague response to ‘Yes’ result

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation issue vague response to ‘Yes’ result

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (PHON) party have responded to the ‘Yes’ outcome in the postal survey on marriage equality. PHON, who have three votes in the Senate crossbench, issued a non-committal response on social media after the announcement of the ‘Yes’ victory. “Senator Hanson and all One Nation Senators acknowledge the Australian public’s response to […]

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How the states voted in the marriage survey

How the states voted in the marriage survey

Australians have voiced their support for marriage equality with 61.6 per cent of people taking part in the marriage postal survey on marriage ticking the YES box on their survey forms. Every state has voted in favour of change. Support was strongest in the Australian Capital Territory where 74 per cent of people voted ‘Yes’. […]

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The Equality Campaign responds to postal survey ‘Yes’ win

The Equality Campaign responds to postal survey ‘Yes’ win

One of the major driving forces behind the ‘Yes’ campaign in Australia’s postal survey on marriage equality have responded to the successful ‘Yes’ outcome. The Equality Campaign have described the result as a “historic milestone for Australians and a victory for equality and fairness that sends a powerful message to Federal Parliament to legislate for […]

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Australia delivers a clear YES result on marriage equality

Australia delivers a clear YES result on marriage equality

The Australian Bureau of Statistics have announced a ‘YES’ result has triumphed in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. After weeks of intensified debate, 61.6% Australian voters have declared that same sex couples should be allowed to marry by way of a unique postal survey devised by the Turnbull Government. The result has been described […]

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Malcolm Turnbull says Paterson bill has “no prospect” of passing

Malcolm Turnbull says Paterson bill has “no prospect” of passing

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has put his support behind Senator Dean Smith’s marriage bill saying the conservative bill put forward by Victorian Senator James Paterson has no prospect of becoming law. On the eve of the marriage postal survey results being announced, the Prime Minister said MPs would be free to suggest amendments on any […]

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This year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance will be in Birdwood Park

This year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance will be in Birdwood Park

This years Transgender Day of Rememberance will be on Monday November 20th, an event will be held in Birdwood Park at 6pm. This year’s event will include the candlelight vigil, inspiring speakers, a live band, slam poets and music. Transgender Day of Remembrance grew out of a memorial for Rita Hester. Hester was murdered in […]

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