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Barnaby Joyce tells front bench to stop talking about gay marriage

Barnaby Joyce tells front bench to stop talking about gay marriage




Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has reportedly ordered front bench colleagues to stop talking about marriage equality describing it as an “Oxford Street issue”. The Australian has reported that Joyce blasted his colleagues for responding to “fringe issues” listing marriage equality as something they should stop talking about in interviews. The Nationals leader reportedly met […]

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Senior Liberals slam Cory Bernardi’s “betrayal”

Senior Liberals slam Cory Bernardi’s “betrayal”




Senior Liberals have criticised Senator Cory Bernardi over his decision to set up his own party labeling it a betrayal of voters. This morning the South Australian senator informed the Prime Minister he would be quitting the government and moving to the cross benches so he could set up his own party. He is expected […]

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Barnaby Joyce “can’t really explain” Safe Schools program

Barnaby Joyce “can’t really explain” Safe Schools program




Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has said he struggles to explain the Safe Schools anti-bullying program to colleagues in a radio interview this morning. The Nationals’ party leader told ABC Radio┬áthis morning that while regular voters are not discussing marriage equality or the Safe Schools program with him, Safe Schools was often raised as a […]

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Is it right to un-invite Malcolm Turnbull from Mardi Gras?

Is it right to un-invite Malcolm Turnbull from Mardi Gras?




OPINION Yesterday’s Annual General Meeting of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras saw a motion put forward to officially un-invite Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull from next year’s celebrations. Malcolm Turnbull made history in 2016 when he became the first sitting Prime Minister to attend Mardi Gras. Turnbull posed for selfie’s with spectators and participants and […]

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Australian Psychological Society opposes marriage plebiscite

Australian Psychological Society opposes marriage plebiscite




  The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is the latest professional organisation to voice concern about the Turnbull government’s plan to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality. In a statement releaed today the APS said it fully supports marriage equality, but believes the process for achieving equality should not be by means of a popular vote. […]

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Barnaby Joyce: Nobody has really been insulted by marriage debate

Barnaby Joyce: Nobody has really been insulted by marriage debate




Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has dismissed concerns about the mental health of the LGBTI community in relation to the government’s proposed plebiscite on marriage equality. Speaking to ABC radio this morning Joyce said nobody had been insulted by the debate over marriage equality. “The idea that this will cause a huge ardent debate – […]

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Can the PM find a way out of his plebiscite quagmire?

Can the PM find a way out of his plebiscite quagmire?




News Corp publications are reporting that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is considering a Plan B in light of the growing likelihood his plebiscite plan won’t get up. The Prime Minister’s Office is still declaring that the plebiscite plan is the government ‘s official policy,but the newspaper has reported that their sources have said that the […]

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Brandis warns: plebiscite or no marriage equality this decade




Federal Attorney General George Brandis has warned there will be no marriage equality in Australia this decade unless Labor supports the government’s plebiscite plan. The dire prediction comes as the Attorney General prepares to meet with Labor’s Shadow Attorney General Mark Dreyfus and equality spokesperson Terri Butler to discuss the details of the plebiscite. In […]

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Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce voices his opposition to Safe Schools

Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce voices his opposition to Safe Schools




New Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has told The Australian that he is opposed to the Safe School Coalition, a program that aims to reduce bullying on LGBTIQ students in schools. Mr Joyce said it was important that primary school students felt safe in bathrooms, and parents did not want their children to know about […]

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Will marriage equality be a topic on next week’s Q&A?

Will marriage equality be a topic on next week’s Q&A?




Marriage equality is one of the issues that get’s panelists on ‘Q&A’ into heated discussions. Since the show returned for 2016 there’s hardly been a mention of marriage equality or the upcoming plebiscite. The panel locked in for the show this coming Monday is likely to address the issue. Lining up on the desk alongside […]

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