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“Get out of my face” Barnaby Joyce’s message to marriage advocates

“Get out of my face” Barnaby Joyce’s message to marriage advocates

Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce has complained that both the YES and NO campaigns are too noisy and suggested that they should just be quiet and let Australians make their own decision about the issue of marriage. Speaking on ABC radio this morning Joyce said advocates were harming their causes by continually […]

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Barnaby Joyce refers concerns about his citizenship to the High Court

Barnaby Joyce refers concerns about his citizenship to the High Court

Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce has told parliament he will ask the High Court to consider whether or not is he is eligible to remain in parliament because he it potentially a New Zealand citizen. Making a statement to parliament Joyce said he would be remaining in his roles as Minister for […]

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Matt Canavan quits cabinet as doubts over his citizenship are raised

Matt Canavan quits cabinet as doubts over his citizenship are raised

Resources Minister Matt Canavan has resigned from the cabinet amid citizenship doubts and his eligibility to sit in federal parliament. Under the Australian constitution members of parliament must relinquish their citizenship of other nations before running for office. In recent weeks two senators from The Greens have been forced to resign after it was revealed […]

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Barnaby Joyce dismisses marriage equality discussion

Barnaby Joyce dismisses marriage equality discussion

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has dismissed talk of the coalition changing its position on marriage equality describing the issue of as something that it only of interest in Sydney and at dinner parties. Yesterday News Corp columnist Andrew Bolt revealed he had obtained audio of Christopher Pyne, the Minister for Defence Industy, declaring that […]

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Taiwan awaits marriage equality decision

Taiwan awaits marriage equality decision

A court decision that would bring marriage equality to Taiwan is expected to be handed down today. If Taiwan allows same sex couples the right to marry, it will be the first country in Asia to ahieve marriage equality. The case before the courts has been brought by gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei who has […]

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Dean Smith describes the postal plebiscite idea as “junk mail”

Dean Smith describes the postal plebiscite idea as “junk mail”

Western Australian senator Dean Smith has labeled the idea to hold a postal plebiscite as ‘junk mail”. The senator has previously spoken out against the plebiscite policy and called for a free vote in parliament. Speaking to The Australian Senator Smith dismissed the idea of a postal version of a plebiscite. “The postal plebiscite idea is […]

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Barnaby Joyce says nobody will be happy with a postal plebiscite

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has refused to comment on the possibility of a free vote on marriage equality, but says a postal plebiscite is something that would leave both sides of debate dissatisfied with the outcome. Appearing on SKY News’ Karvelas program the Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader was asked about the idea to […]

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Poll shows Coalition could lose votes over marriage equality delay

Poll shows Coalition could lose votes over marriage equality delay

A new ReachTEL poll has revealed almost 40% of voters in Coalition electorates are less likely to vote for the Liberal and National parties if they continue to block a vote on marriage equality. The poll commissioned by The Equality Campaign was conducted across 12 Liberal and National seats across rural, regional and metropolitan Australia. […]

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Matt Canavan says it important to respect supporters of traditional marriage

Matt Canavan says it important to respect supporters of traditional marriage

Liberal senator Matt Canavan has described reports of a push from moderate members of his party suggesting that it would be in the government’s interest to address marriage equality before the May budget as “unusual”. Senator Canavan says it is important to show respect to people who support traditional marriage as this group includes most […]

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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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