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Matt Canavan accuses colleagues of “vaulting arrogance”

Matt Canavan accuses colleagues of “vaulting arrogance”

Resources Minister Matt Canavan has accused his colleagues of “vaulting arrogance” for trying to shut down an alternative conservative bill on marriage equality. Coalition MPs have begun fighting over which bill may be used to legislate for marriage equality should a ‘Yes’ result emerge from the postal survey. Labor have voiced their support for Senator […]

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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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Liberal party president Nick Greiner joins YES campaign for marriage equality

Liberal party president Nick Greiner joins YES campaign for marriage equality

Former New South Wales Premier Nick Greiner will serve as the patron of the YES campaign for marriage equality from Coalition MPs. Greiner is the current president of the Liberal Party and he’s shared that the campaign is one that has personal; significance for his family. Speaking to Fairfax Media, Greiner said he wanted both […]

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Will the surge of young people enrolling to vote affect the next election?

Will the surge of young people enrolling to vote affect the next election?

Just before the last federal election there was a rally for marriage equality in the centre of Perth. At the end of the rally I walked around and asked people why they had attended and how they planned to vote in the election. When it came to younger voters the most common response was concerning. […]

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Tim Wilson on marriage equality: The country wants us to move on

Tim Wilson on marriage equality: The country wants us to move on

Liberal MP Tim Wilson says the country is over the long running marriage equality debate and wants the government to move on. Appearing on SKY News The Morning Shift Wilson said the decade long debate had faced many twists and turns but it was time for the government to allow a free vote and get […]

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Opposition to marriage equality drops in latest poll

Opposition to marriage equality drops in latest poll

The latest essential poll has shown that opposition to marriage equality has hit its lowest level. Just 25% of Australians are now opposed to allowing same-sex couples the right to wed. Support for marriage equality is at 63%, the highest its been since March 2016. Broken down on potential voting behaviour, Labor voters are 75% […]

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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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Government reportedly considering vote on marriage equality

Government reportedly considering vote on marriage equality

Reports have emerged that the Liberal Party may be considering a new path for marriage equality, despite earlier comments there would be no alternative to the plebiscite. The Herald Sun have reported that back-benchers are discussing the option of supporting one of the cross-party bills currently on the floor of the house, and holding a […]

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Senator Scott Ryan dismisses calls for marriage equality free vote

Senator Scott Ryan dismisses calls for marriage equality free vote

Scott Ryan, the Special Minister of State charged with delivering the government’s marriage plebiscite, has dismissed calls for a free vote on the issue. Despite the legislation for a plebiscite facing a certain death once it reaches the senate, many of the Turnbull government’s MP’s are adamant that there is no way the issue will […]

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Labor unanimously vote to block plebiscite bill in parliament

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has announced that his party have voted to block the government’s proposed plebiscite bill in parliament today. The much anticipated Labor caucus meeting this morning saw the party vote unanimously to block the proposed public vote. The legislation is now destined to fail in the Senate, facing the combined opposition of Labor, […]

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