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Matt Canavan: Politicians against gay marriage should ignore their electorates

Matt Canavan: Politicians against gay marriage should ignore their electorates

Senator Matt Canavan says politicians who are opposed to marriage equality should stick to their convictions and oppose the laws being changed. “You’ve got to be genuine and hold to your convictions,” Senator Canavan told Sky News on Sunday. “I think this idea that you should somehow change your fundamental principles and views because the […]

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New One Nation senator quits party hoping for “something better”

New One Nation senator quits party hoping for “something better”

One Nation’s new senator Fraser Anning has quit the party just hours after being sworn in as the replacement for Malcolm Roberts. One Nation leader Pauline Hanson put out a media statement saying Anning has “abandoned the Party” to stand as an independent “until something else comes along”. Senator Hanson said that for months she […]

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If Australia says Yes on Wednesday, a bill will be introduced on Thursday

If Australia says Yes on Wednesday, a bill will be introduced on Thursday

Western Australian Liberal Senator Dean Smith has confirmed that if Australia delivers a ‘Yes’ response when the results of the marriage postal survey are announced on Wednesday, he won’t be wasting any time introducing his marriage bill to parliament. Senator Smith announced he intends to introduce his marriage bill on Thursday. Senator Smith announced his […]

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Eric Abetz wants protection for ‘conscientious objection’ to gay marriage

Eric Abetz wants protection for ‘conscientious objection’ to gay marriage

Liberal Senator Eric Abetz says he is still hopefully that the result of the marriage postal survey will be a win for the ‘No’ campaign, but if the Australian people have chosen to change the marriage laws he wants provisions for “conscientious objection” included in the marriage legislation. Speaking to The Guardian Australia, Senator Abetz […]

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Cory Bernardi steps up campaign to delay marriage legislation

Cory Bernardi steps up campaign to delay marriage legislation

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has stepped up his campaign pushing for the government to delay looking at any changes to the marriage legislation. Senator Bernardi argues that despite having just held a $120 million dollar national survey on the issue the government should not consider discussing the issue in parliament. Senator Bernardi argues that […]

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Bernardi: government can’t look at marriage until it solves the citizenship crisis

Bernardi: government can’t look at marriage until it solves the citizenship crisis

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi says the Turnbull government can’t consider looking at changing the marriage laws until after it deals with the citizenship crisis. Appearing on Sky News earlier today Senator Bernardi said he hoped the polls showing that the ‘Yes’ campaign would have a clear win in the postal survey were wrong. A […]

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Cory Bernardi argues that marriage legislation should not be rushed in

Cory Bernardi argues that marriage legislation should not be rushed in

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has argued that any legislation to allow same sex marriage will have to be carefully considered by the parliament, and may take some time before it could actually become law. Last week Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull restated his belief that if the marriage postal survey returned a ‘yes’ vote, the […]

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Defence Minister says cost of transgender health care is justified

Defence Minister says cost of transgender health care is justified

Defence Minister Marise Payne has rejected calls to scrap health care in the armed forces for personnel who have gender disphoria. Answering a question in parliament from One Nation’s Senator Pauline Hanson, the Defence Minister said it would be invidious to discriminate between health conditions affecting personnel. Over the weekend it was reported that over […]

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Conservative MPs prepare a marriage bill with greater religious protections

Conservative MPs prepare a marriage bill with greater religious protections

A group of conservative MPs are rushing to create their own marriage bill in preparation for the ‘Yes’ case being successful in the national postal survey. The group, which includes WA Liberal Ian Goodenough and Andrew Hastie, are working on their own private members bill which will have greater protections for religious freedom than those […]

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Cory Bernardi to robocall millions for opinions on marriage survey

Cory Bernardi to robocall millions for opinions on marriage survey

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has authorised a campaign that will see millions of homes automatically called to gauge opinions on marriage equality. The South Australian senator, who has been at the forefront of the NO Campaign, will survey up to a million homes across his home state and Victoria; where his party has one […]

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