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Eric Abetz condemns Pyne for undermining plebiscite policy

Eric Abetz condemns Pyne for undermining plebiscite policy




Tasmanian Senator Eric Abetz has spoken out against comments made by fellow Liberal Christopher Pyne suggesting marriage equality may come sooner than expected. The long-time opponent of marriage equality has told the ABC he found Mr Pyne’s comments to be divisive, deviating from government policy formed under former Prime Minister Tony Abbott to hold a plebiscite on […]

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Eric Abetz grills SBS boss over his support for marriage equality

Eric Abetz grills SBS boss over his support for marriage equality




Liberal senator Eric Abetz has grilled SBS CEO Michael Ebeid over his support for marriage equality, suggesting that the broadcasting boss spent too much time campaigning against government policy. Ebeid was appearing before a Senate Estimates committee yesterday when he and his staff faced a barrage of questions about his personal emails. Senator Abetz questioned […]

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Airbnb campaign will greet politicians returning to Canberra

Airbnb campaign will greet politicians returning to Canberra




Politicians returning to parliament in Canberra will be greeted at Canberra Airport by the Airbnb ‘Until We All Belong’ campaign. The accommodation referral service launched their campaign a month ago with a series of rings and advertisements across the nation. This week Canberra airport will be the focus as pressure continues to be put on […]

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Abetz suggests gay people can turn to “heterosexual relationships”

Abetz suggests gay people can turn to “heterosexual relationships”




Conservative Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has said he wants to see balance from the media when it comes to reporting on people in “gay relationships who then go on into heterosexual relationships.” Speaking to Sky News’ Samantha Maiden, Abetz was asked if he personally believes that “gays and lesbians can pull up their bootstraps and show a […]

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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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OPINION | The War on Rainbows

OPINION | The War on Rainbows




There seems to be a war on rainbows, with the LGBTI community’s symbol of inclusion and diversity being challenged and deemed an offensive by our most vocal opponents. The Australian Christian Lobby complained about the ACT government flying the flag on government land. Managing Director Lyle Shelton said the rainbow had become a political symbol […]

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Protesters bring their rainbow flags to the office of Senator Eric Abetz

Protesters bring their rainbow flags to the office of Senator Eric Abetz




Protesters have voiced their displeasure about recent comments Liberal Senator Eric Abetz made about rainbow flags by staging a peaceful demonstration outside his Tasmanian office. The Wednesday night protest came in the wake of comments from Senator Abetz declaring the Rainbow Flag the symbol of a “political cause” and questioning whether it should be flown […]

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Shelley Argent: Why I love the rainbow flag




PFLAG’s National spokesperson Shelley Argent has spoken up about her love of the rainbow flag. “To me the rainbow flag is similar to the indigenous flag. Both are symbols and official recognition by the people, nationally and internationally recognised. They are not flags of hate, discrimination or oppression.” Argent said. The vocal marriage equality supporter […]

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Turnbull smacks down Abbott’s scathing criticism

Turnbull smacks down Abbott’s scathing criticism




Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told reporters he’s not going to be distracted by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s criticism of the government’s policy agenda, describing the comments as “sad”. Yesterday former Prime Minister Tony Abbott outlined his policy vision for the Liberal party during a speech at the launch for a book of essays […]

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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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