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Eric Abetz chats about people who want to marry bridges

Eric Abetz chats about people who want to marry bridges




Senator Eric Abetz has discussed the scenario of people wanting to marry bridges and other inanimate objects in the future. Writing in Family World News, a monthly newsletter put together by NSW MP, the Reverend Fred Nile, Abetz wrote that if marriage equality was allowed the meaning of marriage could be changed to make it […]

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Tony Abbott proposes taking plebiscite to the next election

Tony Abbott proposes taking plebiscite to the next election




Tony Abbott thinks the government should stick with the current policy of a plebiscite, and even take it to the next election. “If it was good to put to the people at the last election, I don’t see why it wouldn’t be good to put it to the people at the next election,” Abbott told Sydney […]

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Malcolm Turnbull restates his belief in the plebiscite

Malcolm Turnbull restates his belief in the plebiscite




Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has restated that the coalition will not back away from their policy to hold a plebiscite over the issue of marriage equality. The PM was asked about marriage equality again after Liberal Senator Dean Smith confirmed that he was working on a private members bill and hoped to raise the issue […]

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Rodney Croome: Marriage equality is closer than ever in Australia

Rodney Croome: Marriage equality is closer than ever in Australia




Veteran marriage equality advocate Rodney Croome has said he believes marriage equality is coming to Australia soon, following news of Liberal Senator Dean Smith working on a private members bill. Speaking on ABC Radio, Mr Croome said he was confident Senator Smith’s bill would succeed, despite the government’s unwavering plebiscite policy. “I’m more confident now […]

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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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