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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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Cory Bernardi to leave Liberals and form new conservative party

Cory Bernardi to leave Liberals and form new conservative party




The ABC have reported that South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi plans to announce that he will leave the Liberal Party to form a new political party of his own. The move would confirm whispers that started in March of last year, when The Australian reported that Senator Bernardi’s wife had registered trademarks for the name “Australian Conservatives”. The […]

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Josh Frydenberg: Labor will blink and allow a plebiscite

Josh Frydenberg: Labor will blink and allow a plebiscite




Josh Frydenberg, the Minister for the Environment and Energy, has told SKY News that he believes the Labor party will cave in on the idea of a marriage equality plebiscite and allow the people to make the decision on whether same sex couples should be allowed to wed. Frydenberg said the only thing stopping marriage […]

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Coalition showdown on marriage equality looming

Coalition showdown on marriage equality looming




The federal Liberal party appears to be heading towards a showdown over it’s policy on marriage with several MPs demanding the Prime Minister reject calls for a free vote on the issue. Fairfax Media reported that there are a growing number of Liberal members who are advocating for the party to abandon its failed plebiscite […]

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Eric Abetz, Terri Butler & Benjamin Law on tonights ‘Q&A’

Eric Abetz, Terri Butler & Benjamin Law on tonights ‘Q&A’




Tonight’s episode of ABC’s Q&A, the final episode of the year, is set to feature a panel of guests – many of whom have been outspoken on the issue of marriage equality and LGBTIQ+ rights in Australia. Conservative Tasmanian Senator Eric Abetz, Labor’s Equality spokesperson Terri Butler and out author Benjamin Law will all be seated on […]

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Is it right to un-invite Malcolm Turnbull from Mardi Gras?

Is it right to un-invite Malcolm Turnbull from Mardi Gras?




OPINION Yesterday’s Annual General Meeting of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras saw a motion put forward to officially un-invite Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull from next year’s celebrations. Malcolm Turnbull made history in 2016 when he became the first sitting Prime Minister to attend Mardi Gras. Turnbull posed for selfie’s with spectators and participants and […]

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Prime Minister suggests plebiscite might be pushed back to 2017

Prime Minister suggests plebiscite might be pushed back to 2017




Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has suggested that the plebiscite on marriage will be pushed back to 2017. Appearing on the ABC’s ‘7:30’ the Prime Minister was asked by host Leigh Sales when he planned to introduce the legislation required for the plebiscite to be held. “We will bring that legislation forward in the course of […]

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Eric Abetz: it will be difficult to hold the plebiscite in 2016

Eric Abetz: it will be difficult to hold the plebiscite in 2016




Tasmanian Senator Eric Abetz has said it will be too difficulty for the government to hold the plebiscite on marriage equality before the end of the year. Speaking to ABC radio earlier today Senator Abetz said the plebiscite legislation would need to go through proper processes and it was unlikely that it would be completed […]

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PFLAG steps up campaign calling for the plebiscite to be axed

PFLAG steps up campaign calling for the plebiscite to be axed




The Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) have stepped up their campaign against the marriage plebiscite by taking out an advertisement in The Australian. The group that represents the parents and families of LGBTIQ people said it’s time for the Prime Minister to stop sidestepping the issue of marriage equality. Recently the government […]

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Kevin Andrews prepared to contest Turnbull for Liberal leadership

Kevin Andrews prepared to contest Turnbull for Liberal leadership




Long-standing conservative Liberal MP Kevin Andrews has said he is prepared to submit a leadership challenge to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull under the right circumstances. The member for Menzies supported then Prime Minister Tony Abbott last year when Turnbull contested for the Liberal leadership, going head to head with Julie Bishop for the position of […]

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