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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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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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