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Tony Abbott to speak against marriage equality in USA

Tony Abbott to speak against marriage equality in USA

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott is scheduled to deliver a speech to an anti-LGBTI group in the USA later this month. The Australian Financial Review have reported that the high-profile No campaigner will be making his second guest appearance in two years for the Alliance Defending Freedom. The ADF are a Christian group founded in […]

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Labor give their support to Dean Smith’s marriage bill

Labor give their support to Dean Smith’s marriage bill

Labor will encourage the government to accept Dean Smith’s private members bill for marriage equality, should the marriage postal survey return a ‘yes’ result. The government has promised MPs will be allowed a conscience vote on the issue of marriage equality should the $120 million dollar postal survey exercise indicate that the Australian people support […]

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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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John Howard says changing marriage laws will have wider implications

John Howard says changing marriage laws will have wider implications

Former Prime Minister John Howard has called on the Turnbull government to release the legislation it will use to create marriage equality ahead of national postal survey. Speaking to The Weekend Australian Howard said it would not be possible to change the marriage laws without their being wider implications for society. The former PM said there […]

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Amanda Vanstone shows her support for marriage equality

Former Howard Government Minister Amanda Vanstone has shown her support for marriage equality. The politician turned broadcaster posted a picture of herself wearing rainbow hued glasses to her Twitter account and encouraged her followers to vote ‘Yes’ in the upcoming postal survey’. “If you’re a bit pale on the idea then you’re not anti. Vote […]

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The Coalition for Marriage launches claiming to be the silent majority

The Coalition for Marriage launches claiming to be the silent majority

A new group, comprising most of the organisations opposed to marriage equality, was launched today. The Coalition for Marriage was announced on the thirteenth anniversary of the Howard Liberal government amending Australia’s marriage act to exclude LGBTI people from being able to wed. Claiming to be ‘The Silent Majority‘ and ‘The Underdog‘ in the debate, […]

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Former Prime Minister John Howard laments “minority fundamentalism”

Former Prime Minister John Howard laments “minority fundamentalism”

Former Prime Minister John Howard has lamented the rise of “minority fundamentalism” in Australia. Writing exclusively in The Australian Howard argued that the campaign for marriage equality is the biggest example of people displaying intolerance and bigotry. Spruiking a new book, The Tyranny of Tolerance by author Peter Kurti, Howard said the quality of public debate in Australia […]

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Former PM John Howard says Turnbull should hold the plebiscite

Former PM John Howard says Turnbull should hold the plebiscite

Former Prime Minister John Howard says he is sympathetic to the views of the man who threw a pie in the face of QANTAS boss Alan Joyce. Howard suggests Malcolm Turnbull should honour his promise to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality. Speaking at a forum earlier this week Howard said the man who waited behind […]

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Terry Healy: “There is a beautiful big rainbow over Southern River”

Through out the election campaign Terry Healy spoke to Southern River residents about the issues that mattered most to them. A lack of new infrastructure in the region, which has seen a growing population, was one of their concerns. Employment prospects was another. Many former Fly In-Fly Out workers who had build modest homes in […]

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The Greens call on Labor to rule out plebiscite option

The Greens call on Labor to rule out plebiscite option

The Greens have called on Labor to immediately and completely rule out supporting a harmful and divisive equal marriage plebiscite. The Labor party has yet to formally indicate whether or not they will support the government’s plebiscite legislation and the party has said it won’t consider the issue until early next month when their next […]

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