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Drop the plebiscite and just vote yes, Malcolm




Hi Malcolm, I’m a middle aged white married heterosexual bloke like you. I’ve been married since 1998. Sadly, not everyone has had that opportunity. I’m a little puzzled why you say in one breath the economy is in dire straits, and in the next, you want to spend over $160 million on a plebiscite, so […]

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MPs continue to argue over the plebiscite

MPs continue to argue over the plebiscite




The government is vigorously defending it’s plan for a national plebiscite as the only way forward for the marriage equality issue. Cabinet Secretary Arthur Sinodinos appeared on ‘Karvelas’ on SKY News and told host Patricia Karvelas that the government was committed to holding a plebiscite on marriage equality. “The problem we have as a government is […]

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Prime Minister still has hope a plebiscite will be possible

Prime Minister still has hope a plebiscite will be possible




Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is still hopeful that a plebiscite on the issue of marriage equality will still be possible despite growing signs that opposition will block the enabling legislation. Appearing on the ABC program ‘Insiders’ earlier today the Prime Minister said he still believed that that the Labor party would support the initiative and […]

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WA government considering position on historical gay convictions

WA government considering position on historical gay convictions




Western Australia’s Attorney General has been looking into the possibility of quashing historical convictions for homosexual offences that are no longer illegal. Earlier today Opposition Leader Mark McGowan announced that a Labor government would make an apology to people who were arrested for being gay in the years prior to homosexuality being decriminalised in Western […]

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WA Labor promises to quash historic convictions for LGBTI people

WA Labor promises to quash historic convictions for LGBTI people




WA Labor leader Mark McGowan has announced that if he wins next year’s state election he’ll introduce legislation to quash historical convictions for LGBTI people convicted of crimes that would not be illegal today. Labor said WA legislation lags behind other states when it comes to correcting past discrimination against LGBTI people. Earlier this year […]

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Kelly O’Dwyer: No decision has been made on plebiscite date

Kelly O’Dwyer: No decision has been made on plebiscite date




Kelly O’Dwyer, the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, has told the ABC’s ‘Insiders’ program that the government has made no decision on the timing of a plebiscite for marriage equality or the wording of the question. News reports have suggested that the government has decided to push back the plebiscite until February 2017 and […]

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Marriage plebiscite predicted for February 2017

Marriage plebiscite predicted for February 2017




Gay and Lesbian Australians have been left waiting at the alter as the government’s promise of a marriage plebiscite before the end of the year appear to have evaporated. Australians look likely to go to the polls again in February 2017 to address the long running marriage equality debate. The timing of the plebiscite will […]

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Leyonhjelm will support plebiscite legislation

Leyonhjelm will support plebiscite legislation




Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm has told The Australian Financial Review that he’s ready to support legislation for a plebiscite on marriage equality because he believes it’s the fastest way to bring about change. Senator Leyonhjelm said that while he had previously expressed opposition to the plebiscite proposal he now believed that it was the fastest […]

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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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