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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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Support for marriage plebiscite drops

Support for marriage plebiscite drops




A new poll released by Essential Media shows support a plebiscite on the issue of marriage equality has dropped from 66% earlier this year to 60% after the election. Parents of LGBTI Australians national spokesperson, Shelley Argent, said the drop was because of growing public awareness of how unnecessary and damaging a plebiscite will be. “More […]

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What does the election result mean for marriage equality?

What does the election result mean for marriage equality?




Saturday’s poll has not delivered a government for Australia but advocates for marriage equality have argued that the result shows there is no need for the Coalition’s plebiscite for marriage equality. Traditional marriage lobby groups have declared the complete opposite, saying the real loser was the election was the relentless push to redefine marriage. While the […]

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Bernardi calls for ‘go slow’ move on plebiscite

Bernardi calls for ‘go slow’ move on plebiscite




South Australian Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi has called on his colleagues to “take a deep breath” after Saturday’s federal election and put the brakes on the timetable for a plebiscite on marriage equality. With the government hoping to scrape back in for a second term Senator Bernardi told The Guardian that it was time for […]

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Labor confirms funding for the Safe Schools Coalition

Labor confirms funding for the Safe Schools Coalition




Labor had confirmed it’s ongoing support for funding the Safe Schools Coalition program. While Labor had previously said it would continue to support the program, the just released costings show a Shorten Labor government would continue to fund the program at $2 million a year through to 2020. Previously the Labor party had only guaranteed […]

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Howard: laws must protect those tangentially affected by marriage equality

Howard: laws must protect those tangentially affected by marriage equality




Former Prime Minister John Howard has made a series of comments about the potability of marriage equality being introduced into Australia and has said religious freedom needs to be protected. Speaking to The Guardian the former Liberal leader said there must be protections for people who are affected in a tangential way. “I do think […]

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Scott Morrison says he faces similar hatred and bigotry as LGBTI people

Scott Morrison says he faces similar hatred and bigotry as LGBTI people




Treasurer Scott Morrison has told ABC radio that he and people who oppose marriage equality face a similar level of hate speech and bigotry as the LGBTI community. Responding to concerns raised yesterday by Labor Senator Penny Wong regarding the level of hate speech that might arise in the lead up to a plebiscite the […]

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Gay politician’s campaign posters defaced




Jason Ball, The Greens candidate for the seat of Higgins in Victoria, has responded to a homophobic slur appearing on his campaign posters. The mental health advocate, who was the first Aussie Rules player to share that he was gay, posted a message to his Facebook account. “I post this picture not to give the […]

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Tasmanian Premier hints at watering down of anti-discrimination laws




Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman has indicated that his government will consider making changes to the state’s anti-discrimination laws ahead of the federal government’s proposed marriage plebiscite. Speaking at a budget estimates hearing on Monday the Premier said he was considering changing the state’s laws. “We want people on both sides of the debate to have […]

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