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Nationals Senator will vote no on marriage equality despite plebiscite

Nationals Senator will vote no on marriage equality despite plebiscite




Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie has joined her voice with Liberal Senators Eric Abetz and Cory Bernardi, vowing to vote no on marriage equality legislation despite the outcome the proposed nation-wide plebiscite. Speaking with a colleague outside Parliament House, Senator McKenzie confirmed she would vote no on changes to the Marriage Act. Senator McKenzie asserted that it was […]

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Tim Wilson won’t run for senate spot

Tim Wilson won’t run for senate spot




Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson won’t run for a spot in the senate at the next election. There had been speculation that Mr Wilson would seek pre-selection to represent the Liberal party in Victoria and replace Senator Michael Ronaldson at the top of the ticket. While Mr Wilson has declined to comment on the matter it […]

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Will Trent Zimmerman be the first openly gay man in the lower house?




The Liberal party is set to announce that Trent Zimmerman will be their candidate for the upcoming by-election in North Sydney. Mr Zimmerman won pre-selection for the seat in a vote on Monday night, his candidacy is expected to be endorsed by the party. If successful Mr Zimmerman will become the first openly gay person […]

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Marriage equality advocates weigh in on binding plebiscite

Marriage equality advocates weigh in on binding plebiscite




  Marriage equality proponents have responded to Coalition MP Warren Entsch’s plan to introduce legislation that will bind the Federal Government to act on the results of a marriage equality plebiscite. Australian Marriage Equality say they will support a binding plebiscite provided the process is fair and uncomplicated. AME national director Rodney Croome says Mr […]

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Coalition MP proposes unique plan for marriage plebiscite

Coalition MP proposes unique plan for marriage plebiscite




Coalition MP Warren Entsch has submitted a plan to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that would see Parliament vote on marriage equality before the next federal election. The plan proposes that Parliament would resolve any changes to the Marriage Act by parliamentary vote, under the condition that amendments will not be made without a ‘Yes’ vote […]

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Pride flag made of potatoes appears at Parliament House

Pride flag made of potatoes appears at Parliament House




Two Australian teenagers have built a rainbow flag out of painted potatoes on the lawn of Parliament House to protest inaction on marriage equality in Canberra. Potato Messenger, created by Dan Buttson and Will Richards, is a program designed to send potatoes with hand written messages to anyone is Australia. The boys had planned a special […]

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Turnbull Challenges for Liberal Leadership

Turnbull Challenges for Liberal Leadership




Malcolm Turnbull has resigned from the front bench and will challenge the Prime Minister for leadership of the Liberal Party. Describing current Prime Minister Tony Abbott as being unfit for the role, Mr Turnbull said the people wanted change. Mr Turbull said it was time for end of policy on the run and Captain’s calls […]

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Hastie will support marriage equality if Canning want it

Hastie will support marriage equality if Canning want it




The Liberal candidate for the upcoming Canning by-election, Andrew Hastie, has said he will support marriage equality should a public vote show his potential electorate supports the move. The West Australian reports that the potential MP says he is in favour of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s decision to hold a plebiscite or referendum after the […]

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Abbott “last man standing” against marriage equality: Entsch

Abbott “last man standing” against marriage equality: Entsch




Coalition MP Warren Entsch, who introduced a cross-party supported marriage equality bill last month, believes if Greece can organise a referendum on a national bailout in 10 days, Australia should be able to hold a people’s vote on marriage equality before 2018. Star Observer have reported that Mr Entsch believes that Prime Minister is the […]

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Scott Morrison says marriage is last week’s issue

Scott Morrison says marriage is last week’s issue




Social Services Minister Scott Morrison has said that marriage is last week’s issue and it’s time for people to move on. Appearing on Neil Mitchell’s program on radio station 3AW Mr Morrison was asked by Mitchell if some members of cabinet had been less than helpful in the way they handled the gay marriage situation. […]

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