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Senator Dean Smith still hopeful of parliamentary vote on marriage

Senator Dean Smith still hopeful of parliamentary vote on marriage




Senator Dean Smith is still hopeful that a parliamentary vote on marriage can be achieved during the current parliament. Speaking to The Guardian Senator Smith said the idea of making major decisions via a plebiscite was dead and it was time for the parliament to act. The Western Australian Senator was a vocal opponent of […]

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New study shows trust in politicians plummeting

New study shows trust in politicians plummeting




A new report from the Australian National University (ANU) has shown that Australian voters are rapidly losing trust in politicians and becoming disengaged from the political discourse. While Australians are becoming increasingly frustrated with their elected representatives, the study also showed huge support for marriage equality, our immigration program, indigenous constitutional recognition, medically assisted euthanasia […]

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Salvation Army change their mind about Safe Schools

Salvation Army change their mind about Safe Schools




The Salvation Army have issued a new statement revising their support for the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program. Just weeks after the organisation’s Victorian branch released a statement declaring their support for the embattled program, a new “national statement” has called on the program to be reworked. “The Salvation Army cannot unconditionally support the Safe […]

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Senate voices support for ending HIV transmissions by 2020

Senate voices support for ending HIV transmissions by 2020




In recognition that today is World AIDS Day, the Senate has passed a motion reaffirming Australia’s commitment to ending HIV transmission by 2020. The motion was put forward by Labor’s Senator Louise Pratt, The Liberal’s Senator Dean Smith and The Greens’ Senator Janet Rice. Speaking about the motion Senator Rice said there was still significant […]

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Tim Wilson pays tribute to Tyrone Unsworth in parliament




Out Liberal MP Tim Wilson has spoken in parliament on the effects of bullying following the tragic death of 13-year-old Tyrone Unsworth in Queensland last week. The former Human Rights Commissioner and current member for Goldstein rose in the Lower House yesterday to acknowledge that Australian kids are bullied every day. “I can’t speak with authority […]

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Government reportedly considering vote on marriage equality

Government reportedly considering vote on marriage equality




Reports have emerged that the Liberal Party may be considering a new path for marriage equality, despite earlier comments there would be no alternative to the plebiscite. The Herald Sun have reported that back-benchers are discussing the option of supporting one of the cross-party bills currently on the floor of the house, and holding a […]

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Local survey finds strong support for marriage equality

Local survey finds strong support for marriage equality




A survey conducted by The Sunday Times has shown that there is strong support for marriage equality in Western Australia. The WA Speaks survey has revealed that 70% of respondents are in favour of marriage equality. The survey was completed by 8332 people, considerably more than most opinion polls engage. Regardless of age demographic the support […]

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Australian Psychological Society opposes marriage plebiscite

Australian Psychological Society opposes marriage plebiscite




  The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is the latest professional organisation to voice concern about the Turnbull government’s plan to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality. In a statement releaed today the APS said it fully supports marriage equality, but believes the process for achieving equality should not be by means of a popular vote. […]

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Could the plebiscite be delivered electronically?

Could the plebiscite be delivered electronically?




Could the plebiscite on allowing same sex marriage be delivered electronically? That’s a question that Liberal MP Warren Entsch has put forward. The Queensland MP, who supports marriage equality and advocates that a plebiscite is the best way to address the issue, has suggested electronic voting may be the solution to deadlocked issue. Entsch has […]

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Senator Dean Smith calls for action on marriage equality

Senator Dean Smith calls for action on marriage equality




Liberal Senator Dean Smith has spoken out about the government’s lack of action of marriage equality. Speaking to SKY News earlier today the Western Australian senator said the government should look at addressing the issue within the current term of government. Senator Smith said the Prime Minister was of the view that if the plebiscite […]

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