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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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Senator Scott Ryan dismisses calls for marriage equality free vote

Senator Scott Ryan dismisses calls for marriage equality free vote




Scott Ryan, the Special Minister of State charged with delivering the government’s marriage plebiscite, has dismissed calls for a free vote on the issue. Despite the legislation for a plebiscite facing a certain death once it reaches the senate, many of the Turnbull government’s MP’s are adamant that there is no way the issue will […]

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Brandis: The Labor party has driven a stake through the heart of marriage equality

Brandis: The Labor party has driven a stake through the heart of marriage equality




Attorney General George Brandis has lashed out at Labor’s Senator Penny Wong over her party’s decision to block the government’s marriage plebiscite referendum. Speaking in parliament this afternoon Senator Brandis criticised Labor’s decision to block the plebiscite legislation. Without Labor’s support the government will not have the number to pass the bill in the senate. […]

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Barnaby Joyce: Nobody has really been insulted by marriage debate

Barnaby Joyce: Nobody has really been insulted by marriage debate




Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has dismissed concerns about the mental health of the LGBTI community in relation to the government’s proposed plebiscite on marriage equality. Speaking to ABC radio this morning Joyce said nobody had been insulted by the debate over marriage equality. “The idea that this will cause a huge ardent debate – […]

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