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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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Get Up glitter mail causes disruptions

Get Up glitter mail causes disruptions



Federal Liberal MP Craig Laundy has described a mail out by activist group Get Up as a “grossly irresponsible act”. Staff members for the member for  the Division of Reid in NSW were alarmed yesterday morning when they discovered a suspicious undeclared substance in their mail. They dialed triple zero and six fire engines and […]

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Third Liberal MP to cross the floor for marriage equality

Third Liberal MP to cross the floor for marriage equality



Queensland MP Teresa Gambaro has revealed that she will defy the Coalition party room decision and cross the floor for marriage equality. Ms Gambaro had already pledged her support by co-sponsoring the cross-party bill for marriage equality along with fellow Lib Warren Entsch, as well as members of The Greens, Labor and Independent MPs. The […]

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Federal Liberals vow to cross the floor for marriage equality

Federal Liberals vow to cross the floor for marriage equality



Liberal Senator Dean Smith and Wyatt Roy MP have sworn to vote in favour of marriage equality and are urging the government to allow a vote on Monday’s cross-party bill despite warnings from Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The bill was introduced by Liberal National MP Warren Entsch on Tuesday which resulted in the Coalition voting […]

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WA MP Ken Wyatt against marriage equality




WA Liberal MP Ken Wyatt does not support marriage equality. The member for Hasluck has told OUTinPerth that he is personally not in favour of allowing same sex couples to wed, and neither are people in his Perth electorate. Mr Wyatt, who is the first indigenous Australian to be elected to the House of Representatives, […]

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AME insist marriage plebiscite must guide next election

AME insist marriage plebiscite must guide next election



Marriage equality proponents have railed against the coalition party room decision to deny Liberal and National members a free vote on changes to marriage legislation. Prime Minister Abbott and his party have announced a plebiscite will be put to the Australian people to gauge support for marriage equality. Australian Marriage Equality national director Rodney Croome […]

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WATCH: Pro marriage equality ads hit Aussie screens

WATCH: Pro marriage equality ads hit Aussie screens



Australian Marriage Equality have launched a nationwide television campaign featuring a number of Australian celebrities throwing their support behind the cause. The two 30-second clips are designed to urge MPs who have not yet declared their stance on marriage equality to stop the delays and enact legislation that provides equal rights for all consenting adult […]

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Wong and Bernardi face off on the meaning of marriage

Wong and Bernardi face off on the meaning of marriage



Labor’s senator Penny Wong and the Liberal’s senator Cory Bernardi have argued their opposing views on marriage at the National Press Club. In a respectful, but lively, debate both senators put forward their reasoning for supporting their view of what marriage should be, before taking questions from journalists from newspapers and magazines from around the […]

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Abbott considering plebiscite on marriage equality

Abbott considering plebiscite on marriage equality



It has been reported that Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been exploring the idea of a plebiscite on marriage equality. A plebiscite would require a national vote on the issue, further delaying action on marriage equality – possibly until after the next election. This would mean dismissing the cross-party bill proposed by members of all […]

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