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Prime Minister Promises Full, Frank, Candid and Decent Debate

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has told reporters that the Liberal party room will make a decision on how it will allow members to vote on the issue of marriage equality, but the decision will not be needed until closer to a vote on legislation. The Prime Minister was responding to questions from reporters earlier today […]

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WA Liberal Senator Dean Smith Declares Support for Marriage Equality

WA Liberal Senator Dean Smith Declares Support for Marriage Equality

WA Liberal Senator has declared his support for marriage equality. Smith, who previously outlined that he was not a supporter of allowing same sex couple to wed, explained to the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ that he had changed his position. Smith said the death of Tori Johnson in the Sydney Siege was the catalyst for him […]

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Is the Prime Minister Backtracking on Marriage Equality?

The Australian has reported that the Prime Minister Tony Abbott has made a statement suggesting that a conscience vote on the issue of same sex marriage is unlikely to take place. Abbott is personally opposed to same sex marriage, attracting controversy in 2013 by referring to the issue as a “fashion of the moment”. In […]

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David Leyonhjelm Introduces Same Sex Marriage Bill

David Leyonhjelm Introduces Same Sex Marriage Bill

Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm last night announced he would be introducing a marriage equality bill to the Senate today. Advocates are hoping the introduction of Leyonhjelm’s Freedom to Marry Bill will put pressure on the Coalition to allow a conscience vote on the issue of same sex marriage. The bill, if successful, would change […]

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Can Tony Abbott Ignore Marriage Equality?

Can Tony Abbott Ignore Marriage Equality?

OPINION International news reports describe the coalition’s win and the rise of Tony Abbott to the highest office in the land as a major step backwards for the marriage equality movement. But how long will the new Prime Minister be able to ignore the majority of Australians who disagree with him? Within hours of the […]

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Howard: Marriage Equality is Nonsense

Howard: Marriage Equality is Nonsense

Yesterday former Prime Minister John Howard labeled marriage equality as “nonsense” and proclaimed that children are better off in heterosexual marriages. The former Prime Minister has been on the Liberal’s campaign trail and shows no change in his position towards the marriage question. Yesterday Mr Howard was campaigning in the seat of Hindmarsh in South […]

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Marriage Equality, Is a Real Discussion Beginning?

Marriage Equality, Is a Real Discussion Beginning?

OPINION Earlier this week students from Perth’s Universities gathered outside St Mary’s Cathedral to protest against National Marriage Day. Inside the church heterosexual couples gathered to renew their wedding vows, attend a mass and discuss the meaning of marriage. The program here in Western Australia was much more sedate than the Australian Family Association’s events […]

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Nick Goiran Says Same Sex Marriage Will Lead to Incestuous Relationships

Nick Goiran Says Same Sex Marriage Will Lead to Incestuous Relationships

The Premier, Colin Barnett, has labeled a speech made by one of his own team as “inappropriate” and “irrelevant” to the discussion of marriage equality. On Tuesday Nick Goiran, Liberal MLC for Southern Metropolitan told the Western Australian Parliament that marriage should be strictly kept to being between a man and a woman, if same […]

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Abbott Calls Marriage Equality Campaign: ‘Fashion of the Moment’

Abbott Calls Marriage Equality Campaign: ‘Fashion of the Moment’

Liberal leader Tony Abbott has described the campaign to legalise same sex marriage at the ‘fashion of the moment’ during an interview with veteran broadcaster John Laws. Mr Abbott comment that he was not, “someone who wants to see radical change based on the fashion on the moment.” Mr Abbott clarified his comments later in […]

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Marriage Equality Becomes The Hot Topic

Marriage Equality has continued to be a dominant issue during the second week of the federal election campaign. On Sunday night during the Leader’s Debate the Prime Minister vowed that a returned Rudd government would introduce a marriage equality bill within the first one hundred days of office. State Legislation Waits in the Wings Western […]

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