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Ad watchdog won’t consider marriage ad complaints

Ad watchdog won’t consider marriage ad complaints




Australia’s advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Bureau has announced it most likely won’t accept complaints about advertisements rolled out as part of the campaigns surrounding the marriage postal survey. The ASB said most of the advertising would be considered ‘political advertising’ something that is not within their purview. The board said it would look into […]

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Silent voters will get a say in the marriage postal survey

Silent voters will get a say in the marriage postal survey




Silent voters will get to participate in the postal survey on marriage, according to the latest information from the Australian Electoral Commission. Following the second defeat of their plebiscite legislation in the senate, the government has directed the Australian Bureau of Statistics to undertake a survey of the entire population of Australia to gauge their […]

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High Court will judge legitimacy of postal survey in September

High Court will judge legitimacy of postal survey in September




The High Court will considered two cases questioning the legitimacy of the government’s postal survey for marriage equality just days before the survey forms are sent to every Australian. The legal challenges will be heard by the full bench of the court on 5 and 6 of September, Chief Justice Susan Kiefel told a hearing […]

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Love Letters: Ant and Corgan




The opponents of marriage equality are claiming that if we have a national survey on whether or not the laws should be changed, it’s a de facto poll for a range of other unrelated issues. We know that the call for equality is simply just recognising the love between two people, and their desire the […]

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Bill Shorten slams postal plebiscite in passionate speech

Bill Shorten slams postal plebiscite in passionate speech




Opposition leader Bill Shorten has delivered a passionate speech in parliament today, holding the Prime Minister responsible for abuse LGBTI people will experience during a postal plebiscite campaign. Since the original plebiscite plan was defeated a second time in the senate this week the government have forged ahead with their postal vote scheme on marriage […]

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PM says postal survey’s lack of legal protections is not a concern

PM says postal survey’s lack of legal protections is not a concern




Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed concerns that the proposed postal survey to gauge the nation’s appetite for marriage equality will not have the legal protections of a regular election process. The government has announced that their postal plebiscite will be deployed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), rather than the Australian Electoral Commission […]

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Alan Tudge on postal plebiscite “It will look and feel like an election”

Alan Tudge on postal plebiscite “It will look and feel like an election”




Alan Tudge, the Minister for Human Services, says the government’s postal plebiscite which will see the Australian Bureau of Statistics survey Australians thoughts on marriage equality will look and feel like an election. Speaking on the ABC’s RN Drive Tudge told host Patricia Karvelas that while the plebiscite would not be conducted by the Australian Electoral […]

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Olympic champion Ian Thorpe condemns the plebiscite plan

Olympic champion Ian Thorpe condemns the plebiscite plan




Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe has criticised the Turnbull governments plan to hold a plebiscite on the issue of marriage equality. Appearing on The Morning Show alongside partner Ryan Channing, Thorpe said the government’s decision was disappointing. “We don’t have the right to get married which is quite apparent at this stage… “I find what’s going on […]

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Malcolm Turnbull rejects listening to LGBT community about plebiscite

Malcolm Turnbull rejects listening to LGBT community about plebiscite




Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ignored calls for him to meet with the LGBTI community before bringing in his proposed compulsory plebiscite legislation. Opposition leader Bill Shorten kicked off the first Question Time of parliament’s new session by asking the PM if he would be meeting LGBTI community members, a suggestion the PM was not […]

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Malcolm Turnbull outlines plans for plebiscites

Malcolm Turnbull outlines plans for plebiscites




Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has outlined his government’s revived plan for a plebiscite on marriage equality, and if necessary a secondary option of a postal plebiscite. The government’s bill for a plebiscite that was defeated in the senate last year will be reintroduced into the senate this week. The government now plans to hold the […]

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