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Malcolm Turnbull confident marriage equality legislation won’t be delayed

Malcolm Turnbull confident marriage equality legislation won’t be delayed

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is confident that if the winning result of the marriage postal survey is ‘Yes’, a private members bill allowing for marriage equality will be passed by the parliament before Christmas. The PM restated his belief that a bill could be passed in the final two weeks of parliament sitting in 2017 […]

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Please Sir, can I have some marriage rights and respect

Please Sir, can I have some marriage rights and respect

OPINION In the lead up to the marriage postal survey kicking off, and since it’s been underway, there’s one image that continually returns to my mind. It’s the moment that Oliver Twist walks up to Mr Bumble and asks for a second bowl of Gruel, uttering his most famous phrase “Please Sir, I want some […]

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Bob Hawke blasts Turnbull’s marriage postal survey decision

Bob Hawke blasts Turnbull’s marriage postal survey decision

Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke has blasted current PM Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to hold a national postal survey on marriage. Speaking at the National Press Club earlier today the former Labor PM described it as one of the worst economic decisions since federation. His comments prompted a strong reaction from Tony Abbott, who suggested […]

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Nobody writes songs about denying people’s rights

Nobody writes songs about denying people’s rights

OPINION The debate over whether or not it was appropriate for the National Rugby League to invite a singer who supports marriage equality, and had a hit song about reducing homophobia, is entering its third day. It’s likely to continue at least until Macklemore and Mary Lambert take to the stage at the NRL Grand […]

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“Let him play the song” Turnbull laughs off Macklemore complaints

“Let him play the song” Turnbull laughs off Macklemore complaints

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has laughed off Tony Abbott’s concerns about rapper Macklemore performing his songĀ Same LoveĀ at the NRL Grand Final. “He should perform whatever he wants to perform,” the Prime Minister said, “I mean for heaven’s sake, it’s the half-time entertainment at the Grand Final. They’ve got a great artist, he’ll sing his top […]

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Malcolm Turnbull joins the YES campaign

Malcolm Turnbull joins the YES campaign

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made a surprise appearance at the Sydney launch of the Liberals and Nationals for YES campaign. Previously the PM had said he would most likely be too busy to take any role in the campaign despite being a longtime supporter of marriage equality, and while he didn’t make it to a […]

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Liberal MP thinks the plebiscite legislation will pass on a third attempt

Liberal MP thinks the plebiscite legislation will pass on a third attempt

If the plan to hold a nation wide postal survey on marriage equality is ruled invalid by the High Court, the government may bring the plebiscite legislation before the senate for a third time. Liberal MP Craig Kelly has told Fairfax Media that he believes the other party’s support for a plebiscite has changed now […]

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Mark McGowan confirms marriage related mental health funding will remain

Mark McGowan confirms marriage related mental health funding will remain

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has confirmed that emergency funding given to assist the LGBTI community through the marriage survey period will remain regardless of the outcome of the High Court challenge. The McGowan government recently announced that both the WA AIDS Council and Living Proud would both receive a one-off grant of an additional […]

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Premier Mark McGowan: “It’s Time. Vote Yes.”

Premier Mark McGowan: “It’s Time. Vote Yes.”

WA Premier Mark McGowan has reasserted his support for marriage equality in Australia while addressing the WA Labor conference this morning. McGowan echoed sentiments shared by Federal Labor Leader Bill Shorten yesterday, saying that now was the time to allow LGBTI+ Australians to marry the person they love. “My friends, there is another battle we […]

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Christopher Pyne says anti-marriage equality posters are ‘wicked’

Christopher Pyne says anti-marriage equality posters are ‘wicked’

Liberal Minister Christopher Pyne says the anti-marriage equality posters that appeared in Melbourne this week are from people with “wicked views”. Pyne, who is a supporter of same-sex marriage, was speaking to ABC radio when he made the comment. The politician said it was important that the debate remain respectful and the best way to […]

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