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Senator Dean Smith still hopeful of parliamentary vote on marriage

Senator Dean Smith still hopeful of parliamentary vote on marriage




Senator Dean Smith is still hopeful that a parliamentary vote on marriage can be achieved during the current parliament. Speaking to The Guardian Senator Smith said the idea of making major decisions via a plebiscite was dead and it was time for the parliament to act. The Western Australian Senator was a vocal opponent of […]

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Mardi Gras board overturn motion not to invite Malcolm Turnbull

Mardi Gras board overturn motion not to invite Malcolm Turnbull




The Board of Directors of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras have announced they will not adopt the motion to un-invite the Prime Minister from celebrations next year. The motion put forward at the Annual General Meeting in November by the membership recommended that the board should not formally invite Prime Minister Turnbull to Mardi Gras festivities […]

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PM Malcolm Turnbull responds to Mardi Gras ‘un-invitation’

PM Malcolm Turnbull responds to Mardi Gras ‘un-invitation’




Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has responded to the news that he would not be formally invited to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras next year. Last week, the Mardi Gras membership voted on and passed a motion not to welcome the Prime Minister to the annual celebration in 2017. Appearing on Sky News’ Viewpoint […]

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Is it right to un-invite Malcolm Turnbull from Mardi Gras?

Is it right to un-invite Malcolm Turnbull from Mardi Gras?




OPINION Yesterday’s Annual General Meeting of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras saw a motion put forward to officially un-invite Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull from next year’s celebrations. Malcolm Turnbull made history in 2016 when he became the first sitting Prime Minister to attend Mardi Gras. Turnbull posed for selfie’s with spectators and participants and […]

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Turnbull: We have no plans for any other measures on marriage equality




  Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told Melbourne radio that his government has no plans to address marriage equality following the death of the plebiscite proposal. “We have no plans to take any other measures on this issue.” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told Neil Mitchell on 3AW radio on Friday. The Prime Minister said the […]

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Senate votes down the marriage plebiscite

Senate votes down the marriage plebiscite




Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s plan to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality has been voted down in the senate. The plan for national non-binding vote on marriage equality which was created in the dying days of Tony Abbott’s reign as Prime Minister has come to an end with the bill being defeated with 29 votes […]

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LGBTIQ Allies – Well-known Australians sign petition for marriage equality

LGBTIQ Allies – Well-known Australians sign petition for marriage equality




Over one hundred well known Australian who identify as allies of the LGBTIQ community have signed a petition calling on the Australian government to drop its plan for a plebiscite on marriage. The petition that has been organised by the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and advocacy group just.equal has been supported […]

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Darren Hayes adds his name to ‘Say I Do Down Under’




Singer Darren Hayes is the latest celebrity to add their name to the ‘Say I Do Down Under’ campaign for marriage equality. The Savage Garden singer tweeted; “As a happily married gay man I support @Sayidodownunder – come on Australia #loveislove” The singer signed off his tweet with a rainbow coloured love heart. Hayes has […]

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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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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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