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Overseas Australians able to vote in marriage postal survey from this week

Overseas Australians able to vote in marriage postal survey from this week

As the Australian Bureau of Statistics sends out the final forms for the government’s postal survey on marriage, overseas Australians are now to cast their vote in the national opinion poll. All Australians on the electoral role, including those overseas, are able to participate in the survey which asks “should the law change to allow […]

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Can you ask for a new marriage survey form if you’ve changed your mind?

Can you ask for a new marriage survey form if you’ve changed your mind?

A radio station in Tasmania has reported that you can request a second form for the Marriage Postal Survey if you’ve had second thoughts and would like to change your mind. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has denied this is possible, despite initially telling the radio station that is was an option. Listener Timbo from […]

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Man arrested in relation to transgender teen assault in Hobart

Man arrested in relation to transgender teen assault in Hobart

A 32 year old Hobart man has been arrested and charged over the alleged assault of a 16 year old transgender teenager in Hobart. The 32 year old from the Hobart suburb of Taroona was charged with common assault. Police said he and the victim Thalia Black were not known to each other. “Any violence […]

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PFLAG head critical of accusations of bullying by the YES Campaign

PFLAG head critical of accusations of bullying by the YES Campaign

The national spokesperson for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays has spoken out against claims of bullying from YES voters in the postal survey on marriage equality. PFLAG’s Shelley Argent has released a statement critical of the government’s public vote on the rights of LGBTI Australians. “As National Spokesperson for parents with LGBTIQ sons […]

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Conservative writer Caleb Bond voices support for same-sex marriage

Conservative writer Caleb Bond voices support for same-sex marriage

News Corp columnist Caleb Bond has voiced his support for marriage equality, revealing that he’s voted YES in the government’s marriage postal survey. Appearing on The Perrett Report, the writer for The Daily Telegraph and The Advertiser said he believed most younger Australians were in favour of changing the marriage laws. Host Janine Perrett has […]

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It’s a Yes from Bob Hawke and Blanche d’Alpuget

It’s a Yes from Bob Hawke and Blanche d’Alpuget

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke and his wife Blanche d’Alpuget are backing the YES campaign for marriage equality. The Equality campaign released a video and image of the respected politician filling out his marriage postal survey. “Our campaign is delighted to have the support of one of the greatest Australian Prime Ministers because he is […]

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Equality campaign’s mass SMS exercise causes anger

The Equality campaign has upset some Australians, from both sides of the marriage debate, by sending out an SMS encouraging people to select Yes in the postal survey. The text message notes that the government’s marriage survey forms have now arrived and encourages people to tick the ‘Yes’ box on the forms. It also contains […]

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Poll suggests WA will support marriage equality

Poll suggests WA will support marriage equality

A ReachTEL poll conducted this week by The West Australian newspaper has shown that Western Australians are overwhelming in favour of marriage equality and they’ve been quick to fill out their survey forms and return them to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The poll, that gauged the thoughts of 1,723 people found that 63% we supportive of […]

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Daisy Cousens says Yes campaign will claim assault on Abbott is acceptable

Daisy Cousens says Yes campaign will claim assault on Abbott is acceptable

Political commentator Daisy Cousens says the YES campaign for marriage equality has turned into a campaign for retribution. Appearing on The Bolt Report on Sky News, Cousens said it beggared belief that the marriage debate had resulted in violence incidents. Discussing the alleged assault of former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the journalist said people supporting marriage equality […]

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Tony Abbott ‘headbutted’ by man wearing ‘vote yes’ badge

Tony Abbott ‘headbutted’ by man wearing ‘vote yes’ badge

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has told the media that he was attacked and violently assaulted by a man wearing a badge supporting same-sex marriage. Abbott was leaving a private function in Hobart when he was approached by a man who asked to shake his hand, the MP said the man then headbutted him giving […]

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