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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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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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Love Letters: WA folk star Toby wants her kids to grow up without shame

Love Letters: WA folk star Toby wants her kids to grow up without shame

Amy was six years old and I was eight years old. We used to play together at a mutual friends house. We also went to the same primary school and high school, passing each other on the way to classes and feeling strange feelings which neither of us could yet understand. Years later we would […]

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AFL’s Western Bulldogs say YES to marriage equality

AFL’s Western Bulldogs say YES to marriage equality

The Western Bulldogs have thrown their support behind the YES campaign for marriage equality with a short video on social media. The Victorian team’s President, Vice-President, CEO, and players from both their men’s and women’s teams have shared their reasons for working towards a YES outcome in the postal survey on marriage here in Australia. […]

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PFLAGs Shelley Argent shares letter asking friends to support her son

PFLAGs Shelley Argent shares letter asking friends to support her son

National Spokesperson for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Shelley Argent, has penned a personal letter to her friends and extended family urging them to vote YES in the postal survey on marriage. “I am uncertain how many feel about the issue of marriage equality, but I feel I need to ask them to […]

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LGBTI+ advocates call for permanent anti-vilification laws

Equality advocates have questioned why vilification against LGBTI Australians is only unacceptable during the marriage equality postal vote and not at other times. Responding to legislation passed by the Federal Government this morning to outlaw hate speech during the three month postal survey, advocates are asking MPs why such protections are not applied permanently. Spokesperson […]

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Chef Kylie Kwong shares touching public love letter to her fiancée

Chef Kylie Kwong shares touching public love letter to her fiancée

Television chef Kylie Kwong has taken to social media to share her love for her same-sex partner, mononymous artist Nell. Sharing a photo of the pair, Kwong tells the story of losing her father to cancer and finding support for both herself and her family from her partner. “11 years later I can honestly say, […]

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Matt Canavan tells those worried about debate to ‘grow a spine’

Matt Canavan tells those worried about debate to ‘grow a spine’

Nationals Senator Matt Canavan has dismissed concerns that the national debate on marriage equality will have an adverse effect on people’s mental health. The former cabinet minister was questioned today on Sky News about a statement from the National Mental Health Commission saying the debate will be detrimental to LGBTI+ Australians. “Can’t we just all […]

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MPs have a few different ideas on what happens if the postal vote is cancelled

MPs have a few different ideas on what happens if the postal vote is cancelled

Liberal MPs have a few different ideas on what might happen if the High Court rules the postal survey on marriage is invalid. Senator Ian McDonald has told Sky News that there is no way the government would move to having a free vote in parliament on the issue, and it was essential that the […]

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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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