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Polls show marriage equality would be a winner for the government

Polls show marriage equality would be a winner for the government




New polling shows 71% Australians, including 64% of Liberal voters, will look more favourably on the Turnbull Government if it allows a free vote on marriage equality instead of a plebiscite. The polling from Galaxy Research, also shows Australians are firmly against any new laws that would allow civil celebrants or businesses to refuse their services […]

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George Christensen: the plebiscite policy must remain

George Christensen: the plebiscite policy must remain




Queensland Nationals member George Christensen told reporters yesterday that he has no plans to join Cory Bernardi’s new political party and remained loyal to his leader Barnaby Joyce. The conservative MP said it was vital that the coalition retained it’s election promise to hold a plebiscite on the issue of marriage equality. “If this government […]

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Malcolm Turnbull stands by plebiscite plan

Malcolm Turnbull stands by plebiscite plan




Malcolm Turnbull has reaffirmed that his government is committed to dealing with the issue of marriage equality via a national plebiscite. Appearing on the Chanel Nine program 60 Minutes  the Prime Minister said he was sure that there would be further debate on the issue following the release of a Senate Inquiry report next week but […]

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Josh Frydenberg: Labor will blink and allow a plebiscite

Josh Frydenberg: Labor will blink and allow a plebiscite




Josh Frydenberg, the Minister for the Environment and Energy, has told SKY News that he believes the Labor party will cave in on the idea of a marriage equality plebiscite and allow the people to make the decision on whether same sex couples should be allowed to wed. Frydenberg said the only thing stopping marriage […]

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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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AEC equipment already purchased for failed plebiscite plan

AEC equipment already purchased for failed plebiscite plan




The Australian Electoral Commission have revealed that supplies for the government’s now defunct plebiscite plan have already been purchased. A recently established Senate Committee conducting an inquiry into marriage equality has heard that the AEC have ordered a range of now unnecessary supplies including stationary, ID badges and other equipment for polling. The commission also […]

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Government reportedly considering vote on marriage equality

Government reportedly considering vote on marriage equality




Reports have emerged that the Liberal Party may be considering a new path for marriage equality, despite earlier comments there would be no alternative to the plebiscite. The Herald Sun have reported that back-benchers are discussing the option of supporting one of the cross-party bills currently on the floor of the house, and holding a […]

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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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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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WA Senator Louise Pratt delivers emotional speech against plebiscite

WA Senator Louise Pratt delivers emotional speech against plebiscite




Labor Senator for Western Australia Louise Pratt gave a stirring and personal speech in the Senate yesterday, during debate on the Government’s now defunct plebiscite bill. The out politician and mother has been a vocal opponent of the plebiscite since its inception under the Abbott Liberal government, and yesterday she spoke from her own experience […]

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