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Tony Abbott links Australia Day debate and marriage survey

Tony Abbott links Australia Day debate and marriage survey




Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has linked the debate over marriage equality to a Victorian Council’s decision to move its Australia Day celebrations. Melbourne’s Yarra council announced that they would no longer celebrate Australia Day on January 26th and would move to conduct citizenship ceremonies on an alternative date. The council said it had […]

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Voters in Abbott’s electorate overwhelmingly support marriage equality




Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott is leading the charge as the ‘NO’ campaign for marriage equality ramps up, but voters in his own electorate don’t agree with him. The MP declared this week that the postal survey to measure whether Australians want marriage equality was about more than whether or not gay couples should be […]

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Bill Shorten slams postal plebiscite in passionate speech

Bill Shorten slams postal plebiscite in passionate speech




Opposition leader Bill Shorten has delivered a passionate speech in parliament today, holding the Prime Minister responsible for abuse LGBTI people will experience during a postal plebiscite campaign. Since the original plebiscite plan was defeated a second time in the senate this week the government have forged ahead with their postal vote scheme on marriage […]

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Bob Brown hits back at Tony Abbott’s marriage statements

Bob Brown hits back at Tony Abbott’s marriage statements




The campaign for marriage equality has begun with former Prime Minister Tony Abbott firing one of the first salvos this morning. Abbott declared that people should vote against allowing same sex couples to wed if they believed marriage was only for heterosexuals, but also if they had concerns about religious freedom, or thought there was […]

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Abbott says those opposed to ‘political correctness’ should vote no

Abbott says those opposed to ‘political correctness’ should vote no




Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged those opposed to political correctness to vote no in the government’s postal survey on marriage equality. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday morning Abbott said he’d vote be voting no in the forthcoming survey and he said people concerned about religious freedoms and too much political correctness should also […]

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Tony Abbott calls Bill Shorten the ‘villain of marriage equality’

Tony Abbott calls Bill Shorten the ‘villain of marriage equality’




Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has labeled Labor leader Bill Shorten ‘the real villain’ in the marriage equality debate. As his successors government grapples with the marriage equality crisis, the former PM has penned an opinion piece for The Australian accusing the opposition leader of being at fault. “The real villain in the same-sex marriage imbroglio […]

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Tony Abbott proposes taking plebiscite to the next election

Tony Abbott proposes taking plebiscite to the next election




Tony Abbott thinks the government should stick with the current policy of a plebiscite, and even take it to the next election. “If it was good to put to the people at the last election, I don’t see why it wouldn’t be good to put it to the people at the next election,” Abbott told Sydney […]

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Tony Abbott favours postal plebiscite over free vote

Tony Abbott favours postal plebiscite over free vote




Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he favours a postal plebiscite over a free vote in parliament because it would give all Australians an opportunity to have a say on whether same-sex couples should be allowed to get married. The member for Warringah did concede that many would question how much authority a postal plebiscite […]

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Eric Abetz condemns Pyne for undermining plebiscite policy

Eric Abetz condemns Pyne for undermining plebiscite policy




Tasmanian Senator Eric Abetz has spoken out against comments made by fellow Liberal Christopher Pyne suggesting marriage equality may come sooner than expected. The long-time opponent of marriage equality has told the ABC he found Mr Pyne’s comments to be divisive, deviating from government policy formed under former Prime Minister Tony Abbott to hold a plebiscite on […]

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Malcolm Turnbull says plebiscite is still the party’s policy

Malcolm Turnbull says plebiscite is still the party’s policy




Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told reporters that a non-binding plebiscite is still the Liberal party’s policy when it comes to the issue of marriage equality. “Our policy is clear and we have no plans to change it.” The Prime Minister declared this morning. Turnbull said the reason marriage equality had not progressed in Australia […]

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