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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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Electoral enrollments surge ahead of marriage survey

Electoral enrollments surge ahead of marriage survey

Over 90,000 new names have been added to the electoral roll as Australian rush to ensure that they will be able to take part in the postal survey on marriage equality. The deadline for enrollments closed at ten o’clock last night and the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has confirmed that there was a huge number […]

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The ABS ask that you don’t put glitter in the marriage survey

The ABS ask that you don’t put glitter in the marriage survey

The deputy head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has told a senate committee that putting glitter in the envelopes of the forthcoming survey on marriage could make people’s forms invalid and cause problems for the organisation’s scanning machines. Jonathan Palmer said the ABS would be advising people not to place an extraneous material […]

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PM says postal survey’s lack of legal protections is not a concern

PM says postal survey’s lack of legal protections is not a concern

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed concerns that the proposed postal survey to gauge the nation’s appetite for marriage equality will not have the legal protections of a regular election process. The government has announced that their postal plebiscite will be deployed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), rather than the Australian Electoral Commission […]

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Malcolm Turnbull outlines plans for plebiscites

Malcolm Turnbull outlines plans for plebiscites

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has outlined his government’s revived plan for a plebiscite on marriage equality, and if necessary a secondary option of a postal plebiscite. The government’s bill for a plebiscite that was defeated in the senate last year will be reintroduced into the senate this week. The government now plans to hold the […]

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Volley pull safe sex campaign following ACL complaints

Volley pull safe sex campaign following ACL complaints

Shoe manufacturer Volley have voluntarily removed their entire #grassroots campaign after the Australian Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) ruled some of the images utilised were too sexual. The campaign which aimed to bring attention to safe sex was heavily criticised by the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) who argued that children and unsuspecting clients could inadvertently be […]

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Christian Democratic Party Claims Heterosexuals Are Oppressed

Christian Democratic Party Claims Heterosexuals Are Oppressed

Fred Nile’s Christian Democratic Party has claimed that the Australian Bureau of Statistics Report that highlighted the same sex couples earn more than their heterosexuals counterparts shows that heterosexual couples are oppressed. The info-graphic which was posted on the political parties Facebook page quickly generated a heated debate in the comments section with people highlighting […]

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How Many Same Sex Couples Are In Australia?

How Many Same Sex Couples Are In Australia?

It’s often declared by opponents of same sex marriage that there are actually very few gay couples in Australia, and that many of these couples have no interest in marriage equality. Now the Australian Bureau of Statistics have allowed some facts and figures to be brought into the discussion with the release of a discussion […]

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