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Labor to submit new private member’s bill on marriage equality

Labor to submit new private member’s bill on marriage equality

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has announced on social media that Labor will introduce a bill in the House of Representatives, as the first day of the new Parliament comes to a close. The Labor Leader posted online that he and Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek have given notice to the Parliament that they plan to […]

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Cross party bill for marriage equality introduced

Cross party bill for marriage equality introduced

The Greens Adam Bandt, alongside independent MP’s Andrew Wilkie and Cathy McGowan, have announced that they will introduce their private members bill for same sex marriage. The announcement comes Labor leader Bill Shorten and deputy Tanya Plibersek also announce the introduction of a similar private member’s bill. In announcing the bill the cross party group […]

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Greens Leaders Urge Labor Not to Rush Same Sex Marriage Bill

Greens Leaders Urge Labor Not to Rush Same Sex Marriage Bill

After Tanya Plibersek announced yesterday she would be introducing legislation to allow same sex marriage into federal parliament in the coming months, Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt has advised the Deputy Labor Leader not to push the legislation until a cross-party committee can do its work. “The best way of getting a bill through Parliament […]

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Marriage Bill Fails in House of Representatives

Marriage Bill Fails in House of Representatives

The marriage ammendment bill introduced to the House of Representatives by Labor back bencher Stephen Jones has been put to a vote and failed to get sufficient support to be passed. Ninety eight members voted against the bill with just forty two members showing support. Despite the bills failure Australian Marriage Equality, national convener, Alex […]

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