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Conservative MPs prepare a marriage bill with greater religious protections

Conservative MPs prepare a marriage bill with greater religious protections

A group of conservative MPs are rushing to create their own marriage bill in preparation for the ‘Yes’ case being successful in the national postal survey. The group, which includes WA Liberal Ian Goodenough and Andrew Hastie, are working on their own private members bill which will have greater protections for religious freedom than those […]

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Author Benjamin Law criticised over Twitter comments

Author Benjamin Law criticised over Twitter comments

On the day his quarterly essay is released, author Benjamin Law has been criticised over a tweet he made late last month. Law, best known for his autobiographical book The Family Law, which inspired the popular SBS sitcom, is the author of the latest Quarterly Essay which focuses on the Safe Schools program. Titled Moral Panic 101: Equality, […]

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Why Coopers’ marriage debate video was a bad move

Why Coopers’ marriage debate video was a bad move

OPINION The Gay and Lesbian community are being compared to Nazis, religious organisations are up in arms, and the widespread negative responses to the Coopers debacle is being depicted as intolerance, labeled as ‘shutting down of free speech’ and portrayed as Orwellian manipulation. Meanwhile other less reactionary voices are asking why the video of the […]

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Coopers issue apology in the wake of marriage debate PR disaster

Coopers issue apology in the wake of marriage debate PR disaster

Brewer Coopers has released apology to their customers after a public backlash against the company’s special edition beer in support of the 200th anniversary of the bible society. The company said the recent partnership with the Bible Society did not match their core values and they would be publicly supporting the campaign for marriage equality […]

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Bible Society marriage debate prompts boycott of Coopers

Bible Society marriage debate prompts boycott of Coopers

LGBTIQ advocates and allies are calling for a boycott of South Australian brewer Coopers after they joined forces with Bible Society Australia and Liberal MPs for a debate on marriage equality. The video, part of a series entitled Keeping It Light, was created to with the notion of encouraging a “light discussion on the heaviest topics.” […]

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Andrew Hastie dismisses marriage equality warnings from British MP

Andrew Hastie dismisses marriage equality warnings from British MP

Liberal MP Andrew Hastie has dismissed comments from former UK minister Nick Herbert about the perils of conservative governments ignoring the issue of marriage equality. The member for Canning in Perth’s south suggested that true conservatives don’t fly around the world and lecture other people on how to run their countries. Hastie posted the comment […]

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Andrew Hastie wants answers from Facebook over deleted post

Andrew Hastie wants answers from Facebook over deleted post

Andrew Hastie , the member for Canning has called on Facebook to explain why it deleted a post from a traditional marriage advocate. The Australian has reported that Hastie was very concerned to hear that the social media giant had deleted an opinion piece published by Anglican church minister John Dickinson. Mr Dickson was informed […]

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Questions on Family and Religion ‘Unacceptable’ says Andrew Hastie

Questions on Family and Religion ‘Unacceptable’ says Andrew Hastie

  Andrew Hastie, the Liberal candidate in the Canning  by-election has declared that questions about his family and his religious beliefs are unacceptable. At a press conference in Mandurah yesterday Mr Hastie told journalists that questions about his father and his wife’s religious beliefs were “completely irrelevant to this campaign”. Flanked by former Prime Minister […]

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