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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity plunges in new poll

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity plunges in new poll

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity has taken a nose dive, plunging five percentage points in the latest Newspoll released today. Turnbull’s support as preferred Prime Minister dropped from 41 points, to just 36 points, over the last fortnight. His lowest approval rating since he took office. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten now trails the PM by […]

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Matt Canavan accuses colleagues of “vaulting arrogance”

Matt Canavan accuses colleagues of “vaulting arrogance”

Resources Minister Matt Canavan has accused his colleagues of “vaulting arrogance” for trying to shut down an alternative conservative bill on marriage equality. Coalition MPs have begun fighting over which bill may be used to legislate for marriage equality should a ‘Yes’ result emerge from the postal survey. Labor have voiced their support for Senator […]

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Both sides of marriage debate thank their supporters

Both sides of marriage debate thank their supporters

Advocates on both side of the debate have thanked their supporters as the Australian Bureau of Statistics closes the national survey on marriage. The Australian Bureau of Statistics Office in Perth was the final place that survey forms could be submitted, it stopped taking forms at 4:30pm today. Earlier the government organisation revealed that 12.6 […]

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Julie Bishop reveals she voted ‘Yes’ in the postal survey

Julie Bishop reveals she voted ‘Yes’ in the postal survey

Deputy Liberal Leader Julie Bishop has revealed that she voted ‘Yes’ in the marriage postal survey. The member for Curtin told reporters that everyone had the right to “be with the person they love”. Bishop has previously only given vague responses to her position on marriage equality. Back in 2015 she told The Project that she […]

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Could Dean Smith be the new Senate President?

Could Dean Smith be the new Senate President?

Could Liberal Senator Dean Smith be the new President of the Senate when parliament returns? Yesterday Senator Stephen Parry resigned from the senate after it was confirmed that he held dual Australian and British Citizenship. The shock departure of another member of the government leaves the position of Senate President open. Parry follows the National’s […]

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Mark McGowan delivers historic apology to LGBTI people

Mark McGowan delivers historic apology to LGBTI people

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has delivered a historic apology to LGBTI people. The Premier, on behalf of the government, apologised for past convictions for homosexuality, not only to those who fell foul of the laws, but those whose lives the threat of prosecution cast a shadow over. With members of all sides of politics […]

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Julie Bishop: It’s too early to say what the marriage legislation will look like

Acting Prime Minister Julie Bishop says she believes the ‘Yes’ campaign will win the marriage postal survey, but comments that it’s too soon to know what the final legislation will be. The Western Australian MP is serving as the Acting Prime Minister for the first time after Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce, and Deputy Nationals leader […]

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Hastie calls for more robust protections after being labelled a ‘homophobe’

Hastie calls for more robust protections after being labelled a ‘homophobe’

The President of Rainbow Labor WA has been criticised for calling Liberal MP Andrew Hastie a “homophobe”. The conservative MP has criticised the comments that were made at a marriage equality event, and said they are example of why greater protections will be needed for freedom of speech if the ‘Yes’ campaign are successful in […]

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Perth school girl turns down award from Ian Goodenough

Perth school girl turns down award from Ian Goodenough

A Perth school girl has turned down an award, because it’s named after Liberal MP and anti-marriage equality campaigner Ian Goodenough. Teenager Grace Gouldstone was awarded the  ‘Ian Goodenough award for positive attitude and contribution to the school’ trophy at Duncraig Senior High School last week, but today she’ll return it to the school because of […]

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Simon Birmingham says Labor will ‘play political games’ with marriage bill

Simon Birmingham says Labor will ‘play political games’ with marriage bill

Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has dismissed reports that there are divisions within the Liberal party over potential legislation that will allow for marriage equality. Appearing on the Sky News program Karvelas, Birmingham said the government’s loss of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce would have no effect on how the effectiveness of the parliament, and if […]

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