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Government staffer sent on “indefinite leave” for abusive text

Government staffer sent on “indefinite leave” for abusive text

Nationals party leader Michael McCormick has described a government staffer who sent an abusive text message to a journalist as being on “indefinite leave”. The staffer sent a text to News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst after she published an article that was critical of LNP politician Barry O’Sullivan. The Queensland politician has been demoted to […]

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Senator O’Sullivan asks about transgender people and the ‘loo loo’

Senator O’Sullivan asks about transgender people and the ‘loo loo’

Senate Estimates has been on this week, a time when senators get to scrutinise how tax payers money is being spent and ask many questions about how government departments and authorities are run. It’s always a time of cutting jibes, bizarre questions and revealing truths. Today Queensland Senator Barry O’Sullivan had some questions about how […]

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Lyle Shelton says senators who voted against marriage bill are courageous

Lyle Shelton says senators who voted against marriage bill are courageous

The Coalition for Marriage has praised the senators who voted against or abstained from voting on the marriage bill. In a statement Lyle Shelton, who is also the head of the Australian Christian Lobby, said the senators who didn’t support the bill had shown a courageous commitment to freedom. Voting against the bill was the […]

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Peter Dutton argues for postal plebiscite

Peter Dutton argues for postal plebiscite

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has renewed his push for a postal plebiscite to decide the issue of marriage equality. “There’s no doubt in my mind that a postal plebiscite delivers the same policy intent as a plebiscite proper.”¬†Dutton said during an interview with SKY News this morning. “The plebiscite proper can’t get through the senate, […]

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