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On This Gay Day: Bob Brown was elected to federal parliament

Bob Brown became the first openly gay politician in Australia’s federal parliament Australian went to the polls on 2nd March 1996 bringing an end to to the Keating Labor government and bringing John Howard to power. The Hawke-Keating government has been in power for five terms since 1983. Elected to the parliament on that day […]

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Senator Sarah Hanson-Young’s emotional plea for marriage equality

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young’s emotional plea for marriage equality

The Greens’ Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has delivered an emotional speech in support of marriage equality as the senate debates the legislation that will allow same sex couples to wed. Senator Hanson-Young said there had never been a greater political mandate in Australia than the call for marriage equality.  The long standing campaigner said conservative MPs […]

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Bob Brown hits back at Tony Abbott’s marriage statements

Bob Brown hits back at Tony Abbott’s marriage statements

The campaign for marriage equality has begun with former Prime Minister Tony Abbott firing one of the first salvos this morning. Abbott declared that people should vote against allowing same sex couples to wed if they believed marriage was only for heterosexuals, but also if they had concerns about religious freedom, or thought there was […]

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Bob Brown Resigns

Bob Brown Resigns

Federal Greens leader Bob Brown has resigned as leader of the Australian Greens and will be leaving the Senate in coming months. Brown has been one of the highest profile openly gay parliamentarians during his sixteen years in office. Greens and parliamentary colleagues were told this morning. So far Senator Brown has not given a […]

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