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Poll results show voters prefer free vote over plebiscite on marriage

Poll results show voters prefer free vote over plebiscite on marriage

A new poll conducted for The Australian shows strong support for a free vote on marriage equality by MPs in Parliament as opposed to the government’s proposed plebiscite plan. The Newspoll survey asked 1662 people if they preferred a free vote or a plebiscite in February to legislate for marriage equality in Australia. 48% of respondents […]

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Ivan Hinton-Teoh steps down from Australian Marriage Equality

Ivan Hinton-Teoh steps down from Australian Marriage Equality

Ivan Hinton-Teoh has reportedly announced he is stepping down from his role as Deputy Director of Australian Marriage Equality. Gay News Network made the announcement on Friday. Australian Marriage Equality thanked Mr Hinton-Teoh for his contribution. “Australian Marriage Equality would like to thank Ivan Hinton-Teoh for his immense contribution to the marriage equality campaign in […]

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ACT Establishes Social Inclusion and Equality Portfolio

ACT Establishes Social Inclusion and Equality Portfolio

Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister Andrew Barr introduced a portfolio for social inclusion and equality in the frontbench reshuffle. The move came as part of a number of new changes which emphasis on housing and urban renewal. Barr also reiterated his commitment to equality across Canberra’s social spectrum. “Sexuality is one area but not the […]

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ACT Government to Quash Past Gay Sex Convictions

ACT Government to Quash Past Gay Sex Convictions

Attorney-General Simon Corbell has announced that the ACT government is poised to quash historical gay convictions. Until 1976, consensual homosexual acts between men were illegal, and men convicted before that date still hold a criminal record. Men could previously be convicted under charges of buggery on a male person, attempted buggery and indecent assault on […]

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