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Cross-party bill for marriage equality introduced in Parliament

Adam Bandt of the Greens has introduced a bill to the House of Representatives today, with support from independent MPs. The Greens sole Lower House MP has sponsored a bill to legislate for same-sex marriage in Australia along with independents Andrew Wilkie and Cathy McGowan. Opposition leader Bill Shorten has also tabled a bill with […]

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Labor to submit new private member’s bill on marriage equality

Labor to submit new private member’s bill on marriage equality

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has announced on social media that Labor will introduce a bill in the House of Representatives, as the first day of the new Parliament comes to a close. The Labor Leader posted online that he and Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek have given notice to the Parliament that they plan to […]

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Cross party bill for marriage equality introduced

Cross party bill for marriage equality introduced

The Greens Adam Bandt, alongside independent MP’s Andrew Wilkie and Cathy McGowan, have announced that they will introduce their private members bill for same sex marriage. The announcement comes Labor leader Bill Shorten and deputy Tanya Plibersek also announce the introduction of a similar private member’s bill. In announcing the bill the cross party group […]

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Abbott stands firm against marriage equality

It has been announced that a bill co-sponsored by members of the Liberal and Labor parties, as well as independent members, is due to reach Parliament when members return from their break in August. Prime Minister Tony Abbott responded to the rumblings yesterday. A spokeswoman for his office relayed that Mr Abbott “supports the current […]

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