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Marriage Alliance spokesperson Sophie York to run for parliament

Marriage Alliance spokesperson Sophie York to run for parliament

Sophie York, the spokesperson for the Marriage Alliance, will be the Australian Conservatives lead senate candidate in New South Wales. York was a prominent opponent of allowing same-sex couple to get married and was the face of the Marriage Alliance, one of the key lobby groups that argued against the rights of LGBTIQ people. The […]

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Cory Bernardi asks government how many genders they consider exist

Cory Bernardi asks government how many genders they consider exist

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has asked the government how many genders they acknowledge in Senate Estimates this week. While hearing government minister Matias Cormann as part of the Senate Standing Committee on Economics, Senator Bernardi asked “How many genders does the government consider exist?” “Facebook says there’s fifty,” he continued. Cormann, the government’s Senate […]

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Lyle Shelton to run for Queensland senate spot at next federal election

Lyle Shelton to run for Queensland senate spot at next federal election

The Australian Conservatives have formally announced Lyle Shelton will lead their senate ticket at the next federal election. Shelton, who was previously the head of the Australian Christian Lobby and ran the failed campaign to stop marriage equality in Australia is currently the party’s Communications Director. Shelton said he hopes to enter federal politics to […]

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Lyle Shelton hopes marriage laws will be reversed

Lyle Shelton hopes marriage laws will be reversed

Lyle Shelton, the new Communications Director for Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives has told Sky News that they’d like to see Australia’s recently passed same-sex marriage laws reversed. Shelton quit his role at the Australian Christian Lobby on the weekend, so he could run for a seat in federal parliament at the next election. He’s be […]

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Lyle Shelton quits the Australian Christian Lobby to run for parliament

Lyle Shelton quits the Australian Christian Lobby to run for parliament

The Australian Christian Lobby’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton has announced his resignation, announcing his intention to run for federal parliament at the next federal election. Shelton has been with the conservative lobby group for over a decade and spent the last five years as its Managing Director. He also headed the Coalition for Marriage, the […]

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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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Matt Canavan: Politicians against gay marriage should ignore their electorates

Matt Canavan: Politicians against gay marriage should ignore their electorates

Senator Matt Canavan says politicians who are opposed to marriage equality should stick to their convictions and oppose the laws being changed. “You’ve got to be genuine and hold to your convictions,” Senator Canavan told Sky News on Sunday. “I think this idea that you should somehow change your fundamental principles and views because the […]

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New One Nation senator quits party hoping for “something better”

New One Nation senator quits party hoping for “something better”

One Nation’s new senator Fraser Anning has quit the party just hours after being sworn in as the replacement for Malcolm Roberts. One Nation leader Pauline Hanson put out a media statement saying Anning has “abandoned the Party” to stand as an independent “until something else comes along”. Senator Hanson said that for months she […]

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If Australia says Yes on Wednesday, a bill will be introduced on Thursday

If Australia says Yes on Wednesday, a bill will be introduced on Thursday

Western Australian Liberal Senator Dean Smith has confirmed that if Australia delivers a ‘Yes’ response when the results of the marriage postal survey are announced on Wednesday, he won’t be wasting any time introducing his marriage bill to parliament. Senator Smith announced he intends to introduce his marriage bill on Thursday. Senator Smith announced his […]

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Eric Abetz wants protection for ‘conscientious objection’ to gay marriage

Eric Abetz wants protection for ‘conscientious objection’ to gay marriage

Liberal Senator Eric Abetz says he is still hopefully that the result of the marriage postal survey will be a win for the ‘No’ campaign, but if the Australian people have chosen to change the marriage laws he wants provisions for “conscientious objection” included in the marriage legislation. Speaking to The Guardian Australia, Senator Abetz […]

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