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Queensland MP George Christensen slams “putrid smear campaign”

Queensland MP George Christensen slams “putrid smear campaign”

Queensland MP George Christensen has labeled a news report published yesterday in the Herald Sun as “Highly defamatory”, describing it as part of a “putrid smear campaign” orchestrated by “gutless” political opponents. The newspaper reported that the Australian Federal Police has inquired about an unnamed member of parliament’s frequent travel to parts of South-East Asia, and that […]

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Michael McCormack becomes Deputy PM and Nationals leader

Michael McCormack becomes Deputy PM and Nationals leader

Michael McCormack has been sworn in as Australia’s new Deputy Prime Minister after he won a ballot to become the leader of the Nationals. The Nationals chose the member for Riverina as their new leader after Barnaby Joyce announced his resignation on Friday following weeks of scandal surrounding his extra-marital affair. Queensland MP George Christensen […]

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Nationals MPs accuse Prime Minister Turnbull of weak leadership

Nationals MPs accuse Prime Minister Turnbull of weak leadership

Two National party MPs have accused Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of being a weak leader. Victorian MP Andrew Broad said the Prime Minister had shown “a clear failure of leadership” by ignoring the concerns of conservative MPs as the marriage bill was debated in the senate. Broad told the ABC’s AM program that he believed […]

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Author Benjamin Law criticised over Twitter comments

Author Benjamin Law criticised over Twitter comments

On the day his quarterly essay is released, author Benjamin Law has been criticised over a tweet he made late last month. Law, best known for his autobiographical book The Family Law, which inspired the popular SBS sitcom, is the author of the latest Quarterly Essay which focuses on the Safe Schools program. Titled Moral Panic 101: Equality, […]

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Free TV denies banning Dads 4 Kids’ Father’s Day advertisement

Claims of censorship, and retaliations of ‘fake news’, have broken out over an advertisement from lobby group Dads 4 Kids that Free TV Australia refused to air in its current form. The Weekend Australian and The Daily Mail reported today that the advocacy group Dads 4 Kids: Fatherhood Foundation had been knocked back from airing a television […]

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Ross Cameron defends controversial speech: “It was very pro-gay”

Ross Cameron defends controversial speech: “It was very pro-gay”

SKY News political commentator Ross Cameron has defended his speech to the Q Society fundraiser telling colleague Janine Perrett that it was, in his view, a very pro-gay speech. The former Liberal MP was criticised yesterday for comments he made during a speech at a Sydney fundraiser for the Q Society, a right-wing anti-Islam group. […]

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George Christensen: the plebiscite policy must remain

George Christensen: the plebiscite policy must remain

Queensland Nationals member George Christensen told reporters yesterday that he has no plans to join Cory Bernardi’s new political party and remained loyal to his leader Barnaby Joyce. The conservative MP said it was vital that the coalition retained it’s election promise to hold a plebiscite on the issue of marriage equality. “If this government […]

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Cory Bernardi to leave Liberals and form new conservative party

Cory Bernardi to leave Liberals and form new conservative party

The ABC have reported that South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi plans to announce that he will leave the Liberal Party to form a new political party of his own. The move would confirm whispers that started in March of last year, when The Australian reported that Senator Bernardi’s wife had registered trademarks for the name “Australian Conservatives”. The […]

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Josh Frydenberg: Labor will blink and allow a plebiscite

Josh Frydenberg: Labor will blink and allow a plebiscite

Josh Frydenberg, the Minister for the Environment and Energy, has told SKY News that he believes the Labor party will cave in on the idea of a marriage equality plebiscite and allow the people to make the decision on whether same sex couples should be allowed to wed. Frydenberg said the only thing stopping marriage […]

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Coalition showdown on marriage equality looming

Coalition showdown on marriage equality looming

The federal Liberal party appears to be heading towards a showdown over it’s policy on marriage with several MPs demanding the Prime Minister reject calls for a free vote on the issue. Fairfax Media reported that there are a growing number of Liberal members who are advocating for the party to abandon its failed plebiscite […]

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