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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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ACL: opponents have not done enough to denounce threats of violence

ACL: opponents have not done enough to denounce threats of violence

Lyle Shelton from Australian Christian Lobby has told the ABC that he has no doubt that the Australian Christian Lobby was the target of the explosion at the organisation’s HQ last night. The ACL’s head office in Canberra was seriously damaged on Wednesday evening when a van filled with gas cylinders was driven into the […]

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Marriage equality dominates Q&A discussion

Marriage equality dominates Q&A discussion

The ABC’s Q&A program featured a stellar line up last night as comedian Magda Szubanski, and rocker Jimmy Barnes took their seats on the panel alongside politicians Jackie Lambie, Tony Burke and Fiona Nash. The first question of the night was about marriage equality and the topic dominated the evenings discussion and the panelists debated the […]

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Queensland becomes final state to equalise age of consent

Queensland becomes final state to equalise age of consent

The Parliament of Queensland has voted to lower the age of consent for anal sex from 18 to 16, bringing their legislation in line with the rest of Australia. Queensland will be the final state to amend their laws and remove the disparity. MPs also voted in line with recommendations from the Queensland AIDS Council […]

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Prime Minister still has hope a plebiscite will be possible

Prime Minister still has hope a plebiscite will be possible

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is still hopeful that a plebiscite on the issue of marriage equality will still be possible despite growing signs that opposition will block the enabling legislation. Appearing on the ABC program ‘Insiders’ earlier today the Prime Minister said he still believed that that the Labor party would support the initiative and […]

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