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Peter Dutton argues for postal plebiscite

Peter Dutton argues for postal plebiscite

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has renewed his push for a postal plebiscite to decide the issue of marriage equality. “There’s no doubt in my mind that a postal plebiscite delivers the same policy intent as a plebiscite proper.” Dutton said during an interview with SKY News this morning. “The plebiscite proper can’t get through the senate, […]

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Matt Canavan says it important to respect supporters of traditional marriage

Matt Canavan says it important to respect supporters of traditional marriage

Liberal senator Matt Canavan has described reports of a push from moderate members of his party suggesting that it would be in the government’s interest to address marriage equality before the May budget as “unusual”. Senator Canavan says it is important to show respect to people who support traditional marriage as this group includes most […]

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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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Kelly O’Dwyer: No decision has been made on plebiscite date

Kelly O’Dwyer: No decision has been made on plebiscite date

Kelly O’Dwyer, the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, has told the ABC’s ‘Insiders’ program that the government has made no decision on the timing of a plebiscite for marriage equality or the wording of the question. News reports have suggested that the government has decided to push back the plebiscite until February 2017 and […]

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George Brandis reveals his proposal for the plebiscite

Attorney General George Brandis has shed some light on what the proposed plebiscite might look like. Appearing on the ABC program ‘Insiders’ Senator Brandis told host Fran Kelly how he hoped the plebiscite would operate. Senator Brandis said he hoped to take the proposal to cabinet within the next few weeks. The AG said he […]

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Barnaby Joyce: Everybody doesn’t get everything they want.

Barnaby Joyce: Everybody doesn’t get everything they want.

Barnaby Joyce, the Minister for Agriculture has delivered a stinging message to marriage equality advocates: “Everybody doesn’t get everything they want.” Appearing on the ABCTV program ‘Insiders’ earlier this morning said that marriage equality would be like; “making a diamond a square”. Mr Joyce backed up Senator Eric Abetz’s comments earlier this week. Senator Abetz […]

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