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Julian Burnside to take on Josh Frydenberg at upcoming federal election

One of Australia’s most prominent barristers is set to take on Treasurer Josh Frydenberg at the upcoming federal election, taking the fight to the Victorian seat of Kooyong. Human rights advocate Julian Burnside revealed today he would be standing for the Greens at what is expected to be a May election, against one of the […]

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Scott Morrison says he’s on everyone’s side

Scott Morrison says he’s on everyone’s side

Australia’s Prime Minister-designate Scott Morrison has delivered his first speech to the nation. Earlier today Morrison defeated Julie Bishop and Peter Dutton to become the new leader of the Liberal Party. Morrison said he would be on the side of all Australians – but everybody had to ‘play by the rules’. “Everybody has to play […]

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Will the surge of young people enrolling to vote affect the next election?

Will the surge of young people enrolling to vote affect the next election?

Just before the last federal election there was a rally for marriage equality in the centre of Perth. At the end of the rally I walked around and asked people why they had attended and how they planned to vote in the election. When it came to younger voters the most common response was concerning. […]

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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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Nick Xenophon Team confirm they will not vote for plebiscite

Nick Xenophon Team confirm they will not vote for plebiscite

South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon has announced this his parliamentary team will vote against plebiscite-enabling legislation in Canberra along with the Greens, casting doubt on the future of the public vote. In a statement released by The NXT, the party revealed they do not support the proposed plebiscite on marriage equality when it can be […]

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MPs continue to argue over the plebiscite

MPs continue to argue over the plebiscite

The government is vigorously defending it’s plan for a national plebiscite as the only way forward for the marriage equality issue. Cabinet Secretary Arthur┬áSinodinos appeared on ‘Karvelas’ on SKY News and told host Patricia Karvelas that the government was committed to holding a plebiscite on marriage equality. “The problem we have as a government is […]

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Queer student on Q&A warns Safe Schools debate is harmful

Queer student on Q&A warns Safe Schools debate is harmful

A student who identified themselves as queer has called out politicians for using innocent children as political bullets in the ongoing debate over the Safe Schools anti-bullying program on last nights episode of ‘Q&A’. Carter Smith used his time to condemn criticisms of the Safe Schools program, lauding paneling and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews for […]

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Josh Frydenberg Calls for Free Vote on Marriage Equality

Josh Frydenberg Calls for Free Vote on Marriage Equality

Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg today spoke on the topic of marriage equality and stated that he believes himself and his Liberal colleagues should be allowed a conscience vote. Frydenberg this morning told Radio National he believed a motion for a conscience vote would be likely to succeed if put to the party room. “I think […]

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