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Is the government about to launch Version 3.0 of the religious discrimination bill?

Is the government about to launch Version 3.0 of the religious discrimination bill?

Former Howard government Minister Kevin Andrews, who is now a backbencher in the Morrison government, has shared with a family group that Attorney General Christian Porter will soon reveal the third iteration of the controversial religious discrimination bill. Andrews, who was recently dumped by the party ahead of the next election, spoke online to Family […]

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Liberal MP Kevin Andrews loses pre-selection for seat of Menzies

Liberal MP Kevin Andrews loses pre-selection for seat of Menzies

Federal MP Kevin Andrews has lost preselection for his federal seat of Menzies, effectively bringing end to his long political career.¬†Andrews was defeated by Keith Wolahan, who was a commando before becoming a barrister. Andrews was first elected to parliament in 1991, making him to longest continually serving member currently in the parliament. In the […]

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Malcolm Turnbull disagrees with Kevin Andrews views on discrimination

Malcolm Turnbull disagrees with Kevin Andrews views on discrimination

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described former Minister Kevin Andrews comments endorsing discrimination as “extraordinary”. Following today’s decisive win by the ‘Yes’ campaign on the issue of marriage equality, Andrews told Sky News that he was in favour of introducing laws that allowed people to discriminate on the basis on sexuality and religion. Andrews told […]

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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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Matt Canavan accuses colleagues of “vaulting arrogance”

Matt Canavan accuses colleagues of “vaulting arrogance”

Resources Minister Matt Canavan has accused his colleagues of “vaulting arrogance” for trying to shut down an alternative conservative bill on marriage equality. Coalition MPs have begun fighting over which bill may be used to legislate for marriage equality should a ‘Yes’ result emerge from the postal survey. Labor have voiced their support for Senator […]

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Kevin Andrews welcomes a new generation of conservatives

Kevin Andrews welcomes a new generation of conservatives

Liberal MP Kevin Andrews has backed up statements by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott who says the marriage debate has been a positive event because it has motivated thousands of young conservatives to become politically active. Speaking to Sky News on Thursday Andrews said the Liberal party had always been at its best when it […]

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Talk of polyamory and paedophilia enters the marriage debate

Talk of polyamory and paedophilia enters the marriage debate

Talk of paedophilia and polyamorous marriages have entered the marriage debate less than a week after the Turnbull government decided to launch a postal survey asking if Australians believe in marriage equality. Pauline Hanson’s One Nation has called on the government to introduce a referendum and put the conditions for marriage into the constitution. In […]

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Kevin Andrews compares same-sex relationships to cycling buddies

Kevin Andrews compares same-sex relationships to cycling buddies

Former Defence Minister Kevin Andrews shared his views on marriage equality this morning during an appearance on Sky News. The Liberal member suggested gay relationships were more like friendships than the relationship of a married couple. Andrews said he had an affectionate relationship with his cycling buddies but that didn’t mean there should be a […]

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Is it right to un-invite Malcolm Turnbull from Mardi Gras?

Is it right to un-invite Malcolm Turnbull from Mardi Gras?

OPINION Yesterday’s Annual General Meeting of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras saw a motion put forward to officially un-invite Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull from next year’s celebrations. Malcolm Turnbull made history in 2016 when he became the first sitting Prime Minister to attend Mardi Gras. Turnbull posed for selfie’s with spectators and participants and […]

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PFLAG steps up campaign calling for the plebiscite to be axed

PFLAG steps up campaign calling for the plebiscite to be axed

The Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) have stepped up their campaign against the marriage plebiscite by taking out an advertisement in The Australian. The group that represents the parents and families of LGBTIQ people said it’s time for the Prime Minister to stop sidestepping the issue of marriage equality. Recently the government […]

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