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Olympic champion Ian Thorpe condemns the plebiscite plan

Olympic champion Ian Thorpe condemns the plebiscite plan

Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe has criticised the Turnbull governments plan to hold a plebiscite on the issue of marriage equality. Appearing on The Morning Show alongside partner Ryan Channing, Thorpe said the government’s decision was disappointing. “We don’t have the right to get married which is quite apparent at this stage… “I find what’s going on […]

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Polls show voters in key coalition seats don’t support a plebiscite

Polls show voters in key coalition seats don’t support a plebiscite

A new poll published by Fairfax Media has revealed the voters in key coalition seats would rather see politicians directly deal with the issue of marriage equality than via the government’s stalled plan for a plebiscite. The Sydney Morning Herald has revealed that when it comes to the public, the numbers are on the side of the […]

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Advocates warn postal plebiscite could be challenged in court

Advocates warn postal plebiscite could be challenged in court

Marriage equality advocates say they are seeking legal advice on a possible High Court challenge to a postal vote on marriage equality. Some government members, including the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Petter Dutton, have proposed a $40 million postal vote on the issue that will be voluntary for voters and non-binding for politicians. […]

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Plebiscite bill passes in the lower house

Plebiscite bill passes in the lower house

Debate on the Marriage Plebiscite bill was cut short this afternoon as the government moved to vote on the proposal in the lower house. Despite nearly 20 Labor members still wanting to voice their views on the bill the government’s Leader in the House, Christopher Pine, moved that the bill progress to the voting stage. […]

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Traditional marriage sticker greets visitors to Royal Show

Perth’s annual Royal Show has become the latest battle ground in the marriage equality debate. A sticker declaring that marriage should solely be between a man and a woman has been spotted on a traffic sign outside the family focused community event. The Greens senator Rachel Siewert has raised concern about young LGBTIQ people having […]

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