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PFLAG calls for the release of the Ruddock religious review

PFLAG calls for the release of the Ruddock religious review

The Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) are calling on the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to release the recommendations put forward by Phillip Ruddock’s panel looking into religious freedom in Australia. PFLAG suggests that the delay in releasing the report is an extension of the long running debate over marriage equality which saw […]

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Government announces postal survey cost much less than expected

Government announces postal survey cost much less than expected

Acting Special Minister of State Mathias Cormann has announced that the financial cost of the postal survey was much less than the anticipated $122 million. Senator Cormann announced on his Twitter account that the process had been delivered by the Australian Bureau of Statistics for $80.5 million. “Happy to report that the ABS delivered the […]

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Sky News says more than 50% of marriage survey papers already returned

Sky News says more than 50% of marriage survey papers already returned

Sky News is reporting that fifty per cent of the people who were sent marriage survey forms have already filled them out and returned them. Acting Special Minister of State, Mathias Cormann has told Sky News that he understands a large number of eligible participants in the marriage postal survey have already returned their forms. […]

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Mathias Cormann welcomes the High Court decision on postal survey

Mathias Cormann welcomes the High Court decision on postal survey

Acting Special Minister of State Mathias Cormann has welcomed the High Court’s decision that will allow the government’s national survey on marriage equality to proceed. “We always said that this was an issue that should be put to the Australian people, and now as a result of the decision in the High Court, it’s full […]

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Nationals MP apologises for calling gay people “sordid”

Nationals MP apologises for calling gay people “sordid”

Nationals MP, and Small Business Minister, Michael McCormack has issued a fresh apology for anti-gay comments her made about gay people in 1993. McCormack write an editorial in a community newspaper where he described gay people as having “sordid” lives and were responsible for a disease that could wipe out humanity. “A week never goes […]

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Malcolm Turnbull outlines plans for plebiscites

Malcolm Turnbull outlines plans for plebiscites

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has outlined his government’s revived plan for a plebiscite on marriage equality, and if necessary a secondary option of a postal plebiscite. The government’s bill for a plebiscite that was defeated in the senate last year will be reintroduced into the senate this week. The government now plans to hold the […]

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Mathias Cormann denies PM under threat over marriage equality

Mathias Cormann denies PM under threat over marriage equality

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has dismissed reports suggesting there is a plan to replace Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull if a backbench plan to force a vote on marriage equality is successful. News Corp have reported that there is a plan to replace Malcolm Turnbull and deputy Julie Bishop with Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and Health […]

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Malcolm Turnbull hasn’t ruled out a postal plebiscite

Malcolm Turnbull hasn’t ruled out a postal plebiscite

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has restated the government’s commitment to a plebiscite on marriage equality but wouldn’t be drawn on reports a postal plebiscite was under consideration. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday the Prime Minister said the coalition’s policy was clear. “We went to the election with a policy for a plebiscite which would give […]

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Turnbull smacks down Abbott’s scathing criticism

Turnbull smacks down Abbott’s scathing criticism

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told reporters he’s not going to be distracted by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s criticism of the government’s policy agenda, describing the comments as “sad”. Yesterday former Prime Minister Tony Abbott outlined his policy vision for the Liberal party during a speech at the launch for a book of essays […]

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