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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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Julie Bishop: It’s too early to say what the marriage legislation will look like

Acting Prime Minister Julie Bishop says she believes the ‘Yes’ campaign will win the marriage postal survey, but comments that it’s too soon to know what the final legislation will be. The Western Australian MP is serving as the Acting Prime Minister for the first time after Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce, and Deputy Nationals leader […]

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Liberal party president Nick Greiner joins YES campaign for marriage equality

Liberal party president Nick Greiner joins YES campaign for marriage equality

Former New South Wales Premier Nick Greiner will serve as the patron of the YES campaign for marriage equality from Coalition MPs. Greiner is the current president of the Liberal Party and he’s shared that the campaign is one that has personal; significance for his family. Speaking to Fairfax Media, Greiner said he wanted both […]

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Malcolm Turnbull calls emergency Liberal marriage equality meeting

Malcolm Turnbull calls emergency Liberal marriage equality meeting

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called the Liberal Party back from parliamentary break a day earlier than expected to debate marriage equality before all MPs return to Canberra. Headlines have been dominated by the issue in the last week, as government MPs declare they will cross the floor if given the opportunity to vote in […]

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LNP president hits out at MPs who support marriage equality

LNP president hits out at MPs who support marriage equality

The President of the Liberal National Party in Queensland has described comments from MPs who support marriage equality as “unfortunate”. Gary Spence, emailed party members and reaffirmed that the party remained opposed to marriage equality and was committed to using a plebiscite to address the long running debate. Spence said he was disappointed that people […]

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PM reportedly under pressure to adopt a postal plebiscite plan

PM reportedly under pressure to adopt a postal plebiscite plan

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is reportedly under pressure to accept the proposal of a postal based plebiscite on marriage equality after the Queensland Liberal-National party passed a motion voicing support for the idea. The Australian has reported that the Queensland branch passed a motion supporting the idea for a non-binding, non-compulsory national vote that would be […]

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Barnaby Joyce dismisses marriage equality discussion

Barnaby Joyce dismisses marriage equality discussion

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has dismissed talk of the coalition changing its position on marriage equality describing the issue of as something that it only of interest in Sydney and at dinner parties. Yesterday News Corp columnist Andrew Bolt revealed he had obtained audio of Christopher Pyne, the Minister for Defence Industy, declaring that […]

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Poll shows Coalition could lose votes over marriage equality delay

Poll shows Coalition could lose votes over marriage equality delay

A new ReachTEL poll has revealed almost 40% of voters in Coalition electorates are less likely to vote for the Liberal and National parties if they continue to block a vote on marriage equality. The poll commissioned by The Equality Campaign was conducted across 12 Liberal and National seats across rural, regional and metropolitan Australia. […]

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Australian Psychological Society opposes marriage plebiscite

Australian Psychological Society opposes marriage plebiscite

  The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is the latest professional organisation to voice concern about the Turnbull government’s plan to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality. In a statement releaed today the APS said it fully supports marriage equality, but believes the process for achieving equality should not be by means of a popular vote. […]

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Senator Scott Ryan dismisses calls for marriage equality free vote

Senator Scott Ryan dismisses calls for marriage equality free vote

Scott Ryan, the Special Minister of State charged with delivering the government’s marriage plebiscite, has dismissed calls for a free vote on the issue. Despite the legislation for a plebiscite facing a certain death once it reaches the senate, many of the Turnbull government’s MP’s are adamant that there is no way the issue will […]

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