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George Christensen: the plebiscite policy must remain

George Christensen: the plebiscite policy must remain

Queensland Nationals member George Christensen told reporters yesterday that he has no plans to join Cory Bernardi’s new political party and remained loyal to his leader Barnaby Joyce. The conservative MP said it was vital that the coalition retained it’s election promise to hold a plebiscite on the issue of marriage equality. “If this government […]

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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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Barnaby Joyce “can’t really explain” Safe Schools program

Barnaby Joyce “can’t really explain” Safe Schools program

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has said he struggles to explain the Safe Schools anti-bullying program to colleagues in a radio interview this morning. The Nationals’ party leader told ABC Radio this morning that while regular voters are not discussing marriage equality or the Safe Schools program with him, Safe Schools was often raised as a […]

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Senator Dean Smith calls for action on marriage equality

Senator Dean Smith calls for action on marriage equality

Liberal Senator Dean Smith has spoken out about the government’s lack of action of marriage equality. Speaking to SKY News earlier today the Western Australian senator said the government should look at addressing the issue within the current term of government. Senator Smith said the Prime Minister was of the view that if the plebiscite […]

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Barnaby Joyce: Nobody has really been insulted by marriage debate

Barnaby Joyce: Nobody has really been insulted by marriage debate

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has dismissed concerns about the mental health of the LGBTI community in relation to the government’s proposed plebiscite on marriage equality. Speaking to ABC radio this morning Joyce said nobody had been insulted by the debate over marriage equality. “The idea that this will cause a huge ardent debate – […]

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Can the PM find a way out of his plebiscite quagmire?

Can the PM find a way out of his plebiscite quagmire?

News Corp publications are reporting that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is considering a Plan B in light of the growing likelihood his plebiscite plan won’t get up. The Prime Minister’s Office is still declaring that the plebiscite plan is the government ‘s official policy,but the newspaper has reported that their sources have said that the […]

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Marriage equality dominates Q&A discussion

Marriage equality dominates Q&A discussion

The ABC’s Q&A program featured a stellar line up last night as comedian Magda Szubanski, and rocker Jimmy Barnes took their seats on the panel alongside politicians Jackie Lambie, Tony Burke and Fiona Nash. The first question of the night was about marriage equality and the topic dominated the evenings discussion and the panelists debated the […]

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Australian Christian Lobby: Anti-bullying program harms children

Australian Christian Lobby: Anti-bullying program harms children

The Australian Chrisitian Lobby has announced it will launch a major campaign against the Safe Schools Coalition program that aims to prevent same-sex attracted and transgender students being bullied schools. Hundreds of schools across the nation have signed up to the program. Safe Schools Coalition aims to creating positive and inclusive school communities that are […]

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LaTrobe City councillor Christine Sindt faces social media furore

A Victorian local councillor for the City of LaTrobe in Victoria has sparked a social media furore by posting questionable comments about the region’s federal member of parliament Darren Chester. Following Mr Chester’s announcement that he would support marriage equality the local newspaper The LaTrobe Valley Express asked its readers if they thought Mr Chester’s […]

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Nationals MP’s show support for marriage equality

Nationals MP’s show support for marriage equality

National’s MPs Nigel Scullion and Kevin Hogan have added their names to the growing list of politicians supporting marriage equality. When National’s MP Darren Chester declared his support for marriage equality earlier this week he told reporters that some of his colleagues had referred to him as being like to character Dafydd in the TV […]

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