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Senate committee reach consensus on path to marriage equality

Senate committee reach consensus on path to marriage equality

A cross-party Senate committee tasked with examining the government’s proposed bill to enable marriage equality have reached a consensus on the best way to move forward. In what Greens Senator Janet Rice has described as an “unprecedented show of collaboration”, the report opens the door to a new bill to be introduced to parliament. The […]

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Could the plebiscite be delivered electronically?

Could the plebiscite be delivered electronically?

Could the plebiscite on allowing same sex marriage be delivered electronically? That’s a question that Liberal MP Warren Entsch has put forward. The Queensland MP, who supports marriage equality and advocates that a plebiscite is the best way to address the issue, has suggested electronic voting may be the solution to deadlocked issue. Entsch has […]

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Perth MP Tim Hammond on why he cannot support a plebiscite

As the debate over the future of marriage equality continues in parliament and across the country, the House of Representatives have today passed the government’s proposed plebiscite bill sending it to face the Senate where it will inevitably fail to pass through the blockade consisting of Derryn Hinch, The Nick Xenophon Team, The Greens and […]

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PFLAG praise Xenophon Team for opposing plebiscite

PFLAG praise Xenophon Team for opposing plebiscite

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays have applauded the Nick Xenophon Team for announcing on Monday they will vote against plebiscite¬†in Parliament. National spokesperson for PFLAG Sharyn Faulkner says the organisation welcomes the opposition to the public vote. “We are grateful that more and more politicians are seeing a plebiscite for what it really […]

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Nick Xenophon Team confirm they will not vote for plebiscite

Nick Xenophon Team confirm they will not vote for plebiscite

South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon has announced this his parliamentary team will vote against plebiscite-enabling legislation in Canberra along with the Greens, casting doubt on the future of the public vote. In a statement released by The NXT, the party revealed they do not support the proposed plebiscite on marriage equality when it can be […]

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Vic Premier Daniel Andrews urges PM to remove plebiscite ‘hurdle’

Vic Premier Daniel Andrews urges PM to remove plebiscite ‘hurdle’

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has written a powerful letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, urging him to avoid a costly, divisive plebiscite on marriage equality in favour of a free vote in Parliament. There has been much uncertainty surrounding the proposed plebiscite, with¬†public support for the vote dropping since the Federal Election. Labor, The Greens […]

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Prime Minister suggests plebiscite might be pushed back to 2017

Prime Minister suggests plebiscite might be pushed back to 2017

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has suggested that the plebiscite on marriage will be pushed back to 2017. Appearing on the ABC’s ‘7:30’ the Prime Minister was asked by host Leigh Sales when he planned to introduce the legislation required for the plebiscite to be held. “We will bring that legislation forward in the course of […]

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