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“What on earth are we doing?” SA’s Premier on marriage equality delays

“What on earth are we doing?” SA’s Premier on marriage equality delays

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has suggested the Coalition could break the stalemate over the marriage plebiscite by just dropping the plan and moving on to a free vote in parliament. Appearing on the ABC program Q&A last night Weatherill said the government should simply move to passing marriage equality legislation through parliament. Audience member David […]

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Prime Minister open to negotiation on plebiscite bill

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has acknowledged that the government may have to negotiate with other parties to pass the proposed plebiscite bill. Speaking with 3AW Radio, Mr Turnbull was questioned about the Coalition’s plan to proceed with plebiscite legislation and changes to superannuation. “We may have to negotiate on all of these matters,” the PM […]

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Anthony Albanese: Labor unlikely to support plebiscite

Anthony Albanese: Labor unlikely to support plebiscite

  The chance of the government’s plebiscite legislation progressing through the senate are looking slim. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has said he’ll discuss the issue and the next Labor caucus meeting but Anthony Albanese has told Andrew Bolt he’s not heard anyone on the Labor side offering support. Last night Labor front-bencher Albanese appeared on […]

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Cross party bill for marriage equality introduced

Cross party bill for marriage equality introduced

The Greens Adam Bandt, alongside independent MP’s Andrew Wilkie and Cathy McGowan, have announced that they will introduce their private members bill for same sex marriage. The announcement comes Labor leader Bill Shorten and deputy Tanya Plibersek also announce the introduction of a similar private member’s bill. In announcing the bill the cross party group […]

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Bill Shorten confronted by Anglican minister

Bill Shorten confronted by Anglican minister

An Anglican Minister has confronted Opposition Leader Bill Shorten this morning and accused him of using inappropriate language when describing people who are opposed to allowing same sex couples to wed. The Reverend Ian Powell from St Mathew’s Church in Wannisiassa in the ACT stopped the opposition leader outside a service to mark the start […]

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MPs continue to argue over the plebiscite

MPs continue to argue over the plebiscite

The government is vigorously defending it’s plan for a national plebiscite as the only way forward for the marriage equality issue. Cabinet Secretary Arthur Sinodinos appeared on ‘Karvelas’ on SKY News and told host Patricia Karvelas that the government was committed to holding a plebiscite on marriage equality. “The problem we have as a government is […]

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Richard Di Natale: Plebiscite delay is a tactic

Greens Leader Richard Di Natale has said that Australians shouldn’t be surprised that the government looks like it’s ready to push the proposed plebiscite on marriage equality back to 2017. The Greens leader, who is opposed the issue being decided by a public vote, said people should expect more delays because the Liberal party was […]

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Tasmania passes motion to support marriage equality

Tasmania passes motion to support marriage equality

Tasmania’s Upper House has passed a motion in support of marriage equality in Australia, following a successful in-principle motion in the Lower House last year. Though the decision will not have any direct consequences for LGBTIQ couples in Tasmania, Independent MLC Tony Mulder (pictured) says this is an important moment for his state. “It’s about doing […]

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WATCH: Pro marriage equality ads hit Aussie screens

WATCH: Pro marriage equality ads hit Aussie screens

Australian Marriage Equality have launched a nationwide television campaign featuring a number of Australian celebrities throwing their support behind the cause. The two 30-second clips are designed to urge MPs who have not yet declared their stance on marriage equality to stop the delays and enact legislation that provides equal rights for all consenting adult […]

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PM declares his views on marriage referendum are “well known”

PM declares his views on marriage referendum are “well known”

In question time this afternoon Independent MP Andrew Wilkie asked the Prime Minister if he would rule out a plebiscite on the issue of marriage equality. The member for Denison asked; “Prime Minister, the ban on same sex marriage is legislated discrimination and plain wrong. In response to the recent Irish referendum you stated that […]

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