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Peter Dutton against decision making via postal surveys in the future

Peter Dutton against decision making via postal surveys in the future

Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton has declared the government’s decision to use a national postal survey was a great success, but also argues it should not be used in the future to decide other issues. Dutton, one of the architects of the ‘postal plebiscite’ has penned an opinion piece for Farifax Media describing […]

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity plunges in new poll

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity plunges in new poll

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity has taken a nose dive, plunging five percentage points in the latest Newspoll released today. Turnbull’s support as preferred Prime Minister dropped from 41 points, to just 36 points, over the last fortnight. His lowest approval rating since he took office. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten now trails the PM by […]

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Peter Dutton ‘architect of the postal plebiscite’ predicts a Yes win

Peter Dutton ‘architect of the postal plebiscite’ predicts a Yes win

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has reportedly predicted the Equality campaign will be successful and the majority of Australians will have selected ‘yes’ in the postal survey he championed. Dutton, a leading conservative, conceded that the winner of the postal survey would be the ‘Yes’ campaign while speaking at an event in Sydney earlier this evening. […]

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Abetz asks if Macklemore will have to officially authorise his song?

Abetz asks if Macklemore will have to officially authorise his song?

Senator Eric Abetz has asked if rapper Macklemore will be required to provide an authorisation statement after performing his song Same Love at the NRL Grand Final? Macklemore is expected to perform his song about homophobia, that became an anthem for the marriage equality movement in the USA, on Sunday afternoon. Singer Mary Lambert, who penned […]

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Nobody writes songs about denying people’s rights

Nobody writes songs about denying people’s rights

OPINION The debate over whether or not it was appropriate for the National Rugby League to invite a singer who supports marriage equality, and had a hit song about reducing homophobia, is entering its third day. It’s likely to continue at least until Macklemore and Mary Lambert take to the stage at the NRL Grand […]

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Confrontational protests over Safe Schools at Brisbane Church

Confrontational protests over Safe Schools at Brisbane Church

Students in Brisbane have clashed with people hoping to attend an anti-Safe Schools seminar at a Catholic Church. The seminar titled Safe Schools: Education or Social Engineering? was being presented by the Knights of the Southern Cross, a fraternal order of the Catholic Church. In its promotion of the event St Michael’s church in Dorrington claimed that the […]

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Equal Love rally in Perth’s CBD this Saturday

Equal Love rally in Perth’s CBD this Saturday

Perth LGBTIQ community, their families and friends will converge on the Murray Street mall on Saturday afternoon to rally for marriage equality. Speaking at the rally will be Equal Love’s Sam Cavallaro, Sally Rugg from GetUp, Greens MLC Alison Xamon, Labor’s Senator Louise Pratt, Anglican Minister Father Chris Bedding and transgender activist Jacqueline Blackburn. The […]

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Government seeks legal advice on postal plebiscite

Government seeks legal advice on postal plebiscite

Attorney General George Brandis is seeking legal advice on the possibility of a postal plebiscite after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reportedly told his cabinet colleagues he would not abandon the party’s commitment to hold a national vote on the issue of marriage equality. A postal plebiscite would be voluntary for the public to participate in, […]

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Advocates warn postal plebiscite could be challenged in court

Advocates warn postal plebiscite could be challenged in court

Marriage equality advocates say they are seeking legal advice on a possible High Court challenge to a postal vote on marriage equality. Some government members, including the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Petter Dutton, have proposed a $40 million postal vote on the issue that will be voluntary for voters and non-binding for politicians. […]

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Call out for LGBTI+ opinions on postal plebiscite

Call out for LGBTI+ opinions on postal plebiscite

LGBTI+ advocates are asking the queer community what they believe is the best response to the government’s proposed postal plebiscite on marriage equality. Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton has proposed a $40 million postal vote, which will be optional for Australian voters and non-binding on MPs. just.equal spokesperson and marriage equality advocate […]

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