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Croome: The postal survey was damaging and must never happen again

Croome: The postal survey was damaging and must never happen again

OPINION A year on from the marriage equality postal survey it’s time to bust some myths about why it was held and what impact it had. The postal survey was not necessary to win marriage equality. It did not change hearts or minds for the better, carry parliament over the line or cement reform It […]

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Shelton says no campaign only had three months to argue marriage case

Shelton says no campaign only had three months to argue marriage case

Aspiring politician Lyle Shelton says the Coalition for Marriage only had three months to argue the case against marriage equality while those in favour of changing the laws had been lobbying politicians for close to 30 years. Shelton, who is the Australian Conservatives lead senate candidate at the next federal election, is currently speaking at […]

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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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Australia delivers a clear YES result on marriage equality

Australia delivers a clear YES result on marriage equality

The Australian Bureau of Statistics have announced a ‘YES’ result has triumphed in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. After weeks of intensified debate, 61.6% Australian voters have declared that same sex couples should be allowed to marry by way of a unique postal survey devised by the Turnbull Government. The result has been described […]

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Self care tips for the marriage survey result announcement

Self care tips for the marriage survey result announcement

The results of marriage equality survey will be announced next Wednesday November 15th approximately 7am WA time, so it is a great time to talk about all little about the things that LGBTIQ+ people and their allies can do when the results are announced and how to stay resilient over the upcoming weeks and months. […]

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There Goes The Motherhood: People are just people

I asked my son what he thought about the plebiscite and marriage equality to see how much of it he understands. His response? ‘What’s so bad about marriage equality? People should have the choice. We all have human DNA, people are just people.’ In case people are concerned about the gay influence, he’s about as […]

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Vandalised Brisbane home of YES supporters has repairs fully covered

Vandalised Brisbane home of YES supporters has repairs fully covered

A Brisbane home that was vandalised last week for it’s visible support of marriage equality has been gifted the funds for repairs thanks to a crowdfunding campaign. Brisbane housemates Olivia Hill and Larissa Baldwin took to social media over the weekend to show images of rocks that had been hurled through their window in response […]

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Tony Abbott’s daughter Frances releases video supporting YES vote

Tony Abbott’s daughter Frances releases video supporting YES vote

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s youngest daughter has thrown her support behind a YES vote in the postal survey on marriage, releasing a video with the Yes Campaign. Frances Abbott, who drew attention last week for posting her support for the YES campaign on her Instagram account, has shared her desire to attend her aunt […]

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Overseas Australians able to vote in marriage postal survey from this week

Overseas Australians able to vote in marriage postal survey from this week

As the Australian Bureau of Statistics sends out the final forms for the government’s postal survey on marriage, overseas Australians are now to cast their vote in the national opinion poll. All Australians on the electoral role, including those overseas, are able to participate in the survey which asks “should the law change to allow […]

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PFLAG head critical of accusations of bullying by the YES Campaign

PFLAG head critical of accusations of bullying by the YES Campaign

The national spokesperson for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays has spoken out against claims of bullying from YES voters in the postal survey on marriage equality. PFLAG’s Shelley Argent has released a statement critical of the government’s public vote on the rights of LGBTI Australians. “As National Spokesperson for parents with LGBTIQ sons […]

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