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Greens demand release of Ruddock Review on religious freedom

Greens demand release of Ruddock Review on religious freedom

The Greens are taking action to move the Morrison government toward releasing the Ruddock Review into the state of religious freedom in Australia. The Turnbull-appointed panel led by former Liberal MP Philip Ruddock was due to release the information to the public in March, then in May. At this stage Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s office […]

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Scott Morrison stands firm on stronger protections for religious freedom

Scott Morrison stands firm on stronger protections for religious freedom

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has reasserted his support for stronger legal protections for religious freedom while speaking to ABC’s 730 program. Host Leigh Sales asked the Prime Minister about his stance on the issue after he vowed to defend religious freedom in an interview with Sydney Morning Herald last week. Sales questioned the Prime Minister on what […]

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Malcolm Turnbull hangs on to Prime Minister role despite mass resignations

Malcolm Turnbull hangs on to Prime Minister role despite mass resignations

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is hanging on to his job despite mass resignations from his team and has set a Friday high noon deadline for his internal critics to call for a second spill motion. Speaking to reporters in Canberra Turnbull said he awaiting for a letter form his colleagues requesting a second party room […]

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PM to support amendments to Smith marriage bill in lower house

PM to support amendments to Smith marriage bill in lower house

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he will support some amendments to Senator Dean Smith’s cross-party marriage bill when it reaches the House of Representatives next week. The bill, which was debated over three days in the Senate this week, passed the upper house unamended – despite numerous attempts from Liberal Senators James Paterson, David Fawcett […]

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Conservative MPs prepare a marriage bill with greater religious protections

Conservative MPs prepare a marriage bill with greater religious protections

A group of conservative MPs are rushing to create their own marriage bill in preparation for the ‘Yes’ case being successful in the national postal survey. The group, which includes WA Liberal Ian Goodenough and Andrew Hastie, are working on their own private members bill which will have greater protections for religious freedom than those […]

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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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Malcolm Turnbull calls emergency Liberal marriage equality meeting

Malcolm Turnbull calls emergency Liberal marriage equality meeting

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called the Liberal Party back from parliamentary break a day earlier than expected to debate marriage equality before all MPs return to Canberra. Headlines have been dominated by the issue in the last week, as government MPs declare they will cross the floor if given the opportunity to vote in […]

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Malcolm Turnbull dodges marriage equality questions in Perth

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been ambushed with questions on marriage equality this morning, while attempting to speak about the government’s PaTH employment program. Appearing with Employment Minister Michaelia Cash, Turnbull’s media call was dominated by questions on the news that a number of Coalition MPs are planning to cross the floor to deliver marriage […]

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Liberal MP Jason Wood says he’d vote for marriage equality

Liberal MP Jason Wood says he’d vote for marriage equality

Liberal MP Jason Wood has told The Guardian that he’d vote in favour of marriage equality if his colleagues manage to get a private member’s bill up. Wood said that while the proposed plebiscite had been the way of dealing with the issue, if a debate commenced on the floor of parliament, he believed Liberal […]

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Is Ireland about to get their first gay Prime Minister?

Is Ireland about to get their first gay Prime Minister?

Is Ireland about to get their first gay Prime Minister? Current Irish leader Edna Kenny has announced he’ll be stepping down as leader of political party Fine Gael, bringing an end to his time as the country’s Taoiseach, or Prime Minister. The man looking most likely to replace him his current Social Protection Minister Leo […]

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