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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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Former PM John Howard says Turnbull should hold the plebiscite

Former PM John Howard says Turnbull should hold the plebiscite

Former Prime Minister John Howard says he is sympathetic to the views of the man who threw a pie in the face of QANTAS boss Alan Joyce. Howard suggests Malcolm Turnbull should honour his promise to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality. Speaking at a forum earlier this week Howard said the man who waited behind […]

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Mardi Gras board overturn motion not to invite Malcolm Turnbull

Mardi Gras board overturn motion not to invite Malcolm Turnbull

The Board of Directors of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras have announced they will not adopt the motion to un-invite the Prime Minister from celebrations next year. The motion put forward at the Annual General Meeting in November by the membership recommended that the board should not formally invite Prime Minister Turnbull to Mardi Gras festivities […]

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PM Malcolm Turnbull responds to Mardi Gras ‘un-invitation’

PM Malcolm Turnbull responds to Mardi Gras ‘un-invitation’

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has responded to the news that he would not be formally invited to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras next year. Last week, the Mardi Gras membership voted on and passed a motion not to welcome the Prime Minister to the annual celebration in 2017. Appearing on Sky News’ Viewpoint […]

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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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Turnbull: Changing marriage affects every Australian

Turnbull: Changing marriage affects every Australian

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has continued to voice support for the government’s proposed plebiscite plan, despite the bill’s near inevitable demise in the Senate. Since Labor’s announcement that they will not vote for the bill, the public vote on marriage equality is unlikely to pass through the Upper House. Marriage equality supporters are calling for a […]

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PM Turnbull: Stop playing politics and vote for the plebiscite

PM Turnbull: Stop playing politics and vote for the plebiscite

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has not wavered in his support for the government’s proposed plebiscite plan, accusing Labor and the Greens of “playing politics” in today’s Question Time, following the revelation that Labor would not vote for the bill. When asked by Labor’s Shadow Minister for Equality Terri Butler when the government would drop former […]

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Malcolm Turnbull will introduce plebiscite bill on Wednesday

Malcolm Turnbull will introduce plebiscite bill on Wednesday

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull plans to introduce the proposed legislation to enable a plebiscite on marriage equality in Parliament tomorrow. Last night, the government Cabinet agreed to set the date for the vote on February 11 next and make it a mandatory vote for citizens. The government has also decided it will provide $7.5 million […]

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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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Britain’s potential new PM opposed to marriage equality

Britain’s potential new PM opposed to marriage equality

British politician Andrea Leadsom, who is in the running to replace David Cameron as the Prime Minister of Great Britain has declared she remains opposed to marriage equality despite thousands of British couples tying the knot. Speaking to ITV Leadsom said she would have preferred it if civil partnerships had been available to all couples, […]

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