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Four Liberal senators vie for Senate President job

Western Australian senator Dean Smith is one of four senators who've put their hand up to become the next President of the Senate. Alongside Senator...

Marriage equality supporters welcome the end of the plebiscite

Yesterday the government's proposed plan for marriage equality was defeated in the Upper House, with 33 votes against the bill and 29 in favour. High...

Australian senate debates marriage plebiscite

The Turnbull government's legislation for a plebiscite on marriage equality has reached the Australian senate with a long list of politicians lining up to...

Senator Scott Ryan dismisses calls for marriage equality free vote

Scott Ryan, the Special Minister of State charged with delivering the government's marriage plebiscite, has dismissed calls for a free vote on the issue. Despite...

Polls show Australians don't want a plebiscite

The chances of the Labor party offering the coalition's plebiscite plan a last minute life line seem increasingly unlikely as a new poll shows...

LGBTI community groups meet with George Brandis over plebiscite

Representatives of several LGBTI groups met with Attorney General George Brandis earlier today to discuss the government's approach to marriage equality. The Turnbull government has...

Labor and Liberals fail to find common ground on plebiscite

Labor's Shadow Attorney General Mark Dreyfus and Assistant Shadow Minister for Equality Terri Butler have met with Attorney General George Brandis and Special Minister...

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