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Polls show voters in key coalition seats don’t support a plebiscite

Polls show voters in key coalition seats don’t support a plebiscite

A new poll published by Fairfax Media has revealed the voters in key coalition seats would rather see politicians directly deal with the issue of marriage equality than via the government’s stalled plan for a plebiscite. The Sydney Morning Herald has revealed that when it comes to the public, the numbers are on the side of the […]

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Will the marriage equality bill work? Read it and make up your own mind

Will the marriage equality bill work? Read it and make up your own mind

Liberal Senator Dean Smith has shared his private members bill for marriage equality with his parliamentary colleagues and released it for all Australians to consider. When Liberal MPs meet tomorrow afternoon for an emergency meeting to address the contentious issue of marriage equality, Smith, alongside Trevor Evans, Warren Enstch, Tim Wilson and Trent Zimmerman will […]

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LNP president hits out at MPs who support marriage equality

LNP president hits out at MPs who support marriage equality

The President of the Liberal National Party in Queensland has described comments from MPs who support marriage equality as “unfortunate”. Gary Spence, emailed party members and reaffirmed that the party remained opposed to marriage equality and was committed to using a plebiscite to address the long running debate. Spence said he was disappointed that people […]

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Mathias Cormann denies PM under threat over marriage equality

Mathias Cormann denies PM under threat over marriage equality

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has dismissed reports suggesting there is a plan to replace Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull if a backbench plan to force a vote on marriage equality is successful. News Corp have reported that there is a plan to replace Malcolm Turnbull and deputy Julie Bishop with Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and Health […]

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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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Liberal MP Trevor Evans might cross the floor for marriage equality

Liberal MP Trevor Evans might cross the floor for marriage equality

Queensland MP Trevor Evans has hinted that he may cross the floor to support marriage equality. The declaration from the Liberal backbencher that he believes his party should dump the plebiscite and allow a free vote in parliament, adds another voice to the growing number of government MPs publicly declaring their belief that the marriage […]

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Coalition showdown on marriage equality looming

Coalition showdown on marriage equality looming

The federal Liberal party appears to be heading towards a showdown over it’s policy on marriage with several MPs demanding the Prime Minister reject calls for a free vote on the issue. Fairfax Media reported that there are a growing number of Liberal members who are advocating for the party to abandon its failed plebiscite […]

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