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Record number of Australians enrolled to vote at federal election

Record number of Australians enrolled to vote at federal election

The largest ever percentage of Australians will be voting in the upcoming federal election with over 100,000 people enrolling to vote in the last week. A record 16,424,248 Australians are enrolled to vote in the 2019 federal election. This follows almost 100,000 additions to the roll in the week preceding the close of rolls, which […]

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Malcolm Turnbull confident marriage equality legislation won’t be delayed

Malcolm Turnbull confident marriage equality legislation won’t be delayed

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is confident that if the winning result of the marriage postal survey is ‘Yes’, a private members bill allowing for marriage equality will be passed by the parliament before Christmas. The PM restated his belief that a bill could be passed in the final two weeks of parliament sitting in 2017 […]

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Will the surge of young people enrolling to vote affect the next election?

Will the surge of young people enrolling to vote affect the next election?

Just before the last federal election there was a rally for marriage equality in the centre of Perth. At the end of the rally I walked around and asked people why they had attended and how they planned to vote in the election. When it came to younger voters the most common response was concerning. […]

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Advocates choose Yes campaign over postal vote boycott

Advocates choose Yes campaign over postal vote boycott

Marriage equality advocates have announced they will actively campaign for a ‘Yes’ vote in the upcoming postal plebiscite on marriage equality, after consulting with the LGBTI community. The survey of 5,261 LGBTI Australians across all demographics found that 88.7% oppose a postal vote on marriage equality, but 56.5% want to win it if it happens. […]

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High Court challenge to postal plebiscite has been filed

High Court challenge to postal plebiscite has been filed

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) has launched proceedings in the High Court, seeking to stop the government going ahead with a postal vote on marriage equality. The PIAC are representing Andrew Wilkie, the independent Federal Member for Denison, as well as Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and Felicity Marlowe, a lesbian […]

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Bill Shorten slams postal plebiscite in passionate speech

Bill Shorten slams postal plebiscite in passionate speech

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has delivered a passionate speech in parliament today, holding the Prime Minister responsible for abuse LGBTI people will experience during a postal plebiscite campaign. Since the original plebiscite plan was defeated a second time in the senate this week the government have forged ahead with their postal vote scheme on marriage […]

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Michael Sukkar says most Australians are against marriage equality

Michael Sukkar says most Australians are against marriage equality

Liberal frontbencher Michael Sukkar says the blame for any hate speech and negative consequences generated by the continuing debate over marriage equality should be directed at advocates in favour of marriage equality. “The adverse impact of having this discussion, using their logic, since February this year has been a lot worse than if it had […]

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Tony Abbott favours postal plebiscite over free vote

Tony Abbott favours postal plebiscite over free vote

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he favours a postal plebiscite over a free vote in parliament because it would give all Australians an opportunity to have a say on whether same-sex couples should be allowed to get married. The member for Warringah did concede that many would question how much authority a postal plebiscite […]

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More flyers opposing Safe Schools hit Perth mailboxes

More flyers opposing Safe Schools hit Perth mailboxes

Perth homes have been hit by multiple interest groups arguing against the Safe Schools coalition program in the final days before the state election. OUTinPerth readers have reported receiving flyers published by the Australian Christian Lobby and activist group All Kids Matter. Now a third flyer produced by the National President of the Democratic Labor […]

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AEC equipment already purchased for failed plebiscite plan

AEC equipment already purchased for failed plebiscite plan

The Australian Electoral Commission have revealed that supplies for the government’s now defunct plebiscite plan have already been purchased. A recently established Senate Committee conducting an inquiry into marriage equality has heard that the AEC have ordered a range of now unnecessary supplies including stationary, ID badges and other equipment for polling. The commission also […]

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