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Eric Abetz: Marriage plebiscite timetable is an ambush

Eric Abetz: Marriage plebiscite timetable is an ambush

Dumped coalition minister Eric Abetz has labeled a proposal to introduce legislation relating to a plebiscite on the issue of marriage equality as an ambush against conservative members of the government. “It seems a bit of a thought bubble and an ambush to boot,” Senator Abetz told the ABC. Senator Abetz’s comments follow reports that […]

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Marriage plebiscite might cost over $158 million

Marriage plebiscite might cost over $158 million

The Australian Electoral Commission has estimated the cost of holding a plebiscite to gauge support for changing the nation’s marriage laws could cost $158.4 million if held as a stand alone poll. A separate poll is the approach favoured by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and it would cost $20 million more than the entire 2013 […]

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Senator Sidodinos ‘open’ to marriage equality legislation

Liberal senator Arthur Sidodinos has told SKY News that he is open to same sex marriage provided that exemptions for religious institutions are provided. Senator Sidodinos said he has seen the draft bill put forward by Coalition MP Warren Enstch and Labor’s Terri Butler, but he’d like to examine the final legislation to ensure all […]

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