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Could the plebiscite be delivered electronically?

Could the plebiscite be delivered electronically?

Could the plebiscite on allowing same sex marriage be delivered electronically? That’s a question that Liberal MP Warren Entsch has put forward. The Queensland MP, who supports marriage equality and advocates that a plebiscite is the best way to address the issue, has suggested electronic voting may be the solution to deadlocked issue. Entsch has […]

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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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Cabinet creates plebiscite date, offers funding and sets rules

Cabinet creates plebiscite date, offers funding and sets rules

The national plebiscite on allowing same sex couples to marry would take place on February 11th 2017 under a plan taken to cabinet last night. The February 11th date would allow the plebiscite vote to be held before the Western Australian election which is scheduled to occur in early March. Details of how the plebiscite […]

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Labor MP will push for free vote on marriage this week

Labor MP Terri Butler says she will attempt to force a free vote in Parliament on marriage equality this week. Ms Butler is one of the original co-sponsors of a bill to equalise Australian marriage law, confirming her support along with Coalition MP Warren Entsch and others many months ago. The Prime Minister intends to […]

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Liberal MPs say they are not bound by marriage plebiscite

Liberal MPs say they are not bound by marriage plebiscite

Conservative members of the Liberal party have said they may not vote with the majority despite the public’s response to marriage equality through a nation-wide plebiscite. Senator Eric Abetz told media that he would reserve his judgement until after the results of the plebiscite had been determined, while Senator Cory Bernardi has said he would not […]

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The Greens to Turnbull: Stop being beholden to the dinosaurs

The Greens to Turnbull: Stop being beholden to the dinosaurs

The Australian Greens have announced they will bring their Bill for marriage equality back to the Senate for debate on Thursday 12 November. Greens spokesperson on marriage equality and LGBTI, Senator Robert Simms, said now is the time to end discrimination in marriage. “We know that Australians support marriage equality and they want to see […]

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Shorten: Plebiscite will lead to attacks and abuse on LGBTI Australians

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has raised concern that the government’s plan for a drawn out process for a plebiscite vote on marriage equality could lead to attacks and abuse being directed at LGBTI Australians. The Labor leader has said that he’s open to discussing a plebiscite option with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull but Labor still […]

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Marriage equality advocates weigh in on binding plebiscite

Marriage equality advocates weigh in on binding plebiscite

  Marriage equality proponents have responded to Coalition MP Warren Entsch’s plan to introduce legislation that will bind the Federal Government to act on the results of a marriage equality plebiscite. Australian Marriage Equality say they will support a binding plebiscite provided the process is fair and uncomplicated. AME national director Rodney Croome says Mr […]

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Concetta Fierravanti-Wells warns government will lose seats

Concetta Fierravanti-Wells warns government will lose seats

Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells has warned the government may lose seats in a federal election if they show support for marriage equality. The Assistant Minister for Multiculturalism was speaking at the National Press Club on Wednesday. “A coalition policy that directly supports same-sex marriage could place under threat some of our most marginal seats which have […]

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Coalition MP proposes unique plan for marriage plebiscite

Coalition MP proposes unique plan for marriage plebiscite

Coalition MP Warren Entsch has submitted a plan to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that would see Parliament vote on marriage equality before the next federal election. The plan proposes that Parliament would resolve any changes to the Marriage Act by parliamentary vote, under the condition that amendments will not be made without a ‘Yes’ vote […]

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