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Live: Supporters flock to Parliament to watch same-sex marriage bill pass

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

Same-sex marriage could be legal by the end of the day with Federal Parliament inching closer to a final vote. Follow live. This post is...

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Here’s what’s in the same-sex marriage bill and what’s not

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

The Upper House has voted yes to the same-sex marriage bill without any amendments to the original version authored by Dean Smith. So what...

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Turnbull cancels sitting week to deal with same-sex marriage vote

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

The move will allow the Senate to finish debating the same-sex marriage bill before it goes to the Lower House, but it also has...

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‘You don’t know the pain’: Same-sex marriage debate gets personal in Parliament

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

Politicians tell Parliament of the pain they’ve felt when forced to hide their relationships to escape judgement, with crossbench...

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Live: Australia waits for same-sex marriage survey results

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

Today’s the day we find out whether the nation wants to legalise same-sex marriage. Join us live for the breaking news and reaction...

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Plibersek defends text messages urging Yes vote in same-sex marriage survey

Posted by on Sep 24, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

Did you receive an unsolicited text from the Yes campaign this weekend? You’re not alone. Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek...

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Howard criticises Turnbull over handling of same-sex marriage survey

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

Former prime minister John Howard urges the Government to spell out what form the bill to allow same-sex marriage would take if the postal...

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Vilification during same-sex marriage survey could lead to $12k fine

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

People who threaten, intimidate or vilify someone based on their sexual identity or religious convictions could face a $12,600 penalty...

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Education Minister gives No campaigners dressing-down for linking SSM to Safe Schools

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

The No campaign is accused of making misleading claims about same-sex marriage following the release of an ad featuring claims boys will...

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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce to campaign for Yes vote on same-sex marriage

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce will throw his company’s support behind the Yes campaign for same-sex marriage, despite pointed...

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ABS confirms ‘paperless vote’ for same-sex marriage postal survey

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

Australians in remote locations or travelling overseas will be offered a “paperless vote” rather than a postal vote on...

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Live: Liberal Party votes no change on same-sex marriage policy

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

The Liberal Party votes to continue with its policy of holding a plebiscite, rather than allowing a free vote in Parliament on same-sex...

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Xenophon calls for criminal penalties for ‘reckless’ banking bosses

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017 in Crime | 0 comments

Banking executives and board members who are complicit in money laundering or fraud should face jail terms, Senator Nick Xenophon says, in...

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‘Coalition is bigger than same-sex marriage’: Senator says leadership talk distracting

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

The Liberal senator who has drafted his own marriage equality bill says an emergency meeting to resolve a stand-off on the issue should...

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Disability groups tell Bill Shorten the Medicare levy increase is fair

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Health | 0 comments

Disability groups have urged Opposition Leader Bill Shorten not to play politics with the National Disability Insurance Scheme, describing...

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‘A policy based on love’: PM defends welfare drug testing

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Health | 0 comments

Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull says a plan to drug test welfare recipients and potentially manage their spending is a sensible, rational...

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Limit Medicare levy to high-income earners, Bill Shorten argues

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Health | 0 comments

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten uses his budget reply speech to announce Federal Labor will back the Government’s 0.5 per cent...

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Education Minister heckled at National Press Club over university cuts

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

Protestors disrupt Education Minister Simon Birmingham’s speech at the National Press Club, protesting changes to higher education....

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PM announces ‘Gonski 2.0’ schools review, funding boost

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

The Federal Government announces a new education review dubbed “Gonski 2.0” and makes states and territories a new offer on...

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Dutton criticism fails to curb Qantas support for same-sex marriage

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

Qantas will continue to advocate for same-sex marriage amid Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s criticism that “publicly...

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