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Plebiscite ‘Back from the Dead?’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 11th May 2017 -  The allocation of funding in Tuesday’s federal budget for the controversial marriage equality plebiscite  –  killed off by the Senate last year – has raised eyebrows and concerns…

The Good, the Bad and the Unfair – Sector Budget Reaction

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th May 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector has had a mixed reaction to the 2017 federal budget – praising some aspects while condemning the punitive measures that target welfare recipients and…

Same-Sex Marriage Bill Strikes a Good Balance

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th February 2017 -  A consensus Parliamentary report into the federal government’s same-sex marriage bill strikes a good balance between freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination,

Govt Sticks With Plebiscite as Advocates Call for Politicians to ‘Do Their Job’

Wendy Williams, Monday, 6th February 2017 -  The Australian government has reaffirmed its commitment to a plebiscite as a national campaign has been launched calling on politicians “to do their job” and allow a free-vote on

Labor Set to Kill Off Plebiscite Legislation

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 11th October 2016 -  The opposition is set to vote against the government’s controversial marriage equality plebiscite bill in parliament on Tuesday, claiming proposed amendments to the Marriage

PM to Introduce Bill For Plebiscite

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 13th September 2016 -  The prime minister has confirmed he will introduce the bill to enable a same-sex marriage plebiscite in parliament this week. Malcolm Turnbull and Attorney-General George Brandis

Pressure Mounts to Drop Plebiscite

Wendy Williams, Monday, 12th September 2016 -  Pressure on the government to drop the marriage equality plebiscite is mounting as the opposition leader has introduced a private member’s bill to the lower house calling on the parliament

Labor Holds Sway as Crossbenchers Oppose Plebiscite

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 30th August 2016 -  Crossbenchers are lining up to block the same-sex marriage plebiscite with Labor yet to reveal how it will vote. South Australian independent Senator Nick Xenophon announced on

Plebiscite Pushback

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 23rd August 2016 -  Australia is reportedly set to have its say on the issue of same-sex marriage in February 2017. According to a report in the Daily Telegraph on Sunday the plebiscite will be held in February

ACTU Speaks Out in Opposition to Plebiscite

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 17th August 2016 -  The Australian Council of Trade Unions has spoken out in favour of same sex marriage for the first time, calling on the prime minister to hold a free parliamentary vote. The ACTU executive,

Podcast: The Purpose of Plebiscite

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 16th August 2016 -  In this episode of Not for Podcast, Pro Bono Australia investigates whether the question of same-sex marriage should be put to the people via a plebiscite or go straight to Parliament.

Support Drops for Non-Binding Marriage Equality Plebiscite

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 21st July 2016 -  Support for the proposed same-sex marriage plebiscite has fallen after Australians became aware that the results of the $160 million exercise would not be binding in Parliament,
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