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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

Aussies Say Yes to Multiculturalism, Marriage Equality But No To Politics

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 22nd November 2016 -  Australians have a low level of trust in government and are increasingly politically disengaged, but remain highly cohesive, showing wide support for multiculturalism, immigration…

Plebiscite Blocked By Senate

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 8th November 2016 -  The controversial $170 million plebiscite to legalise same-sex marriage has been blocked by the senate. The proposal was voted down in the Upper House on Monday with Labor, the Greens,

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

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

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Marriage ‘Inequality’ Is a Threat to Religious Freedom – and It Is Probably Unconstitutional

Luke Beck, Tuesday, 30th August 2016 -  Legal marriage is not telling religious groups what they can or can’t do, but blocking it will impact on religious freedom, writes Luke Beck constitutional law lecturer, in this article

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,

2016 the Year of Marriage Equality in Australia

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 12th January 2016 -  Australian marriage equality advocates are preparing to campaign heavily throughout 2016 as a public vote on the issue looms. Director of Australian Marriage Equality, Rodney…
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