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SHORT VIDEO: TURNBULL ACCUSED OF ‘PLAYING POLITICS’ WITH LGBT LIVES IN PARLIAMENT

Deputy Opposition leader Tanya Plibersek has lambasted Malcolm Turnbull, accusing the Prime Minister of playing politics with people’s lives. In tabling Labor’s second Marriage Equality Bill today, she said Mr Turnbull had “sold out the LGBT community”. Ms Plibersek also took a swipe at former prime minister Tony Abbott, saying he had ambushed supporters within …

TURNBULL CLOSES DOOR ON AN EARLY PLEBISCITE

Malcolm Turnbull was making all the right moves by becoming the first sitting prime minister to attend the Mardi Gras parade in Sydney. Mr Turnbull, along with wife Lucy, has been a regular at the event which takes place in his Wentworth electorate. And, of course, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten didn’t miss the opportunity, becoming …

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CLERGY CALL FOR PM TURNBULL TO DROP PLEBISCITE

Over 40 clergy have written an open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, calling on his government to drop the planned plebiscite on marriage equality in favour of a free vote in parliament. A plebiscite on the issue would polarise faith communities, silence LGBTI people of faith and cause anxiety in LGBTI communities, the alliance …

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TURNBULL GOVERNMENT PLEDGES TO END LGBTI DISCRIMINATION

The Turnbull Government has pledged to rid Australia of discrimination against LGBTI people by June 2016, excepting marriage, which will be dealt with in a plebiscite by the Australian people. The Government made this pledge to the United Nations human rights review into Australia held in Geneva recently. 110 other nations took Australia to task …

WHAT DOES A TURNBULL GOVERNMENT MEAN FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY?

Australians awoke to a new prime minister today – the fifth in five years but what will that mean for marriage equality in Australia? Malcolm Turnbull toppled Tony Abbott for the top job 54-44 in a party room ballot overnight. He will become our 29th prime minister. Julie Bishop was re-elected as deputy Liberal leader, …

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