Labor has announced it will vote down all amendments to Dean Smith’s same-sex marriage bill, including those proposed by George Brandis.
Labor has announced it will not support any amendments to the Dean Smith same-sex marriage bill, including an amendment proposed by George Brandis. Here's why it is right to do so.
Amendments proposed to the same-sex marriage legislation would wind back a lot of the gains made under anti-discrimination laws.
An analysis of of countries that allow same-sex marriage shows that the proposed amendments to the Dean Smith bill, if allowed, would still enshrine much discrimination.
Supporters of same-sex marriage in Melbourne celebrate the ‘yes’ result.
The same-sex marriage ballot was strongly carried in all states and territories, and won in all but 17 of the 150 electorates.
The postal vote hasn’t really resolved the marriage equality issue for Turnbull.
After an ugly and unnecessary postal survey, Malcolm Turnbull has had a win – but the conservatives in his government will still be pitching for a fight.
There is a big question over whether Malcolm Turnbull can keep control of the same-sex marriage debate.
If the push for change lost in the Liberal party room, would the rebels abide by the decision, or would they cross the floor when, for example, there was a move by Labor for a vote in parliament?
Barnaby Joyce believes local government must make more effort if they want a “yes” vote at the referendum.
It might be the mickey mouse part of September 14 but the referendum to recognise local government in the constitution will be a fascinating case study of what happens to a view held by the public when…