Philip Ruddock is an opponent of a bill of rights.
Former Howard government minister Philip Ruddock has been appointed by Malcolm Turnbull to do a 'stocktake' of Australia's religious freedoms.
New Zealand’s reputation as a destination for international wedding tourism was boosted by the country’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage.
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The majority of same-sex weddings between overseas couples conducted in New Zealand have been between Australian couples unable to marry at home.
Christopher Pyne announces that the government will cancel next week’s House of Representatives sitting.
Malcolm Turnbull's tactic of cancelling the House of Representatives' sitting next week is a short-sighted decision that smacks of lack of nerve.
Blaxland MP Jason Clare voted ‘yes’ to same-sex marriage in a strong ‘no’ electorate.
Some people may think it's the duty of their MP to vote in the way they do. But political theory shows this doesn't work.
Jacqui Lambie bids a tearful farewell in the Senate this week, after becoming the latest politician caught up in the dual citizenship saga.
Changing the Constitution is the only way to draw a line under this chaos.
Of all the valid votes in the same-sex marriage survey, 61.1% said ‘yes’.
The same-sex marriage postal survey gave Australians a chance to create data for social change. And that's rare.
Celebrants should not be free to discriminate against couples who ask them to perform a marriage ceremony.
The proposed exemption for civil marriage celebrants undermines the aims and nature of Australia’s flourishing civil celebrant program.
Conservative politicians in Australia push the ‘outsider politics’ theory to bring disenchanted voters back into the tent.
The 'yes' vote disproves that the rise of the minor party vote is the result of a cultural backlash from people who reject the progressive agenda, including the expansion of rights for minorities.
In the seat of Blaxland, held by Labor’s Jason Clare, 73.9% of respondents said ‘no’ to making same-sex marriage legal in Australia.
In the same-sex marriage survey, the 'yes' vote came in at 57.8% in NSW – but in some western Sydney electorates, the 'yes' vote was as low as 26%.
People celebrate the results of the same-sex marriage postal survey in Melbourne.
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Given that only 20 years ago Tasmania decriminalised male homosexuality, the same-sex marriage survey result represents an extraordinary change. But there is still work to be done.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics’s Chief statistician David Kalisch announcing the result of the same-sex marriage postal survey.
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Not everyone who could vote did vote in the voluntary postal vote on same-sex marriage. So what can we draw from the result if only four out of five eligible Australians took part?
Mathias Cormann and Malcolm Turnbull address the ‘yes’ result.
Malcolm Turnbull needs to continue to stare down the conservative forces in his government, because what they are demanding is prejudiced and discriminatory.
61.6% voted yes to same sex marriage.
The results of the same-sex marriage survey confirm what previous polling had shown, but western Sydney surprised with a strong 'no' vote.
It is conceivable that ‘no’ campaigners never believed their views would prevail in public opinion.
Churches have been exempt from sex discrimination laws for years – now those opposed to same-sex marriage want that exemption to be extended to individuals.
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.
It’s important to speak to your kids about the same-sex marriage debate, but how much and what will depend on their age and level of interest.
Australia voted Yes to legalising same-sex marriage today, and it's more important than ever to talk to your children about same-sex marriage and relationships.
Members of the original 1978 Sydney Mardi Gras in 2008. Older gays and lesbians grew up in more radical times, and some don’t support same-sex marriage.
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When it comes to same-sex marriage, there's a big gap in support between old and young gay men. Older gay men often see marriage as conservative, and fear marriage will create a "gold standard" for gay relationships.
An Australian Bureau of Statistics postal vote for marriage law reform, yes or no.
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Plenty of debate on Twitter about the marriage reform survey, and data from that can be crunched to predict the result. So what is it?
Michelle Grattan and Frances Shannon discuss the week in Australian politics.
Our first episode of Trust Me, I’m An Expert tackles the debate unfolding as Australia contemplates changing the Marriage Act to allow same-sex couple to marry.
In this episode of Trust Me I'm An Expert, we're wading into the same-sex marriage debate with experts on the Bible and the law, and fact-checking claims that kids do best with a mother and a father.