Michelle Grattan speaks to Deep Saini about the week in 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.
Politics Podcast: Darren Chester on the infrastructure spending spree.
Darren Chester says there is too much hyper-partisanship in Australian politics.
All the public polls so far suggest a victory for the Yes side.
The same-sex marriage postal ballot is headed for a very high return rate, with an estimated 9.2 million forms returned by last Friday.
This pamphlet, authorised by the Australian Conservatives, was received in a letter box in a Victorian suburb in September.
'Vote No' campaign material distributed by the Australian Conservatives claims that if same-sex marriage is legalised, the Safe Schools program will be 'mandatory in schools'. We looked at the facts.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
A video has been released with Tony Abbott’s daughter Frances promoting the Yes case.
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Like millions of others, I received an SMS at the weekend from the “Yes” campaign for the marriage ballot. It said: The Marriage Equality Survey forms have arrived! Help make history and vote YES for a…
In any non-compulsory poll, anything that deters people from voting is a concern.
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Most people have probably already made up their mind which way to vote in the same sex marriage postal survey. But the recent SMS campaign may distract some from even voting.
Michelle Grattan speaks to Deep Saini about campaigning during the same-sex marriage postal ballot and Tony Abbott's continued undermining of the government.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics says it’s on track to get all the papers out by September 25.
It's a rare example of direct democracy – albeit non-compulsory and conducted by mail.
Michelle Grattan discusses the week in politics with Nicholas Klomp.
Marriage reform of any kind has been historically slow to take hold.
Changes to marriage around the world have, historically, met with strident opposition, so it's no surprise that same-sex marriage in Australia has had its own tough road to hoe.
Malcolm Turnbull received the result via a text during question time.
The seven judges were unanimous, and costs were awarded against those that brought the challenges.
Many of the studies on this question examine the outcomes for children in same-sex parented families where both parents are women.
Discussing his opposition to same-sex marriage, Liberal MP Kevin Andrews said children who are brought up with a mother and father are 'better off than those who are not'. Let's look at the research.
In Australia, same-sex attracted young people are six times more likely to have suicidal thoughts than their heterosexual peers.
Same-sex attracted people have poorer mental health than their heterosexual peers, but In jurisdictions that have legalised same-sex marriage, the gap between the two is much smaller.