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AUSTRALIA: Sky News Fires Former Labor Party Leader After On-Air Mocking Of Teenage Boy’s Sexuality

The BBC reports: Former Australian Labor Party leader Mark Latham has been fired from his political chat show by Sky News Australia after a series of controversial remarks. His recent comments about women in the media and schoolchildren proved too much for the broadcaster. He had questioned a 15-year-old boy’s sexuality and attacked fellow presenters on air. Latham has long …

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AUSTRALIA: Marriage Plebiscite Considered Dead

Same Same reports: It’s official, the plebiscite is dead. It’s been confirmed that opposition Leader Bill Shorten and the Labor party have just voted to block the Turnbull government’s proposed plebiscite, which was expected to cost upwards of $200 million, finally laying to rest the unpopular and divisive opinion poll. Marriage equality advocates are celebrating the decision as a win …

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AUSTRALIA: Marriage Plebiscite Said To Be Dead

Australia’s News Corp outlet reports: The February same sex marriage plebiscite will not proceed. Talks to save it collapsed today guaranteeing a bitter debate in Parliament where legislation for the national ballot will be defeated in the Senate by Labor and the Greens. In response to fruitless talks, Labor intensified its portrayal of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as a prisoner …

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AUSTRALIA: Labor Party Leader Introduces Marriage Bill, Critics Denounce His Comment About Gay Suicide

News Corp Australia reports: Federal Labor has introduced to parliament legislation that aims to legalise same-sex marriage in an attempt to gazump the government’s planned national vote on the issue. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten introduced a private bill on Monday, saying it was a chance for the parliament to prove its worth and fulfil its purpose. “Today we can bring …

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AUSTRALIA: Labor Leader Bill Shorten Promises Marriage Bill Within 100 Days If Elected Prime Minister Next Year

Gay Star News reports: Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten has promised to introduce a gay marriage bill within his first 100 days if elected prime minister in 2016. ‘Same-sex couples have waited too long. Australia is trailing the world,’ the Labor Party leader said on Sunday (26 July). ‘The debate about marriage equality has simply gone on too long.’ The …

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AUSTRALIA: Opposition Labor Party Leader Bill Shorten To Introduce Marriage Equality Bill Next Week

Via Gay Star News: Australian Opposition leader Bill Shorten has become the first leader of a major political party to put forward legislation to allow same-sex marriage in Australia just days after more members of the conservative wing of his party announced they now would vote in favor of marriage equality. Shorten, leader of the Australian Labor Party, put his …

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Australia’s Labor Party Challenges Its Own PM To Approve Same-Sex Marriage

The Labor Party of Australia is challenging its own Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to pass marriage equality legislation. Rudd has threatened to veto a recently approved law making same-sex marriage legal in the Australian Capitol Territory. The Australian Labor Party in the state of Victoria passed a resolution in support of marriage equality last weekend. It is supported by ministers …

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Australian PM Kevin Rudd: I Said No Gay Marriage And I Meant It

Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd is “pushing back” against a Labor Party call for the federal government to legalize same-sex marriage. Mr Rudd says he will not change the policy he took to the last election. “We went to the last election being very clear-cut about our position on marriage under the Marriage Act being between a man and a …

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