Articles tagged with: Free vote

Mar20

Voters back away from government over failure to allow free vote

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Voters back away from government over failure to allow free vote

A ReachTell Poll has revealed almost 40 percent of Coalition voters would move away from voting for the Liberal and National parties if they continue to block marriage equality.

Mar13

WA election results bode well for marriage equality

POSTED ON // Monday, 13 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

WA election results bode well for marriage equality

LGBTI advocates are calling the resounding defeat of the Liberal government at the WA elections as a boon for marriage equality, with all state and territory leader now backing the reform.

Feb21

Parents demand a free vote for marriage equality

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 21 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Parents demand a free vote for marriage equality

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) have ramped up their efforts to call for a free vote on marriage equality, launching a new campaign targeting Coalition MPs  who are in support of the reform to call for a free vote.

Feb09

Ian Thorpe calls for marriage equality free vote before Mardi Gras

POSTED ON // Thursday, 09 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Ian Thorpe calls for marriage equality free vote before Mardi Gras

Ian Thorpe has added his voice to the growing number of Australians who believe in equal love, as he makes plans to return to Australia to live with his partner, Perth-born model turned law student, Ryan Channing.

Feb06

New poll shows people want conscience vote on marriage equality

POSTED ON // Monday, 06 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

New poll shows people want conscience vote on marriage equality

A ReachTEL poll conducted across seven Liberal and National party seats has shown overwhelming support for a conscience vote on the issue of marriage equality.

Feb06

Advocates welcome Liberal MPs pushing for marriage equality

POSTED ON // Monday, 06 February 2017 Written by // Samuel Leighton-Dore

Advocates welcome Liberal MPs pushing for marriage equality

The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that a handful of Liberal Party MPs, including *Dean Smith, Warren Entsch and Tim Wilson, will be leading a renewed push to axe the government’s plebiscite policy over the next fortnight, fighting for a free vote in parliament instead.

Oct24

Liberal Senator calls for free vote on marriage equality

POSTED ON // Monday, 24 October 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Liberal Senator calls for free vote on marriage equality

Liberal senator Dean Smith has suggested the government should opt for a free vote on the issue of marriage equality in this term.

Oct10

Majority of Aussies want marriage equality legalised by year’s end

POSTED ON // Monday, 10 October 2016

Majority of Aussies want marriage equality legalised by year’s end

A new poll has found two thirds of Australian voters want parliament to legislate marriage equality before the year is out.

Sep28

Newspoll shows majority of Australians prefer a free vote on marriage equality over a plebiscite

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 28 September 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Newspoll shows majority of Australians prefer a free vote on marriage equality over a plebiscite

Support for a plebiscite on marriage equality continues to wane with a Newspoll showing backing for a plebiscite dropped from 70 per cent to just 39 percent of Australian voters.

Sep12

55,000 sign petition calling for free vote on marriage equality

POSTED ON // Monday, 12 September 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

55,000 sign petition calling for free vote on marriage equality

A petition signed by over 55,00 Australian calling for a free vote on marriage equality now will be presented to parliament today.