Articles tagged with: Tony Abbott

Jun07

Plebiscite is a ‘terrible’ idea: James Mathison

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 07 June 2016 Written by // Glen Moret

Plebiscite is a ‘terrible’ idea: James Mathison

TV presenter James Mathison, who is running against Tony Abbott at the 2016 election has said a plebiscite on same-sex marriage will bring out the worst in people.

Nov11

Turnbull and Abbott "Wedding Crashers" in new marriage equality push

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 11 November 2015 Written by // Ron Hughes

Turnbull and Abbott

Greens spokesperson on LGBTI Robert Simms has today launched a postcard campaign calling on the Prime Minister to allow a free vote on marriage equality.

Sep15

New PM Malcolm Turnbull gives cautious hope to LGBTI community

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 15 September 2015 Written by // Ron Hughes

New PM Malcolm Turnbull gives cautious hope to LGBTI community

New Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s advocacy for the LGBTI community over the years potentially gives hope to the community.

Sep15

Turnbull to be sworn in as PM today

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 15 September 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

Turnbull to be sworn in as PM today

Australians have woken with a new prime minister designate this morning, following Malcolm Turnbull’s defeat of Tony Abbott in a snap party room ballot last night.

Sep14

Malcolm Turnbull wins leadership battle

POSTED ON // Monday, 14 September 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

Malcolm Turnbull wins leadership battle

A party room ballot has been held in Canberra this evening to decide the fate of the Liberal party leadership. The vote was called on by deputy prime minister Julie Bishop and saw former communications minister Malcolm Turnbull face off against the PM for the top role.

Sep14

Tony Versus Malcolm: Liberal Party ballot tonight

POSTED ON // Monday, 14 September 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

Tony Versus Malcolm: Liberal Party ballot tonight

The Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced the Liberal Party will go to a ballot tonight to decide the fate of the leadership.

Sep14

Malcolm Turnbull mounts leadership challenge

POSTED ON // Monday, 14 September 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

Malcolm Turnbull mounts leadership challenge

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has resigned from cabinet and called for a ballot for leadership of the Liberal Party.

Aug25

PM will 'wholeheartedly' accept marriage equality if Aussies vote for it

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 25 August 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

PM will 'wholeheartedly' accept marriage equality if Aussies vote for it

The Prime Minister Tony Abbott has admitted he would support same-sex marriage if the Australian people decreed it.

Aug24

PM may nix referendum on marriage equality

POSTED ON // Monday, 24 August 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

PM may nix referendum on marriage equality

Seven's national political editor, Mark Riley has suggested sources have informed him the Prime Minister Tony Abbott has conceded the best option for a people’s vote on marriage equality will be a plebiscite and is said to have pushed aside the notion of a referendum on the issue.

Aug18

Senate crossbench to introduce motion for plebiscite on marriage equality

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 18 August 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

Senate crossbench to introduce motion for plebiscite on marriage equality

Just when Tony Abbott thought he had put the notion of a plebiscite to rest for at least a couple of weeks until full cabinet meets, the issue has been raised once more with the surprise announcement by the Senate crossbench of plans to introduce a Bill for a Marriage Equality Plebiscite.