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Abbott’s marriage breakdown is an attack on loving couples

Janet Rice 11 Aug 2015

Abbott’s marriage breakdown is an attack on loving couples

The Greens have condemned the Coalition party room’s decision to deny its members a free vote on marriage.

“What a disgraceful lack of leadership from the Prime Minister, who has shown yet again that he is out of touch with the community,” said the Greens spokesperson for marriage and LGBTIQ issues Senator Janet Rice.

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CROSS PARTY CO-OPERATION REQUIRED FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY SUCCESS

With Bill Shorten announcing that he will introduce his own marriage equality bill on Monday, and with existing bills from Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and Senator David Leyonhjelm, it is now time for all parties wanting to end discrimination in marriage to work together on a common goal.

The Australian Greens are calling for a cross party meeting to be held on Monday 1 June to discuss strategies that will ensure that marriage equality is secured for all Australians.

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

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DATES SET FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY AMENDMENT BILL TO BE DEBATED AND VOTED ON

The Greens have announced they will bring on a vote for Marriage Equality this year. The Party has set down dates in the Senate for debate to commence and a vote to be held on the Greens Senator Hanson-Young's private members bill currently before the Senate. 

Debate on the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill to commence on 18 June 2015

Vote on the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill on 12 November 2015

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