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Time for Turnbull to stand up to Abbott on Marriage Equality

Robert Simms 29 Jan 2016

The Australian Greens say it is time for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to stand up to Tony Abbott and dump the costly and divisive plebiscite on marriage equality. The Prime Minister this morning admitted he doesn't support a plebiscite and is only doing it to appease his predecessor and conservatives in the Government.

"This issue is too important to be left to the mercy of Liberal Party games," Greens Marriage Equality spokesperson Senator Robert Simms said.

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Marriage Equality and Sexuality Update - January 2016

Robert Simms 20 Jan 2016

This edition of the Marriage Equality and Sexuality Update e-newsletter covers Senator Simms' first speech, the Greens' Wedding Crashers campaign for a free vote on marriage equality, Minus18's Same-Sex and Gender Diverse Formal, access to PrEP, overturning the ban on blood donation, and more. Simply click the link below to download the PDF.

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Malcolm Turnbull - the wedding crasher?

Robert Simms 11 Nov 2015

The Greens Spokesperson on Marriage Equality this morning launched a postcard campaign calling on Prime Minister Turnbull to provide a free vote on the issue in the Parliament.

"Today we have launched a postcard campaign promoting the fact that Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull are still pushing the same policy position. We have had two leaders but the one policy," Greens Spokesperson on Marriage Equality, Senator Robert Simms said.

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Greens propose way forward on marriage equality

The Australian Greens have today joined with crossbench senators to prevent Tony Abbott from scuttling marriage equality.

"This has been a spectacular failure of leadership from Tony Abbott," said Dr Richard Di Natale, Australian Greens Leader.

"This should have already been dealt with in the Parliament and we haven't given up hope that a cross party bill could pass.

"Tony Abbott is not proposing a plebiscite to give people a choice - he's doing it to delay and ultimately attempt to defeat marriage equality.

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