Marriage equality plebiscite to resolve Coalition’s internal disagreement – @qldaah #auspol






Opinion The federal government is asking the people of Australia to resolve an internal party disagreement over same-sex marriage by conducting a plebiscite. We know this because Queensland Coalition MP for Dawson, George Christensen, doesn’t support same-sex marriage. Only yesterday he Tweeted his joy at Labor for “scuttling the plebiscite”. With @billshortenmp & @markdreyfusQCMP scuttling plebiscite, the […]






Divorced from reality: @burgewords comments on the Coalition’s #MarriageEquality problem






The Coalition will just have to take care of itself, because the political wedge has finally hit its target. AFTER the Coalition’s narrow win, the plebiscite on Marriage Equality should be getting ready to kick off, yet the same election promise has been blamed for the major swing against Malcolm Turnbull. And the paradox has […]






It’s too late for #MarriageEquality in Australia: @burgewords #CreatingWaves






IN April 2013 Guardian Australia journalist Gay Alcorn declared the culture war was over for marriage equality and confidently asserted that after “a year or two” LGBTQI couples would bask in the same connubial rights as straight Australians. She declared the debate “interminably dull” and credited lobby group Australian Marriage Equality’s (AME) latest pitch for support – […]






An LGBT silly season Storify by @burgewords






[View the story “Faith, hope and same-sex love in two hemispheres” on Storify]






Independent candidate for Higgins Graeme Weber: @gemoo4 interview






By Georgie [email protected] 5 September 2013 Candidate Q&A I talk politics with independent candidate for Higgins Graeme Weber. Georgie: You are running as an independent pro-nuclear conservative. When people think of a conservative political candidate, the first thing that crosses their mind usually isn’t a push for nuclear power. Do you think your candidacy has […]






Tactics get tough as McGowan’s orange horde surprises Mirabella in Indi






By Wayne Jansson September 4, 2013 Reports started emerging on Saturday that sitting Liberal MP Sophie Mirabella, fighting to retain the seat of Indi, had shipped in over 20 Young Liberals from her alma mater, the University of Melbourne. .@Indigocathy says Sophie bussing in Melbourne young Libs for final #Indivotes fling Media Alert: McGowan (cont) […]






The chances of same-sex marriage in Australia: @burgewords comments






Supporters of marriage equality in Australia would have been forgiven for thinking the issue was dead in the water under the 43rd Parliament. We endured Tony Abbott’s predictable religious opposition. We winced at Julia Gillard’s incomprehensible atheist mantra against relationship freedom. We shed tears as Penny Wong assured us of a more enlightened tomorrow. Then […]






@gemoo4 in conversation with Labor’s Higgins candidate Wesa Chau






By Georgie Moore 11 July 2013 The first piece on Higgins: Costello country: Higgins by @gemoo4 This is the first of a series of Q&As, where I talk personal and party politics with the candidates for the Higgins electorate. Next, I will speak with Greens candidate James Harrison. Georgie: So Wesa, how did you get into politics? […]






Community Cabinet: Policy sounding without the press gallery fury, froth and bubble






By Kevin Rennie April 20, 2013 Source:  Labor View from Bayside There were quite a few surprises at Julia Gillard’s Community Cabinet on 17 April 2013, hosted by Norwood Secondary College in Melbourne’s eastern suburb of Ringwood. Cabinet members held one-on-one interviews before a public forum that lasted over an hour. The government school is in […]