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How safe is your job if you air an opinion on same-sex marriage?

How safe is your job if you air an opinion on same-sex marriage?

What protections are in place to protect your job if you views don't align with those of your boss?...
Should you be worried if you haven't got your same-sex marriage postal survey yet?

Should you be worried if you haven't got your same-sex marriage postal survey yet?

Still waiting on your vote in the post? The ABS says it's on track to have all delivered before September 25....
Berejiklian breaks ranks with her church for 'no-brainer' Yes vote

Berejiklian breaks ranks with her church for 'no-brainer' Yes vote

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian breaks ranks with her ethnic church and declares she will be voting Yes in the same-sex marriage postal survey....
Same-sex marriage surveys 'found dumped near Melbourne units'

Same-sex marriage surveys 'found dumped near Melbourne units'

Fresh security concerns are raised over the same-sex marriage postal vote, after a Melbourne woman said she found a pile of surveys in a garden bed in the city's inner north....
I've sent back my same-sex marriage survey forms. Now what?

I've sent back my same-sex marriage survey forms. Now what?

If you've sent back your same-sex marriage form, you may be wondering what happens next. Australia hasn't done this before, so find out how it will work....
Religious protection causes rift in Coalition ahead of same-sex marriage survey

Religious protection causes rift in Coalition ahead of same-sex marriage survey

There is disagreement among Coalition opponents of same-sex marriage over whether religious freedoms caused by changing the Marriage Act should be detailed up-front....
Christine Forster calls out Tony Abbott as she campaigns for Yes vote

Christine Forster calls out Tony Abbott as she campaigns for Yes vote

Former prime minister Tony Abbott's sister Christine Forster accuses same-sex marriage opponents of fearmongering....
'We're going to stay together': Greens senator on her 'loophole' same-sex marriage

'We're going to stay together': Greens senator on her 'loophole' same-sex marriage

Greens senator Janet Rice and her wife, scientist Penny Whetton, have been legally married in Australia for 31 years....
Edie Windsor pushed the LGBT community a giant step closer to full equality

Edie Windsor pushed the LGBT community a giant step closer to full equality

Edie Windsor well understood the risks and sacrifices inherent in taking on the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act. She pressed ahead anyway, and she never wavered....
What do voters in your neighbourhood think about same-sex marriage?

What do voters in your neighbourhood think about same-sex marriage?

Polling consistently shows most voters support same-sex marriage — see how views vary across the country....
Vilification set to be outlawed during same-sex marriage survey

Vilification set to be outlawed during same-sex marriage survey

Laws to safeguard against hate speech during the same-sex marriage postal survey campaign are set to pass federal Parliament this week....
Government and Labor agree on hate speech safeguards for same-sex marriage survey

Government and Labor agree on hate speech safeguards for same-sex marriage survey

The Federal Government and Labor have agreed on new temporary laws to safeguard against hate speech during the same-sex marriage postal survey....
This is what the same-sex marriage survey form looks like

This is what the same-sex marriage survey form looks like

It is a simple question, with big implications: should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?...
'Just get out of my face': Joyce unloads on same-sex marriage campaigners

'Just get out of my face': Joyce unloads on same-sex marriage campaigners

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce opposes same-sex marriage but says that if the national survey shows a majority of Australians want to change the current laws, he will not vote...
MPs may ignore electorates with lowest support for same-sex marriage

MPs may ignore electorates with lowest support for same-sex marriage

As many as four of Australia's most traditionally-minded electorates may be ignored by their MPs in a same-sex marriage vote in Parliament....
The postal survey envelopes may not be as secure as you think

The postal survey envelopes may not be as secure as you think

Photos shared widely on social media appear to expose a trick that could reveal the responses inside same-sex marriage postal survey envelopes....
Nationals rip into Australia Post days before marriage survey forms are sent

Nationals rip into Australia Post days before marriage survey forms are sent

The National Party has expressed its total dissatisfaction with Australia Post's delivery and service standards, just days before the Government-owned business starts mailing out...
Government rejects claims the same-sex marriage survey is unconstitutional

Government rejects claims the same-sex marriage survey is unconstitutional

The Federal Government reject arguments its decision to spend $122 million on the optional same-sex marriage postal survey is unconstitutional....
US pop star Meghan Trainor angry after her face was used on Vote NO Australia page

US pop star Meghan Trainor angry after her face was used on Vote NO Australia page

Meghan Trainor lashes out after learning her image is used in an advertisement for the No campaign without her permission....
Turnbull urges Australians to say yes as thousands rally in Sydney

Turnbull urges Australians to say yes as thousands rally in Sydney

The Prime Minister calls on Australians to support same-sex marriage in the upcoming postal survey as thousands pack out Sydney's CBD to rally for change....
Political opponents unite for 'grace and kindness' in same-sex marriage ads

Political opponents unite for 'grace and kindness' in same-sex marriage ads

The Federal Government and Opposition are working together to quickly introduce new laws to protect people from vilification during the same-sex marriage campaign....
High Court's unanimous decision gives same-sex postal survey green light

High Court's unanimous decision gives same-sex postal survey green light

The High Court delivers an emphatic all-clear to the Government, with all seven judges dismissing both challenges to the same-sex marriage postal survey....
High Court's green light to same-sex marriage survey hands PM a reprieve

High Court's green light to same-sex marriage survey hands PM a reprieve

Malcolm Turnbull will be monumentally relieved by the High Court's decision to dismiss the challenge to the same-sex marriage postal survey, writes Andrew Probyn....
High Court to hand down decision on same-sex marriage survey today

High Court to hand down decision on same-sex marriage survey today

The High Court will deliver its decision this afternoon on whether a voluntary postal survey on same-sex marriage will go ahead....
These religious leaders are putting dogma aside to support same-sex marriage

These religious leaders are putting dogma aside to support same-sex marriage

If you met two priests, a rabbi and an imam, would you presume that because of their religious beliefs they would oppose same-sex marriage? Well, think again....
Emotion of same-sex marriage debate largely absent in High Court hearing

Emotion of same-sex marriage debate largely absent in High Court hearing

As both sides of the same-sex marriage debate await the High Court's decision on the postal survey, the emotion of the debate has largely been missing....
Government lawyers make case for same-sex marriage survey in High Court

Government lawyers make case for same-sex marriage survey in High Court

The Commonwealth puts forward its arguments, as the same-sex marriage postal survey is challenged in the High Court....
'Not the best of Australia': Both sides of same-sex marriage debate worry Alan Joyce

'Not the best of Australia': Both sides of same-sex marriage debate worry Alan Joyce

Qantas CEO and high-profile same-sex marriage advocate, Alan Joyce, has criticised the tone of both sides of the same-sex marriage debate....
Same-sex marriage survey funding 'not urgent, not unforeseen'

Same-sex marriage survey funding 'not urgent, not unforeseen'

The High Court begins hearing arguments against the Federal Government's planned same-sex marriage voluntary postal survey....
Same-sex marriage survey in the balance as High Court hears challenges

Same-sex marriage survey in the balance as High Court hears challenges

Who is fighting against the same-sex marriage postal survey and what arguments will they be making in the High Court today?...
The gay couple who oppose same-sex marriage

The gay couple who oppose same-sex marriage

Ben Rogers and Mark Poidevin are committed to preserving traditional marriage and say the postal survey could be a Brexit or Trump moment for Australia....
Q&A: Can we return to slow politics and outsmart our high-tech future?

Q&A: Can we return to slow politics and outsmart our high-tech future?

Melbourne Writers' Festival stars identify the challenges facing the global community right now and give their thoughts on how we might find a viable path to a more optimistic...
Anti-gay marriage campaign doc attacked

Anti-gay marriage campaign doc attacked

GAY marriage supporters are calling for a doctor’s medical licence to be revoked after she appeared in an ad for the ‘no’ campaign....
‘Not everything is about same-sex marriage’

‘Not everything is about same-sex marriage’

A NOT-FOR-PROFIT group behind a heartwarming Father’s Day ad pulled from TV for being too “political” in the lead-up to the same-sex marriage postal vote has taken its website and...
Scott Morrison: ‘I’m voting no’

Scott Morrison: ‘I’m voting no’

FEDERAL Treasurer Scott Morrison has encouraged every Australian to have their say in the postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage while revealed he will vote against it....
“It’s amazing what ends up on the cutting floor,” said Peter Helliar.

“It’s amazing what ends up on the cutting floor,” said Peter Helliar.

THE team from Channel Ten’s The Project has landed in hot water in some quarters for airing a pointed take-down of a controversial ad opposing same-sex marriage....
It’s ‘uphill’ for PM in High Court

It’s ‘uphill’ for PM in High Court

THE Government risks a High Court hiding on dual citizenship and funding the same-sex marriage postal survey, a key expert warns....
Anti same-sex marriage campaigner slammed on social media after new ad appears in local paper

Anti same-sex marriage campaigner slammed on social media after new ad appears in local paper

A PASTOR who appears in a highly criticised television advert campaigning against same-sex marriage has been torn apart on social media over another ad placed in her local...
'Vote yes' flags fly across Sydney as part of council's $100k campaign

'Vote yes' flags fly across Sydney as part of council's $100k campaign

One could be mistaken for thinking it is Mardi Gras time on Sydney's Oxford Street with the many rainbow flags lining the street, but it is actually just the beginning of the City...
Nashville Statement on sexuality rekindles gay-marriage debate

Nashville Statement on sexuality rekindles gay-marriage debate

The Nashville Statement, a theological treatise endorsing traditional marriage and condemning homosexuality and sex outside marriage, was signed by evangelical church leaders and...
Dual citizenship and gay marriage debate puts government at risk

Dual citizenship and gay marriage debate puts government at risk

THE Government risks a High Court hiding on dual citizenship and funding the same-sex marriage postal survey, a key expert warned today....
App users warned over same-sex marriage debate

App users warned over same-sex marriage debate

THE youth vote could be a deciding factor in the upcoming same-sex marriage postal survey but popular dating apps are pushing back against being drawn into the debate....
Government rejects the same-sex marriage survey is unconstitutional

Government rejects the same-sex marriage survey is unconstitutional

The Federal Government reject arguments its decision to spend $122 million in funding for the optional same-sex marriage postal survey is unconstitutional....
Coalition MPs launch ‘Yes’ campaign for gay marriage postal survey

Coalition MPs launch ‘Yes’ campaign for gay marriage postal survey

COALITION MPs are set to launch their campaign urging Australians to vote “Yes” in next month’s postal survey on same-sex marriage today....
A million people not signed up to vote could decide on same-sex marriage

A million people not signed up to vote could decide on same-sex marriage

YOU can’t fail to have noticed we’re soon to have a postal vote on same-sex marriage. But it’s the people who don’t vote who, paradoxically, could have the biggest impact on the...
'I support marriage equality': US pop star angry after being linked to No campaign

'I support marriage equality': US pop star angry after being linked to No campaign

Meghan Trainor lashes out after learning her image is used in an advertisement for the No campaign without her permission....
Chris Hemsworth’s same-sex marriage message

Chris Hemsworth’s same-sex marriage message

CHRIS Hemsworth, recently anointed as one of the world’s richest actors, has a simple yet effective message for Australia when it comes to same-sex marriage....
Australia Post orders rainbow flag be removed from country post office

Australia Post orders rainbow flag be removed from country post office

The NSW town of Cobargo becomes an unlikely same-sex marriage battleground, after Australia Post orders a rainbow flag be removed from one of its outlets....