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March 10, 2014

A far-right Catholic group is sending pamphlets to voters in the Australian state of Tasmania ahead of its state election – but the group sending them isn’t even from that state

A far-right Catholic group appears to be trying to influence the results of the Tasmanian state election – sending hand signed pamphlets to voters across that state - though the group is from a different state altogether.

The group behind the pamphlets is the Australian Traditional Families Property Bureau and has previously published publications including the anti-abortion ‘The Womb becomes a tomb: are we sacrificing to Moloch?’ and ‘Our Lady at Fátima: Prophecies of Tragedy or Hope?’

September 17, 2012

Leader Christine Milne says Labor party are trying to get gay marriage off the agenda before the next election, bill in the Senate looks unlikely to pass

The leader of the Australian Greens accused the ruling Labor party of ‘back room manipulation’ over the gay marriage parliamentary debate.

A debate on the Marriage Amendment Bill started in the Australian Senate this morning, where leader of the Australian Greens Christine Milne said the Labor party are trying ‘to get this off the agenda before the general election’.

August 28, 2012

An Australian state could vote on legalizing same-sex marriage as soon as this week, as it prepares to debate a bill on the issue

The Australian state of Tasmania is a step closer to becoming the first in the country to legalize same-sex marriage, with a bill tabled and set to be debated in its Lower House later this week

August 7, 2012

Liberal leader of the opposition in Tasmania will not allow his MPs a conscience vote on gay marriage

The leader of the opposition in the Australian state of Tasmania has announced that he will not allow his MPs a free conscience vote on gay marriage.

The announcement from Liberal leader Will Hodgman means the ruling Labor Party lead by Premier Lara Giddings will need all ten Labor MPs and the five Green MPs to pass gay marriage legislation.

August 4, 2012

The last Australian state to decriminalize homosexuality looks set to become the first to legalize same-sex marriage in a historic turn around

The Australian state of Tasmania looks set to become the first part of the country to legalize same-sex marriage after its Premier, Lara Giddings, announced that her state government would pass legislation recognizing same-sex unions if the Australian federal government failed to do so.

Giddings made the commitment at the Tasmanian Labor Party’s state conference this weekend.

April 13, 2012

Greens leader Bob Brown retires after 25 years in politics

Australia’s first openly gay MP and first gay party leader, Bob Brown announced today he was retiring from politics. He will handover the leadership of the Greens party to his deputy Christine Milne and will step down from his senate seat in June.

December 6, 2011

Tasmania's Green leader, Nick McKim, believes island state should introduce gay marriage as federal law will fail.

Leader of the Green Party in Tasmania Nick McKim says a push for Australia-wide same-sex marriage laws is 'doomed to fail', so the island state should stand on its own on the issue.

The Australian Labor Party has voted to change its platform to allow gay marriage.

But many people, including McKim, believe the vote next year on the subject in the Australian Federal Parliament will fail because Labor MPs will be allowed a conscience vote.