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Same-sex marriage a step closer as Australian Senate inquiry rejects discriminatory measures

A Senate inquiry into equal marriage has moved the issue a step closer as it unanimously rejected several measures to discriminate LGBT people.

Same-sex marriage will ‘destroy the whole human race’, Australian parliament told

A Sikh community leader has told the Australian Senate that marriage equality "will destroy the whole human race".

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News video: Are Drones Being Banned In Australia?

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In a bipartisan moment, senators on both sides of parliament in Australia asked for a ban on the sale of small, recreational drones until there are stricter regulations put in place. A review of the..
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News video: Historic Abortion Bill Voted Down as Pro-Choice Advocates Picket Parliament

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Crowds gathered at the New South Wales Parliament in support of a bill to decriminalise abortion and create safe access zones outside reproductive health clinics on Thursday, May 11.The bill was put..
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News video: Manus Refugee Asks Australian Parliamentarians to Close 'Inhumane' Centres

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A refugee on Manus Island posed a question to Australian parliamentarians on May 8 asking whether they would vote to close the offshore detention centres on Manus and Nauru.Amir, who said he was..
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News video: Ryan's Tax Reform Likely To Take A Backseat

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Donald Trump is set to steamroll Paul Ryan on tax reform. It is the issue the speaker has devoted his political career to achieving. Ryan won't go down quietly, however. On Wednesday the White House..
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Australian Senate gives PM milestone victory, then defeat

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull secured the passage of some cornerstone legislation on Wednesday but quickly suffered an embarrassing defeat of a government plan for a..

Australian Senate will debate equal marriage on Thursday after vote avoided

Australia's Senate will debate same-sex marriage on Thursday - but the issue will likely be prevented from coming to a vote

Australia Senate tells PM: Just pass same-sex marriage now

The Australian Senate has passed a motion calling on the PM to scrap plans for a distant 'public vote' on same-sex marriage, to act on the issue now.

Australian Electoral Commission warned over failure to enrol 1.2m voters

Report from Australian National Audit Office finds the electoral commission has still not taken action to fix a series of failings following the botched 2013 Senate elections in Western..

Australian Senate says bitcoin should be treated as a regular currency

The Australian Senate says that digital currency transactions should be treated in the same way as fiat for the purposes of taxation, overturning a ...

Australian senate passes controversial web piracy law

Copyright holders will dictate which sites service providers must block.
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Australian senate passes website-blocking anti-piracy bill


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