Guardian Australia’s political editor, Katharine Murphy, discusses the profound result of the postal survey with Labor senator Penny Wong and Liberal senators Dean Smith and James Paterson – three parliamentary players set to shape the law that will bring about marriage equality
The group of parliamentarians who have worked tirelessly to force same-sex marriage on to the political agenda are now elated, exhausted and nervous. While the socially progressive forces in the federal parliament, across the main parties and the crossbench, appear to have the numbers to get gay marriage legalised without major diversions if everyone holds their nerve, the struggle to get this far has been protracted and arduous. You can understand the nervousness.
Labor has changed its tune on an inquiry into the hacking of the defence industry minister’s personal Twitter account, with the Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese declaring the issue is now over. On Thursday the opposition leader, Bill Shorten, supported “some investigation” into the hacking of Christopher Pyne’s Twitter account, but this position was contradicted on Friday morning byAlbanese.
@RolandJamez You realise a compulsory attendance plebiscite doesn't happen without, 1. Someone proposing it, and 2. Legislation setting it up? The plebiscite was a delaying tactic. The postal survey was a delay & then manage tactic.
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