The researchers, Andrea Carson, Shaun Ratcliff and Yannick Dufresnepoint out that the issue of same-sex marriage throws up questions about what democracy is: But the looming threat of present-day floods meant the precious discovery needed to be moved to safety. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has on Wednesday repeated his vow that a free, or conscience, vote based on private members bill should be held before the end of the year. At least 10 Government MPs chose to abstain from Thursday's final conscience vote on same-sex marriage in the House of Representatives. His frontbench colleague Scott Morrison was another high-profile member of the Government who elected to abstain. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day.
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Carson says her study indicates that same-sex marriage will happen in Australia. This is common sense. And some voted for the bill to pass despite their constituents voicing their opposition to marriage reform. Same-sex marriage signed into law by Governor-General. As a candidate for president inMr. Mr Morrison was also among those who had amendments voted down and declined to participate in the final vote, as were Mr Hawke and Mr Broad. A division recorded that 56 were in favour of his protections compared to 87 against.
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