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ACT Greens capitulate to Labor on marriage equality

The ACT Greens have capitulated to ACT Labor and instead of introducing a marriage equality bill will support Labor’s civil unions Bill. This Bill accepts the discriminatory idea that marriage is...

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Canberra Greens in bed with ACT Labor on selling out marriage equality

200 people demonstrated on Saturday in Petrie Plaza in Canberra for marriage equality.   Labor in Tasmania will introduce a full marriage equality Bill by the end of the year. In South Australia Labor...

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Equal love can win if we increase the pressure even more

Both Houses of Federal Parliament in Australia have overwhelmingly rejected equal love Bills. In the House the vote was 42 in favour and 98 against. In the Senate the vote was 26 for and 41 against....

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Canberra’s election – one view from the left

The local Liberals in Canberra are cock-a-hoop. With almost 88% of the vote counted in the Australian Capital Territory Assembly elections they have 38.9% of the vote, a swing to them of 7.3% compared...

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Greens support Labor Government in the ACT

Shane Rattenbury, the Greens’ one remaining parliamentary representative in the local ACT Legislative Assembly, has decided to support a Labor Party minority government. With the Liberals and Labor...

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Canberra – the building site death and injury capital of Australia

There are no memorials for the dead and injured in the class war on building sites, except perhaps the blood stained dollars that line the pockets of the building bosses to build more dangerous sites...

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A gay marriage proposal: still waiting at the altar in Canberra

At the local elections in the Australian Capital Territory in October last year the Greens were decimated, losing 4.9% of their vote and 3 of their 4 seats.  Their conservatism in the previous 4...

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Love is in the air but the struggle for same sex marriage continues

All out for marriage equality The Australian Capital Territory’s Legislative Assembly passed its Same Sex Marriage Bill this morning. The vote in the 17 seat assembly was close – 9 for (8 Labor and...

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How about free buses, instead of light rail, for Canberra?

Back in November 2013 Shane Rattenbury, the Territory and Municipal Services Minister,  announced that  ACTION buses was going to spend $41.1 million on 77 new buses to be delivered between May 2014...

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Should the Turnbull government be worried about the swing against the...

Screenshot via abc.net.au The ACT election result should worry the Turnbull Government, since swings against parties have traditionally presaged the fall of the party federally, says John Passant in...

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