3rd December 2011
Australian Labor party conference defies prime minister Julia Gillard to support gay marriage 43
11:07 AM — Australia's ruling Labor party has voted to support the introduction of gay marriage although party leader and prime minister Julia Gillard is opposed to changing the law.
2nd December 2011
140,000 Australians sign equal marriage petition amid “unstoppable momentum” 22
2:17 PM — The petition was presented to Prime Minister Julia Gillard's annual party conference, which she opened saying she hoped for a "fair dinkum" event, adding: "We came here for debate".