28th May 2015
Same-sex marriage will become legal in Australia this year, Tony Abbott’s sister predicts 7
11:53 AM — Tony Abbott's lesbian sister has predicted that the country will have same-sex marriage by the end of the year - despite her brother's opposition.
26th May 2015
Australian Labor leader to introduce same-sex marriage bill 6
11:28 AM — The leader of the Australian Labor party is set to introduce a Private Members Bill to legalise same-sex marriage.
25th May 2015
Tony Abbott’s lesbian sister is not happy about him blocking same-sex marriage 31
2:31 PM — The sister of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has hit out at him for continuing to block same-sex marriage.
5th May 2015
Australian ambassador to France offered to resign after ignoring rule on same-sex partner 12
11:47 AM — Stephen Brady was asked not to bring his partner to meet Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Anzac Day.
30th April 2015
Australian opposition leader won’t force his MPs to vote for same-sex marriage 17
4:57 PM — Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten has rejected calls from his party to force Labor MPs to support same-sex marriage.
9th February 2015
Australia: Anti-gay marriage PM Tony Abbott survives leadership challenge 13
5:01 PM — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has narrowly survived a leadership spill that could have ended his political career.
8th February 2015
Anti-gay marriage Australian PM Tony Abbott faces leadership challenge 20
7:23 PM — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott - who is a strong opponent of same-sex marriage - is facing a potential leadership challenge.
29th September 2014
Australia: Tony Abbott finally replies to 8-year-old who wrote to ask for equal marriage 13
1:13 PM — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has finally replied to an 8-year-old girl who sent him a letter every day asking him to legalise equal marriage.
12th August 2014
Australia: Campaigners mark 10 years since introduction of ban on same-sex marriage 1
12:36 PM — Campaigners in Australia are marking the 10th anniversary of the country's legal ban on same-sex marriage.
8th August 2014
Australia: 8-year-old writing to Tony Abbot every day to ask for equal marriage 4
3:25 PM — An 8-year-old girl is writing to Australian Prime Minister every day in order to ask for same-sex marriage.
5th August 2014
Watch: Australian gay couple move in with homophobic pastor 22
7:14 PM — A Melbourne gay couple have moved in with a homophobic pastor
14th July 2014
Australia: Senator calls for cross-party support of new same-sex marriage bill
11:28 AM — An Australian Senator has called for cross-party cooperation in passing a new same-sex marriage bill.
11th June 2014
11-year-old writes letter to Australian PM asking for equal marriage for his mum 32
6:51 PM — Australia’s Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has responded to a letter from a young boy pleading with him to legalise equal marriage.
15th March 2014
Video: Australian PM Tony Abbott tongue tied over gay marriage questions from high school students 40
2:23 PM — The Prime Minister of Australia earlier this week perhaps regretted his decision to talk to a group of high school students in the grounds of Parliament House.
23rd January 2014
What this 4-year-old told the Australian PM about same-sex marriage will warm your heart 11
2:08 PM — A four-year-old girl has written a letter to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, asking him to "let boys marry boys and girls marry girls."
13th December 2013
Australian Prime Minister: Gay couples who married in the ACT knew their marriages could be annulled 27
11:19 AM — Prime Minister Tony Abbott says same-sex couples who married in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) knew there was a possibility their marriages would be annulled.
23rd November 2013
Tony Abbott: It is ‘more than appropriate’ for the Governor General to back equal marriage 8
3:15 PM — Australian PM Tony Abbott has weighed in on the Governor General's remarks in favour of equal marriage to say they are "more than appropriate".
4th November 2013
December date set for High Court challenge of Australian Capital Territory’s equal marriage law 6
11:08 AM — A legal challenge against the Australian Capital Territory’s same-sex marriage law will be heard in the country’s High Court less than a week before the first weddings are due to take place.
23rd October 2013
Australian PM Tony Abbott warns gay couples against marrying in the ACT 28
12:26 PM — Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned anyone planning to marry under a new regional same-sex marriage law to wait for legal action to conclude.
22nd October 2013
Australian Capital Territory legalises equal marriage 11
9:32 AM — The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has become Australia's first state to introduce marriage rights for same-sex couples.