Australia to get cross-party same-sex marriage bill in August 2
9:22 AM — A group of MPs from various political parties are set to introduce a bill to legalise same-sex marriage in August.
30th June 2015
New Zealand MP: Tony Abbott is a acting like a dictator on same-sex marriage 8
9:36 AM — Louisa Wall, who pushed for same-sex marriage in New Zealand, said the Australian Prime Minister is "acting like a dictator".
16th June 2015
Australian MPs accused of ‘plotting’ to avoid vote on equal marriage 9
1:38 PM — A number of Australian MPs opposed to marriage equality have been accused of a "plot" to stop the issue coming to a vote.
12th June 2015
154 businesses take out joint ad in Australian newspapers calling for equal marriage 10
5:35 PM — More than 150 businesses have taken out a joint full-page ad in Australian newspapers, calling on the government to introduce same-sex marriage.
1st June 2015
Just five Government MPs turned up to see Australia’s latest same-sex marriage bill be introduced 5
11:57 AM — Just five of Australia's Coalition Government MPs turned out this morning to see a Private Members Bill to introduce same-sex marriage be brought forward.
Same-sex marriage bill introduced in Australia by opposition leader 6
9:31 AM — The leader of Australia's Labor Party has introduced a bill to legalise same-sex marriage.
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.