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SSM: George Brandis backs Macklemore for NRL Grand Final entertainment amid Tony Abbott criticism - ABC Online

US rapper Macklemore has found a seemingly unlikely ally in the classically trained legal mind of Attorney-General George Brandis. Key points: Brandis' says Abbott's comments about rapper are "bizarre"; Macklemore says he is getting "a lot of tweets ...and more »

'Equality for all': Macklemore issues emotional plea during NRL grand final - The Guardian

US rapper performs Same Love after a week of controversy in Australia due to his support for marriage equality. Stephanie Convery · @gingerandhoney. Sun 1 Oct 2017 05.03 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Nov 2017 11.09 EST. Share on Facebook · Share ...and more »

Malcolm Turnbull warns Tony Abbott not to 'censor' free speech over Macklemore grand final show - ABC Online

Malcolm Turnbull has warned his predecessor Tony Abbott not to "censor" free speech, as politicians clash over rapper Macklemore's visit to Australia. Key points: Mr Turnbull said "I don't think we should go around censoring playlists"; Macklemore is ...and more »

“Equality For All”: Australia Is Loving Macklemore's NRL Grand Final Performance - Junkee

BREAKING: Macklemore just performed 'Same Love' during the pre-game entertainment for tonight's NRL Grand Final and… everything was fine! In fact, it was really nice. The performance was nice for a number of reasons. First off, it's a sweet song that ...and more »

NRL Grand Final About 4000 Seats Short Of A Sellout - Huffington Post Australia

The NRL Grand final was about 4,000 seats short of a sellout, with an official crowd of 79,722 at the 83,500-capacity ANZ Stadium. It was bad luck for NRL suits desperate to fill ANZ Stadium that the 2017 decider featured two out of Sydney teams ...and more »

Macklemore Performs 'Same Love' At NRL Grand Final, And It was Glorious, And The World Didn't End - Huffington Post Australia

Macklemore played the NRL Grand Final. Macklemore was glorious at the NRL Grand Final. And the crowd absolutely loved it. Marriage equality supporters would have loved it too, especially when he sang the song "Same Love", which he'd promised to play, ...and more »

NRL Grand Final flag ban: Security will search fans' bags and confiscate rainbow flags - Daily Telegraph

RAINBOW flags and 'yes' or 'no' slogans have been banned from tonight's rugby league Grand Final and will be seized by security officers making compulsory bag checks. Both the National Rugby League and ANZ Stadium have declared any politically ...and more »

Macklemore's 'Same Love' Is Now #1 On The iTunes Charts After Marriage Equality Furore - Huffington Post Australia

Politicians, commentators and marriage equality opponents have been losing their collective minds at the thought of American rapper Macklemore performing his pro-diversity song 'Same Love' at the NRL grand final this weekend, but if their goal was to ...and more »

The “No” Campaign Is The Real Threat To Free Speech - Junkee

Welcome to day three of The Macklemore Debacle. To get you up to speed: US rapper Macklemore is scheduled to perform four songs at the NRL Grand Final on Sunday, including his hit 'Same Love'. This has upset the No campaign, which says the NRL is ...and more »

Inside The Marriage Equality Furore With 'Same Love' Singer Mary Lambert - Junkee

Mary Lambert is so friendly and down to earth that while I am interviewing her, I almost book tickets to hear her sing 'Same Love' with Macklemore at Sunday's NRL grand final. Then Lambert tells me “I'm planning on coming back around May or June and ...and more »