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Scorching Malcolm Turnbull quotes resurface as push for same-sex marriage postal plebiscite grows - The Sydney Morning Herald

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has fuelled speculation the government will bypass Parliament and commission a postal vote on same-sex marriage, refusing to rule it out on Wednesday as the idea builds momentum among colleagues. But it has been revealed ...and more »

Same-sex marriage: Liberal members opposing plebiscite warned they risk 'destroying' Coalition - ABC Online

Conservatives in the Federal Government have warned Liberal MPs trying to break the impasse on same sex marriage they risked "destroying" the Coalition, as internal divisions over the issue widen. Key points: Warren Entsch has hit out at Queensland LNP ...and more »

Free vote 'would break plebiscite promise' - The Australian

Conservative Liberal backbencher Craig Kelly has warned MPs in his party who may be considering crossing the floor on same sex marriage that they would be responsible for breaking a government election commitment to a plebiscite and the government ...and more »

'All I'm asking for is to have a bloody vote': Liberal MP Warren Entsch - The Sydney Morning Herald

The long-time Queensland Liberal MP has called out colleagues for "ratcheting up the bullshit" over a push for a free vote on same-sex marriage, without having "the balls to actually put their names to it", while daring the LNP to dis-endorse him over ...and more »

Same-sex marriage threatens to split Coalition as some MPs consider crossing the floor - ABC Online

Tasmanian Liberal senator Eric Abetz has warned it would be a very, very grave matter if his colleagues crossed the floor to change Australia's marriage laws. Key points: Some Liberal MPs considering crossing floor to force same-sex marriage debate ...and more »

Same-sex marriage: 'Profound shift' in Australian views - BBC News

Australians have considerably increased their support for same-sex marriage in the last decade, a report has found. The wide-ranging survey found that 67% of women and 59% of men want to see same-sex marriage made legal in Australia. In 2005, it was 43 ...and more »

Tony Abbott: Coalition should take same-sex marriage plebiscite to next election - The Guardian

Former PM Tony Abbott talks at the NSW Liberal Convention in July. Abbott says any change to the plebiscite should be decided by the joint Liberal-National party room. Photograph: Daniel Munoz/AAP. Tony Abbott says the Liberal party should take a ...and more »

How the same-sex marriage revolt could happen in six steps - The Sydney Morning Herald

Long talked about as a potential last resort, the conditions now appear set for a parliamentary ambush by a small group of Liberal MPs that could see same-sex marriage become law within weeks. But how would it work, and what could go wrong? Play Video ...and more »

'We didn't try hard enough': Turnbull ministers push to retry failed same-sex marriage plebiscite - The Sydney Morning Herald

Turnbull government ministers are pushing to retry the failed same-sex marriage plebiscite in a bid to quash or delay a potential backbench uprising as soon as next week. Assistant Immigration Minister Alex Hawke told Fairfax Media the plebiscite ...and more »

Same-sex marriage vote in Federal Parliament could happen within weeks - ABC Online

Federal Parliament could vote on same-sex marriage within weeks, but the issue could cause an eruption inside an already volatile Coalition. Key points: Coalition MPs concerned deadlock on same-sex marriage overshadowing Government's agenda; Liberal MP ...and more »