The 38-year-old man Tasmanian Police have charged with headbutting former prime minister Tony Abbott has said the incident had “nothing to do with marriage equality.” On radio station 3AW on Thursday, Abbott alleged he was walking from the office of a Tasmanian newspaper to his hotel in Hobart when a man wearing a “vote yes” …

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Five mental health groups have joined forces in the campaign for marriage equality, claiming up to 3000 youth suicide attempts a year could be prevented by a “yes” vote. Mental health service providers have reported the divisive same-sex marriage postal survey campaign has led to a spike in demand for their services. The five groups …

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A group of lucky Queensland musical theatre students will be mentored by acclaimed Broadway performer Liz Callaway before she takes to the stage in Brisbane for the very first time. Liz made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along” in 1981, and has since performed in shows like “Cats” and the original …

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A Melbourne woman said she has found more than a dozen unopened same-sex marriage postal survey form envelopes dumped behind her carport in the suburb of Brunswick. Kerry Ford showed Fairfax Media the stash of 17 letters, addressed to houses in surrounding streets, that she found after she returned home from a holiday this week. …

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The AFL temporarily changed its logo at the front of its headquarters on Wednesday to read “Yes” in a show of support for marriage equality. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said it was important for the organisation to have a strong stance on the issue. “We are committed to equality and diversity and we support the …

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Hunky ‘Lord of the Rings’ actor Orlando Bloom has celebrated #WorkoutWednesday by letting us in on his goals for his “hammies and butt” in a new workout video on Instagram. Orlando is at the tail-end of a dead-lift session in the Instagram video he posted when his trainer grabs a handful of Bloom’s booty mid-workout. …

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“Yes” campaigners have crowdfunded more than $5600 to fly an enormous rainbow banner over Sydney in response to the “no” campaign’s sky-written message last weekend. “Be part of the movement to get the ‘vote yes’ message into our beautiful sky,” organiser Jay Haurat wrote on the GoFundMe page. “We will be having a huge rainbow …

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A gay Q&A audience member speaking about marriage equality has challenged a government MP’s view that a “no” vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey doesn’t equate to discrimination. Australian-born Chinese man Alexander Lau appeared on the ABC program on Monday night and told the panel: “I’m a gay Australian-born Chinese man. My mother holds …

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Ellen DeGeneres has thrown her support behind the same-sex marriage “yes” campaign in Australia. The comedian and talk show host posted an image to her social media accounts of her Australian-born wife Portia de Rossi lounging at home with their pet dogs. “I appreciate my wife every day,” she wrote. “I can’t imagine calling her …

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UPDATED A business owner has stood by her decision to sack a staff member who backed the “no” campaign in the same-sex marriage postal survey. Madlin Sims, who runs a children’s party entertainment company in Canberra, said the contractor had posted a photo to Facebook with a frame around it which said “It’s OK to …

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