Thousands of people gathered around the country this morning to watch the ABS chief statistician announce the results of the Australian marriage law postal survey.
There was a huge turnout with 79.5% of eligible participants returning their surveys. Of those, 61.6% voted ‘yes’, in favour of marriage equality! That is 7,817,247...
It was announced today that the New Zealand Labour Party has agreed to go into coalition government with the Greens and the rightwing, populist NZ First party.
Shortly before the New Zealand election in September, the New Zealand Labour Party replaced its previous leader with the much more popular Jacinda Ardern. This led to an outpouring of support for Labour, dubbed ‘Jacindamania’. This has been compared to the wave of support for UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and US Senator Bernie...
Australians are being asked in a plebescite held by the federal government: ‘Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?’
Liberal government and Labor opposition join forces to pass A$6.3 billion austerity measures
Time for the unions and social movements to push back