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Bill Shorten shows leadership on marriage equality; the question now is will Tony Abbott join him at the altar?

Same-sex marriage may well prove the rebooting of Bill Shorten’s less than inspiring leadership of the Labor party, but in the meantime, and more importantly, it provides much needed political momentum in support of marriage equality in Australia. 1,311 more words

What does Ireland's gay win mean for Australia? written by Lloyd Copper

There were smiling Irish eyes -well, a lot of them at least -when Ireland voted in a referendum for the legalisation of same-sex marriage (SSM) on May 24. 405 more words

Australians Who Travel Overseas To Vote In Same Sex Marriage Referendums To Be Stripped of Dual Citizenship

The federal government has unveiled a controversial new plan that will allow Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to strip Australian dual citizens who travel overseas to participate in equal rights referenda of their Australian citizenship. 171 more words

The UnAustralian

Missing a teachable moment

As educators know, extraordinary opportunities for learning come from those often unpredictable and unscripted teachable moments.  Those moments that are not ‘text-book’ and yet provide students with valuable occasions for critical thinking, reflection and deeper learning. 228 more words

Contemporary Schooling

Nope, Nope, Nope

In recent days PM Tony Abbott has strongly reiterated his government’s dis-compassionate stance on asylum seekers and refugees. At least those coming via boat. The ‘nope, nope, nope’ comment came in response to questions about Australia accepting the Rohingya refugees who have been captive to the high seas, with up until recently no country willing to accept them. 1,226 more words

Australia to pass law to strip citizenship for suspected terrorists, even without a conviction

Australia plans to pass a law within weeks to give the government power to strip citizenship from dual nationals who are suspected terrorists even if they are not convicted of a crime, the prime minister said Tuesday. 374 more words


Gay Marriage: Shorten's Glib Stunt Warrants Disgust, Not Votes

ANYONE who thinks Bill Shorten’s decision to “pull the trigger” on gay marriage is based on principle should take a very cold shower and think again; news Shorten will exploit this issue when his leadership (and Labor’s polling) is disintegrating — with two gay marriage bills already set to be tabled — speaks of a shameless oaf obsessed by self-interest.  1,839 more words