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Aus: Plebiscite Bill passes in Lower House

Thu 20 Oct 2016 In: International News View at Wayback View at NDHA

The Australian federal government’s marriage equality Plebiscite Bill has passed in the lower house and now waits to be voted on by the Senate where it is believed it will collapse. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull The Bill passed in the Australian House of Representatives 76 votes to 67, despite Labor and the Greens opposition. Today’s debate on the Bill was cut short and 20 Labor MPs were said to have been denied an opportunity to speak. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is refusing to say whether he has an election promise of a marriage equality ‘Plan B’ if the plebiscite is shot down by the Senate. The Senate will resume on November 7 and Australia will vote on February 11 if the Bill passes the last hurdle.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 20th October 2016 - 6:03pm

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