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24 September 2017 7:11 AM Complaints over 'Yes' campaign text messages

Australians have taken to social media to complain about text messages from the 'yes' campaign urging them to vote in the same sex marriage postal survey. The message appearing to be from 'YesEquality' read, 'The Marriage Equality Survey forms have arrived! Help make history and vote YES for a fairer Australia' and directed people to the Vote Yes website 14

23 September 2017 4:02 PM Voter backlash over Australian Marriage Equality 'Yes' texts

A SPAM text message that bombarded mobile phones across the country telling people to vote “Yes” for same-sex marriage has backfired, with outraged Aussies saying it was a violation of privacy. But last night campaign organisers defended the text, which read: “The Marriage Equality Survey forms have arrived! Help make history and vote YES for a fairer 13

23 September 2017 1:56 PM Black Opal-winner Trapeze Artist wins Golden Rose to enhance Canberra race credentials

Canberra racing boss Peter Stubbs hopes Black Opal champion Trapeze Artist's breakthrough group 1 win on Saturday will enhance the reputation of the capital's premier race. The Gerald Ryan-trained Trapeze Artist one the $1 million Golden Rose at Rosehill despite being a $41 outsider at the start of the race. The win came six months after Tim Clark guide 12

23 September 2017 11:44 AM New Zealand election: Early results show National Party leading Labour in record vote

New Zealand's ruling National Party has won the most votes in the country's general election but not by enough to form a government without help from other parties. That means New Zealanders may need to wait for days or weeks before knowing who their next leader will be as the different political parties try to negotiate with each other to form a coalition 14

23 September 2017 7:20 AM ACT Meteors and Canberra Capitals drop final pre-season matches

An inspired bowling effort from the ACT Meteors wasn't enough to claim the spoils against the Victoria Spirit in a WNCL trial match in Barooga on Saturday. Angela Reakes played a lone hand with the bat for the Meteors in the 20-run loss which marked the ACT's second loss in as many days against the Victorians. But they won't have to wait long for a chance 14

22 September 2017 7:33 PM John McCain to vote against Republican healthcare plan

REPUBLICNAS’ bid to end Obamacare is one vote away from death after John McCain said he would vote against it. “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” Sen. McCain said in a statement, referring to the bill by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. “I believe we could do better working together 13

22 September 2017 1:03 PM Can Malcolm Turnbull survive Tony Abbott the wrecker?

An MP who once spent a fair bit of time dealing with Tony Abbott and trying to work him out came to the conclusion that the former prime minister operates according to "a hierarchy of truth". Below that came other stated beliefs, all of which became increasingly flexible as the pyramid base widened. His current role as a lead figure in the No campaign 11

21 September 2017 2:53 PM Tony Abbott ‘assaulted’ by same-sex marriage campaigner

POLICE are hunting for the tattooed man who headbutted Tony Abbott over his advocacy for the gay marriage “no” vote. The former prime minister said he was the victim of “politically motivated violence” when he was confronted by a man after attending a private function in the Tasmanian capital on Thursday afternoon. “A fellow sung out to me, ‘Hey, Tony’ 30

21 September 2017 11:15 AM SSM: Tony Abbott 'headbutted' by man wearing 'Vote Yes' badge in Hobart

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has said he was attacked by a same-sex marriage campaigner in Hobart, who he said headbutted him after asking to shake his hand. Mr Abbott was in Tasmania to attend a Young Liberal cocktail party this evening when the alleged incident occurred, the ABC understands. He told Macquarie Radio he was headbutted by a campaigner 21

21 September 2017 8:28 AM Melbourne Rebels claim early home games, tough finale for Super Rugby 2018 draw

Melbourne Rebels won't face any dreaded New Zealand sides until round seven in next year's Super Rugby fixture. The draw for the 2018 season was released on Thursday with the Rebels opening the Australian conference campaign hosting Queensland Reds at AAMI Park on February 23 in the first of seven Friday night home games. This year the Rebels faced four New Zealand 19 1