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16 November 2017 11:06 AM George Takei congratulates Australia on gay marriage vote, denies sex harassment claims

Star Trek icon George Takei has used his Australian tour to congratulate the country on the outcome of the same-sex marriage survey and once again deny sexually harassing a former model in the early 1980s. The 80-year-old actor, speaking at the Melbourne Town Hall on Thursday evening, labelled the allegations a "fantastical claim". "I was completely 11

15 November 2017 11:45 PM Same-sex marriage: debate begins in Parliament

Senator Smith, a Christian, says "people voted 'no' not because they had a particular problem with gay and lesbian Australians but because they felt it was the easiest expression of their fear about the change in Australian culture towards people of religious faith". "The 'no' advocates spoke much about religious freedom but couldn't point to what freedom 18

15 November 2017 6:54 AM Commuters warned of road closures, traffic delays in Sydney CBD for marriage equality march

Commuters are facing a torrid journey home on Wednesday night, with motorists warned to avoid the Sydney CBD while a marriage equality march takes place down Oxford Street. Large crowds are expected to congregate at Taylor Square in Darlinghurst for the Result Night Street Festival for Marriage Equality before marching at 7pm along Oxford Street, College 10

14 November 2017 10:40 PM Same-sex marriage vote: results and live coverage as postal survey verdict announced

Labor senator Penny Wong says the Paterson bill is "an attempt by those who have opposed equality at every step of the way to frustrate it further". Senator Wong says the vote has been "not just about lesbian and gay couples, not just about the LGBTI community - although it is about us - it is about the sort of nation we are. And it will be a very important 29

1 November 2017 9:27 AM New York attack: Uzbekistan president offers to help US with suspect

The Uzebkistan president on Wednesday offered to help US authorities in the investigation into the truck driver suspect, who is reportedly a Uzbek national, of the fatal New York truck attack. "Uzbekistan is ready to use all forces and resources to help in the investigation of this act of terror," President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said, offering condolences 48

31 October 2017 9:24 PM Husband of Sydney woman who burned to death, arrested

THE husband of a woman who burned to death in her front lawn after being set alight has been arrested. Parwinder Kaur, 32, died in December 2013 after suffering horrific burns at a Rouse Hill house in Sydney’s Hills District. Police on Wednesday arrested the woman’s 37-year-old husband and he is now being questioned. The fire was so fierce Ms Kaur had burns 26

31 October 2017 6:08 AM John Oliver’s epic takedown of Australia’s same-sex marriage vote

British comedian John Oliver has delivered a scathing rant against Australia’s postal vote on the legislation of same-sex marriage, calling it “dispiriting and pointless” and a “weird” waste of taxpayer money. During this week’s episode of his late-night talk show Last Week Tonight, Oliver shared his opinion on the federal government’s “non-legally binding 22

31 October 2017 6:02 AM Same-sex marriage survey update: 12.3 million Aussies have voted

WITH a one week to go before same-sex marriage postal survey closes, the ABS has revealed how many Aussies have voted. The poll is in its final week, and 77 per cent of all eligible voters have now had their say, the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed today. Last Friday was the recommended final deadline for postal votes to put in the mail, but with the poll to close 29

30 October 2017 11:25 PM Same-sex marriage: John Oliver tears into Australia over 'truly toxic' postal survey

Comedian John Oliver has turned his sights on Australia, blasting the same-sex marriage survey in a monologue that saw him mock Tony Abbott and Baz Luhrmann. The host of HBO's weekly satirical news program Last Week Tonight wasted little time in introducing the "non-legally binding voluntary postal vote" to his American audience, saying existing surveys 18

30 October 2017 11:16 PM John Oliver slams Australia's 'toxic' same-sex marriage postal survey

Oliver, who is well-known for adding his satirical spin on complex social and political issues, labeled the survey "toxic" and the "weirdest waste" of taxpayers' money. He took aim at the money being spent on the Turnbull government campaign. "It is an odd thing to do because polls already exist showing around two-thirds of Australians support it [marriage 23