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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 12:27 AM Australia, New Zealand is just better than us

NEW Zealand may be the land of the sheep, but it’s Australians who are the followers. Ever since our neighbours across the Tasman became the first country in the world to allow women the right to vote, we’ve been struggling to keep up. New Zealand has soundly beaten Australia by appointing its first woman Governor-General in 2001 — years before Quentin 15

22 September 2017 6:15 AM Sofina Nikat out on bail after pleading guilty to infanticide after killing daughter

"Why did you have to be born? Why did you have to make my life so miserable?" So said Sofina Nikat to her daughter in April last year, reflecting her frustration at caring for a demanding infant, and the desperation of her own sad life. A 38-year-old man has been charged with common assault after allegedly headbutting the former PM as he walked along 15

22 September 2017 12:54 AM Tony Abbott Speaks Out Over Headbutt Incident

Tony Abbott said he's "entirely unscathed" after being headbutted while walking the streets of Hobart yesterday. The former PM had just left The Examiner offices with senator Eric Abetz about 4:30pm, when he claims a gentleman sang out "Hey Tony!". "I turned around, he said 'I wanna shake your hand.", I saw him coming towards me, I held out my hand, he grabbed 20

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 6:31 AM Over $120,000 raised as Bernardi backlash prompts flood of donations to school's 'wear a dress' day

An outraged tweet from Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi over a primary school's fundraising drive has resulted in it raising more than $120,000 — far exceeding the school's original target of $900. Senator Bernardi took issue with Craigburn Primary School's involvement in the Do It In A Dress campaign, where students at the Adelaide foothills 19

20 September 2017 8:03 AM Canberra teen sacked for opposing same-sex marriage says young people fear being ‘bullied’ for voting no

A CANBERRA teen sacked for opposing same-sex marriage says many young people are “terrified” of speaking out. Madeline, who asked not to use her last name, was “let go” from Canberra entertainment company Capital Kids Parties over the weekend after she changed her Facebook profile image to a Coalition for Marriage filter saying “It’s OK to vote no”. Business 39

20 September 2017 7:23 AM George Christensen alerts Human Rights Commission to 'vote no' sacked worker

Government backbencher George Christensen has asked the Australian Human Rights Commission (HRC) to investigate a worker who was sacked for decorating her Facebook profile photo with an 'It's OK to vote no' filter. Madlin Sims, who runs a Canberra children's party entertainment company, told one of her contractors on Sunday she would no longer use their 36