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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 9:35 PM New Zealand election: Winston Peters 'kingmaker' in hung parliament as nation awaits result

The votes have been counted and New Zealanders have had their say, but the dust is far from settled as the nation eagerly awaits news on who will form government. Labour and National are in a wrestling match, over wildcard Winston Peters and his New Zealand First party which hold the balance of power. Mr Peters, 72, has been dubbed the "king or queenmaker" 12

23 September 2017 7:28 PM Name nominees for new West Basin Park to remember Canberra figures

Canberrans will get a chance to vote on the name of the city's new West Basin park, part of the ACT government's redevelopment between downtown and Lake Burley Griffin. The shortlist includes a landscaper, a convict, an architect and the founder of the Queanbeyan Age; alas, Parky McParkface did not make the cut. ACT Place Names Committee member Alen Mawer 11

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 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 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