But on Monday, at a special party room meeting, they will thrash it out until the Turnbull Government's position for this term of parliament is either reaffirmed or turned around.
Well, that's what is expected in this fight over equality which has turned into a leadership issue and battle of wills within the various warring tribes in the governing party. They just want the bloody thing to go away. And there are people who are quite emotional about this," he said. They feel a lesser person by it. Smith has drafted a private member's bill with wide religious exemptions in a serious and generous bid to get wavering colleagues across the line.
Still rejecting more than a week of anonymous and public political threats , Entsch believes the so-called rebels are "in with a shot," but nothing is certain, despite many opinion polls in favour of same-sex marriage and a free vote in parliament. Even today, as Liberal MPs and Senators walk into parliament for the emergency meeting, Fairfax is reporting research by ReachTEL for the Australia Institute which has found voters in seven key seats think their federal representatives should just get on with it.
It depends on whether people are going to go in there and genuinely try and find a solution or whether they are just going to go in there just try and drag the process through," Entsch said. Anyway for the legal eagles and other nerds out there, here's the full bill. I have come into this with the hope that we can put this bloody thing to bed once and for all. Smith, a fervent Liberal traditionalist, adds that plebiscites are not in the true Menzian, Howard tradition of the Liberal Party of letting party members exercise their individual vote.
Dean Smith releases marriage equality bill as Liberals prepare for showdown https: We know know many young people don't enrol till the eve of an election. What are we going to do to ensure young people can participate.
What a waste of time. Supporters, including Dutton, have proposed it as a way to get around the need for legislation to fund it. Legislation failing in a hostile senate was the very thing that caused the original plebiscite proposal to fail. But, marriage equality campaigners are looking into whether a postal plebiscite also requires an appropriations bill to fund it. If it did, i t would make a postal plebiscite unconstitutional without such a bill passing both houses of parliament.
It's understood the Turnbull Government is seeking legal advice on holding a postal plebiscite. Warren Entsch suspects there would a "30 to 40 per cent participation" for a postal vote, and the extremes of both sides would be "fired up". We have 15 to 16 marriage bills in the past. Read it and tell us what you think. He's told HuffPost Australia has can't understand why this contentious issue has to be taken to the public, while the issues of abortion RU , euthanasia and capital punishment have not.
You argue about the consistency.