Advocates are pleading with Malcolm Turnbull to hold a vote on marriage equality in parliament.
Telstra will stop public support of same-sex marriage after the Catholic Church threatened to boycott its services.
As an openly gay man, Phil Walcott is at home in Alice Springs’ traditionally conservative Braitling electorate for the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, for which he is standing as an independent candidate in the upcoming territory elections.
Everyone in the Senate except the kitchen sink voted against going ahead with a vote on marriage equality this week.
A new Essential Poll — which usually delivers lower levels of support than other polls — shows marriage equality support has grown to 64 per cent.
Estimates from PwC has shown that a plebiscite would not only cost hundreds of million dollars more than a parliamentary vote, but the cost of the mental health impact on LGBTI people would also be exponential.