Bill Shorten

Tanya Plibersek & Gay Marriage


Inner city MP Tanya Plibersek has decided to push for gay marriage in federal parliament and is backing Bill Shortens private members bill.

The ALP is suddenly all in favour of "equality" following the Irish referendum.

But it wasn't always this way.

A self proclaimed progressive, Plibersek has been in parliament since 1998, but it wasn't until two years ago that she finally supported gay marriage.

For well over a decade she refused to support the large gay population in her electorate who lobbied hard for an end to marriage discrimination.


WGAR News: Gathering of Nations: Sovereign Union Communique of 24 November 2013

Newsletter date: 26 November 2013


* Sovereign Union: Sovereign Union Communique of 24 November 2013
* Ghillar (Michael Anderson), Sovereign Union: Sovereign Union and Our Political Future
* Callum Clayton-Dixon, Tracker: Sovereignty: not a radical concept
* Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement

* Michael Mansell, The Guardian: An Indigenous female prime minister? Fairer representation would be a start
* Michael Mansell, Tasmanian Times: Mansell welcomes Bill Shorten's call for Aboriginal quotas - and suggests alternative idea