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A 'poor' start to Anti-Poverty Week

Monday 17 October 2016

St Vincent de Paul Society
The St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria is seeking to raise awareness of the many, varied experiences of poverty in regional Victoria and the importance of a coordinated community response to this issue, to mark the beginning of Anti-Poverty Week, which runs from 16-22 October.

Fr Frank Brennan: Same-sex marriage plebiscite the only choice left

Friday 14 October 2016

The Australian

My preferred position has always been that all members of parliament be given a free conscience vote on any bill amending the Marriage Act to include same-sex marriage. At the June 2015 conference, the Labor Party decided to maintain a free conscience vote during the life of the previous 44th parliament and during the life of this 45th parliament. But it then decided that in the next 46th parliament, Labor members would be bound to vote in favour of same-sex marriage.

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