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13 Nov New gay marriage bill to test Liberals

Simon Benson -- The Australian -- 13 November 2017 A conservative-backed same-sex marriage bill enshrining wide-reaching shield laws for celebrants, businesses, educators, charities and parents opposed to gay marriage will be taken to the Coalition partyroom in a looming showdown over freedom of speech and religious...

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13 Nov Robust bill on freedom a marriage made in heaven

Senator Paterson – The Australian – 13 November, 2017   On the question of religious freedom and same-sex marriage, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten both put it well. On September 15, the Prime Minister said: “I just want to reassure Australians that as strongly...

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23 Oct Labor is abandoning its support for Israel

James Paterson -- J Wire -- 23 October 2017   It’s becoming abundantly clear that Labor is abandoning its support for Israel, and the few remaining pro-Israel Labor MPs appear incapable of stopping it…writes Senator James Paterson. The South Australia Labor party conference unanimously supported the unilateral recognition...

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16 Oct Forget CET, scrap subsidies first

James Paterson -- Australian Financial Review -- 16 October 2016   The fact that the cost of renewable energy is falling is a good thing. But it raises big questions about the future of energy policy. Globally, the cost of wind-powered generation has halved in the past seven...

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13 Oct Big nanny is coming for your cheap drink

James Paterson -- Daily Telegraph -- 13 October 2017   Australia’s public health industry is once again pushing a nanny state agenda that will hurt low income Australians already struggling with cost of living pressures. The latest initiative, proposed at the Global Alcohol Policy Conference in Melbourne last...

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