Key No Parliamentarians to abstain from same-sex marriage vote and more Zedlines

Federal member for Canning Andrew Hastie has said he is personally opposed to any change of the definition of marriage. Image source: Flickr/Nic Mc Bride

This is beside the fact that in Mr Hastie's own electorate, more than 60 percent voted Yes to change the definition of marriage.

His comments were echoed by WA Liberal MP, Rick Wilson, whose vast rural electorate of O'Connor returned the lowest Yes vote in the state at 56.2 percent.

However, both Mr Hastie and Mr Wilson have decided to abstain from voting against the change to legislation that was introduced to Parliament yesterday.

LNP to fund $5 million Western Suburbs Transport Study

Tim Nicholls’s LNP campaign has pledged to fund a $5 million study into improving access to Brisbane’s western suburbs.

LNP Moggill MP Dr Christian Rowan said thousands of western suburbs motorists experience significant delays and traffic congestion daily.

LNP Mt Ommaney MP Tarnya Smith said the $5 million Western Suburbs Transport Study would identify congestion-busting projects across the region.

Getting people out of homelessness and back into their homes

Independent candidate for Miller, Ted Starr, wants to take a step in the direction of getting people out of homelessness and back into their communities.

The Queensland property market has grown so toxic that even rent-seeking industries are developing plans for affordable living, with landlords being in cooperation with Queensland Council of Social Services.

The State Government’s job needs to be, to put in the work and take it to the streets for community consultation.

Ongoing strife for Federal Parliamentarians over Constitutional Eligibility

Australian Parliamentarians continue to be plagued by concerns over candidature eligibility under the Constitution.

Yesterday the High Court held that Liberal candidate Hollie Hughes was ineligible to replace former Nationals senator Fiona Nash.

Ms Nash’s disqualification came after being found a dual-citizen, while Ms Hughes’ is ineligible for holding a government job while under nomination.

Australian diplomat dies in NY after falling from 7th-floor balcony

Australian diplomat, Julian Simpson, has died after accidentally falling from his balcony in New York City while drinking with friends.

Investigators say he, his wife and several friends had been drinking when Mr Simpson sat on the balcony railing and accidentally lost his balance.

US media are reporting Mr Simpson was playing a "game of trust" with a friend when he fell; however, Police have not confirmed the specifics.

Zimbabwean Military arrest President

The Zimbabwean military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest.

Though military spokesperson Major General Sibusiso Moyo says that it is not a military take over of government, military vehicles have blocked the roads to parliament in Harare and soldier have taken the national broadcaster.

The 93-year-old Mugabe has held authoritarian rule in Zimbabwe since coming to power with Zimbabwe’s independence from Britain in 1980.

Since his arrest, Mugabe has spoken to South African President Jacob Zuma, assuring the President that he is “fine”.

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