Dunno what the story will be after the election Sept. Looks like we're going to end up with a bunch of far right zealots in power and even less representative of Australian society. It's worth noting though that gay marriage goes across the political spectrum and isn't particularly a conservative or leftie issue. Tony Abbott's sister for example is lesbian, and is calling for her brother to allow his party a conscience vote in a marriage equality vote:
Opposition leader Tony Abbott’s lesbian sister has announced her desire for her brother to allow a conscience vote within the Federal coalition on marriage equality.
Speaking at a Liberal National Party (LNP) fundraiser in Brisbane, Christine Forster, a Liberal councillor for the City of Sydney, declared her wish for her brother to allow a conscience vote within the Coalition – or at least to open a debate on the issue.
When asked about a recent Roy Morgan poll indicating 79 per cent of the Australian public would be in favour of Abbott allowing a conscience vote on marriage equality, and the increasing number of conservative politicans speaking out in favour of equality, Forster said that it was time for a shift in thinking. more