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The Weak in Politics on Friday 21st August 2015

The Weak in Politics on Friday 21st August 2015

Friday 21 August, 2015
This was the week when Tony scheduled the introduction of gay marriage to coincide with the next budget surplus.
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Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

‘I see China have devalued the yuan again’

‘That could make it more difficult for Clive to raise the funds for his next election campaign’

Heard in the Parliament House bar

‘So how would you sum up Tony’s attitude to marriage equality?’

‘He hasn’t got a problem with it so long as it doesn’t apply to gay marriage’

Heard at the MCG

‘What the hell happened to the Australian Ashes team?’

‘Well with two Marshes playing and another on the selection panel it got bogged down’

I want to be absolutely clear about this

Why does Tony believe that Coalition MPs shouldn’t vote with their conscience on gay marriage? Is it because he’s aware their consciences are under too much stress from having him on them, he agrees with Tanya Plibersek about a binding vote or because he’s a conscience objector?

Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

‘I see Tony’s going to the climate change conference in Paris’

‘They must have got his bookings mixed up’

Heard in the Labor Party HQ

‘Tanya has succeeded in binding the party to gay marriage from 2019’

‘I’m still hopeful she’ll agree to heterosexual marriage equality’

Heard in the Coalition party room

‘How are you getting to the fundraiser next week?’

‘I’m going on the bus with Malcolm

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