Same sex marriage vote to be blocked?
Canberra: Australia’s Federal Opposition has issued the strongest indication yet that it could block a plebiscite being held on the question of same-sex marriage. But Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he still believes Labor would support the legislation in Parliament to establish the nation-wide vote. Labor and the Greens have voiced concerns about the cost of the plebiscite, as well as the prospect of a potentially divisive public debate on the issue. In a statement, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said he was worried the Prime Minister would “stuff it up”, citing Mr Turnbull’s handling of the republic referendum in 1999. “He stuffed up the republic referendum, he stuffed up the NBN and he stuffed up Senate reforms when he promised to fix it,” Mr Shorten said. ABC