Same sex mar­riage vote to be blocked?

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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

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