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Time for the Prime Minister to listen to the people



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Media release

31/1/16

Time for the Prime Minister to listen to the people

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should listen to his electorate and the broader community and grant a free vote on marriage equality in the Parliament this week, the Australian Greens say, after a new poll shows a plebiscite is supported by only 9.6 % of voters in Wentworth.

"The spectacle of LNP members tying themselves in knots over the last week has really exposed the plebiscite as an expensive and divisive sham," Australian Greens marriage equality spokesperson Senator Robert Simms said.

"The Prime Minister doesn't believe in a plebiscite and neither do his electors.

"It's time for him to listen to the people, dump the plebiscite and make marriage equality a reality by granting a free vote in Parliament."

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