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Old 7th December 2017, 06:55 PM
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@BL: We don't deserve such a tune till we sort the Being Nasty To Refugees thing out.
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Old 7th December 2017, 07:13 PM
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I just raced out and watched it on the tellly. Tears in my eyes again. Hopeless romantic me.

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Old 7th December 2017, 09:46 PM
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I just raced out and watched it on the tellly. Tears in my eyes again. Hopeless romantic me.

Same here Fie, I just have to see two people celebrating and i’m off. I actually have to avoid the celebrations otherwise i’d just be a blubbering old sop.
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@BL: We don't deserve such a tune till we sort the Being Nasty To Refugees thing out.
Not to mention our First Peoples.

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Re the tune - not pretentious, nor too grand, inclusive. That will do.

Highly appropriate on a day the theme of which is inclusiveness.

Although, in many respects, it's more aspirational than present reality, as Black and GM have pointed out.
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The conservatives on Twitter are throwing a fit over their "loss of religious freedom".

How privileged do you need to be to confuse equality with oppression?





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The poor dears. It's all been downhill since they lost the right to burn non-believers at the stake.

Hopefully they'll bitch and whine so much that opinion will go against them and they'll lose a few more 'rights'.
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Old 8th December 2017, 09:07 AM
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Word from the only Pope worth a damn:
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Old 8th December 2017, 10:38 AM
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It's been signed into law.

The first weddings can happen on the 9th January as there is a required 30 days notice.
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Old 8th December 2017, 02:30 PM
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Well, that's over and done with then, now if they could only get on with the job of actually running the country.


Contrary to popular opinion, actually not sure if it is popular opinion but I'm going with it, I don't think we should be too harsh on the four who voted no. They had principals, wrongheaded as they were, and stuck with them, there was a sizable no vote so they can indeed argue they were representing that group of Australians, and they were honest enough when it came to the crunch to tell show us exactly what they thought.


The ones who truly attract ire and disapprobation, who indeed deserve ire and disapprobation are those who didn't have the fortitude to stand for their convictions and principals, didn't have the honesty to show us where they stood, didn't have the guts to sit there and vote no. I'd rather have an honest and principled enemy than a coward on the other side, for cowardice it was. They knew they were going to lose, they knew it would attract criticism with such a small group of no voters standing against the rest of the house, and they ran away, cowards!


If any of them ever come up in election against the honest no voters who stayed and took it on the chin I know who deserves the vote, and it's not they who ran!
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