Coalition hints marriage equality plebiscite funding could be dumped under compromise

Coalition hints marriage equality plebiscite funding could be dumped under compromise

The Guardian: World News

Education minister Simon Birmingham says the removal of $15m in public funding would be a ‘reasonable request’

It would be “reasonable” for Labor to demand the government drop public funding for the same-sex marriage plebiscite campaign in return for its support, the education minister, Simon Birmingham, has said.

The 11th-hour proposal comes as Labor’s shadow cabinet considers the plebiscite on Monday evening and it goes to caucus on Tuesday, a process expected to lock in Labor’s opposition to the non-binding vote.

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