Malcolm Turnbull should dump the plebiscite on marriage equality and grant a free vote in the Parliament as soon as possible, following news that LNP Senator Bridget McKenzie also intends to ignore the result of the plebiscite, say the Australian Greens.
"In the last 24 hours the plebiscite has been exposed as a total sham," the Greens Marriage Equality spokesperson, Senator Robert Simms, said.
"The idea that LNP Senators would advocate spending $160 million on a national plebiscite and then ignore the result is totally absurd. It's a flagrant waste of taxpayer's money and a slap in the face to the LGBTI community who would be exposed to a divisive hate campaign for nothing.
"It's time for Malcolm Turnbull to show some leadership and end this farce by bringing on a conscience vote when Parliament resumes next week."
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