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Fifth Avenue Freeze-Out: Uptowners, Feeling Chill, Eye Miami Over Manhattan

Illustration by Roman Muradov. It was yet another average wintry day on the Upper East Side navigating the onyx, iced streets

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Jason "Shake" Anderson is Oakland's 'Candidate X'

Candidate X Illustration by Sean Morgan In our Jan. 1 issue, the Bay Guardian spun the tale of Candidate X, a fictional progressive mayoral candidate aiming to save San Franciscos wonderfully weird soul using people power.

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Liberal colleagues want Turnbull’s head

Malcolm Turnbull. Photo: Andrew Meares

Anger is rising within the Abbott government over Malcolm Turnbull’s advocacy for gay marriage, with the Communications Minister publicly criticised by two backbench colleagues.

South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi has urged Mr Turnbull to either resign from the frontbench or stop commenting on “fringe issues outside party policy”. And West Australian Liberal MP Dennis Jensen said Mr Turnbull’s comments on gay marriage were “unhelpful” and not befitting a cabinet minister.

Mr Turnbull frustrated some of his more conservative colleagues when he told an interviewer on Sunday that Australia was getting out of step with similar countries on gay marriage.

Illustration: Cathy Wilcox

He said Britain, Canada and parts of the US and South Africa had taken steps to allow gay marriage.

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”So people of the same sex can get married in Auckland and Wellington, Toronto and Ottawa and Vancouver, in New York and Los Angeles, Baltimore and Cape Town, but not Australia,” Mr Turnbull said.

Mr Turnbull, who declined to respond to his colleagues’ criticisms, also said he expected the Coalition to eventually allow a conscience vote a key step in getting legislation through Federal Parliament.

”It does start to look as if we’re the ones out of step,” he said. ”If a free vote is allowed, I will certainly vote in favour of a marriage equality bill.”

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Colleagues want Turnbull’s head

Malcolm Turnbull. Photo: Andrew Meares

Anger is rising within the Abbott government over Malcolm Turnbull’s advocacy for gay marriage, with the Communications Minister publicly criticised by two backbench colleagues.

South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi has urged Mr Turnbull to either resign from the frontbench or stop commenting on “fringe issues outside party policy”. And West Australian Liberal MP Dennis Jensen said Mr Turnbull’s comments on gay marriage were “unhelpful” and not befitting a cabinet minister.

Mr Turnbull frustrated some of his more conservative colleagues when he told an interviewer on Sunday that Australia was getting out of step with similar countries on gay marriage.

Illustration: Cathy Wilcox

He said Britain, Canada and parts of the US and South Africa had taken steps to allow gay marriage.

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”So people of the same sex can get married in Auckland and Wellington, Toronto and Ottawa and Vancouver, in New York and Los Angeles, Baltimore and Cape Town, but not Australia,” Mr Turnbull said.

Mr Turnbull, who declined to respond to his colleagues’ criticisms, also said he expected the Coalition to eventually allow a conscience vote a key step in getting legislation through Federal Parliament.

”It does start to look as if we’re the ones out of step,” he said. ”If a free vote is allowed, I will certainly vote in favour of a marriage equality bill.”

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Dumped senator heads special dinner guest list

Illustration: Rocco Fazzari

CORY BERNARDI’S repugnant views on gay marriage might have seen him demoted by the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, but a group of ”young conservatives” aligned with the Liberal Party appear to have no such concerns.

The South Australian senator, dumped as a parliamentary secretary for comparing same-sex marriage with bestiality, is being feted as a guest of honour at a ”young conservative” dinner tomorrow.

The dinner is being held just weeks after the controversial Sydney University Liberal Club event at which broadcaster Alan Jones made offensive comments about the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.

The speaker list, which reads like a who’s who of the Liberal hard right, includes the NSW Attorney-General, Greg Smith, the senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells and the federal member for Indi, Sophie Mirabella.

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But news of the $150-a-head event has angered Liberal members and officials as its proceeds will not benefit the party.

It is also understood that one of its organisers is Christian Ellis, a former Family First candidate who has been banned from joining the Liberals for a decade.

The dinner is due to be held at the Westella Renaissance function centre in Lidcombe. The invitation promises ”unlimited drinks” and specifies that it is not a fund-raiser and is not associated with any political party.

The declaration has caused some party members to complain to NSW Liberal head office asking why the Attorney-General and two shadow ministers are supporting an event that may divert funds from the party before the federal election.

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Don’t Resent the Rich; Fix the Tax Code (Part 3): Robert Shiller

Op-Eds Illustration by Paul Windle By Robert Shiller Wed Mar 07 00:00:31 GMT 2012 We have ample reason to believe that financial markets are quite useful. And yet our wonderful financial infrastructure has not yet brought us the harmonious society we might consider ideal

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