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Kevin Rudd's godson allegedly punched for supporting SSM

FORMER prime minister Kevin Rudd claims his godson has been punched in the face while standing up for marriage equality.

With the Turnbull Government's controversial plebiscite on the issue generating heated debate from both sides of the issue, Mr Rudd says his godson's experience highlights one of he main arguments the "yes" campaign made for not having a public vote.

Those calling for the Government to simply amend current laws rather than go through the cost and potentially damaging public vote have long argued that comments and actions from the "no" campaign had the potential to be damaging to members of the LGBTIQ community.

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Has John Arkan stood down as a Coffs councillor?

STANDING DOWN? John Arkan has listed himself as a former councillor of Coffs Harbour City Council.

Cr Arkan has listed himself as a former councillor on Facebook.

No same sex postal vote yet?

Have your say in the same sex marriage postal vote.

What to do if you didn't receive your postal vote.

Adler A110 shotgun and drugs found in police investigation

FIREARMS FOUND: An Adler A110 shotgun and paint-ball gun were allegedly found by police following a domestic violence investigation.

Police discovered a number of firearms and a quantity of drugs

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