Federal Politics

James Massola

James Massola is chief political correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based at Parliament House

Liberal senator Dean Smith is preparing a private member's bill to legislate same-sex marriage

Liberal MPs' secret bid to legalise same-sex marriage

Two Liberal MPs have been secretly working on a plan to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia as soon as August, with a draft copy of the laws well advanced and consultation with advocates underway.