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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.

Topics:  editors picks kevin rudd one punch same-sex marriage ssm violence

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Post cyclone parking an issue at Shute Harbour

The 'free parking' sign uploaded to Facebook by Shane Henshall.

Post cyclone parking an issue at Shute Harbour.

Festival promoter calls for an end to online malice

CALL FOR CALM: Musician Kieran McCarthy with manager of Heart Hotel Jeff Aquilina, Gavin Butlin and the Airlie Beach Hotels Mark Bell are calling for calm in relation to noise levels in Airlie Beach.

Festival promoter calls for an end to online malice.

Schoolies flock to Airlie Beach

Anyssia Shaw, Rose Melville, Emily Abela and Mollie Pillidge enjoy day two of schoolies week at Airlie Beach.

Emily Abela will "definitely be coming back” to the Whitsundays.

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