After a short break to ponder the horrors of the bad behaviour on all sides (most especially including some claiming to be campaigning in support of catholic values) this election brought out, I'm back...
And don't we live interesting times. There is no clear outcome from the Australian Federal election, with counting in some key seats running very close and unlikely to be finalized for some weeks.
At the moment, the most likely scenario seems to be a worst case one: a Labor minority Government with the support of a Green Independent and one or more of the independents in the Lower House and the Greens holding the balance of power in the Senate. That's worst case in my view because it could force Labor to make concessions in areas the Greens care about.
Indeed, whatever the outcome, we should be starting to argue the case now in a much more serious way on gay marriage, because it seems inevitable that there will be a serious push on this subject from the Greens in the coming Parliament.