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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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Fire crew responds to petrol station

FUEL SPILL: A Warwick crew has been called to a local petrol station.

A van spills fuel in Warwick

Big win for Australians

The Commonwealth Bank announced an abolition of ATM fees yesterday.

Banks follow Commonwealth's lead and drop ATM fees.

Fire crews still on scene at Southern Downs blaze

Multiple fire units are at the two fires

A fire has been monitored overnight to protect structures

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