Talk:Australian Capital Territory legalises same-sex marriage

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Expand "ACT" in the headline; international readers won't recognize the acronym. --Pi zero (talk) 20:20, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Good point. I was afraid of making the headline too long. I hope the article makes the issues clearer than the news reports do. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:18, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Review of revision 2083522 [Not ready][edit]

  • I have re-worded these parts.
  • Cutting the final paragraph would be unwise, because it is actually the most important one for Australian readers, and has not been properly reported in the mainstream media. The first sentence is covered by the fourth source, which details the legislation and who introduced it. The third and fourth sentences are in the fifth source (p. 28 and pp. 42-43) The third sentence is pretty well known, but I have added an eighth source which talks about the Liberals not commanding a majority in the Senate.

Hawkeye7 (talk) 07:54, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, it did seem the final paragraph didn't want to come out. Thanks for the where-to-find on the last paragraph; I hope to take another shot at it now, and we'll see if I can find my way through it. --Pi zero (talk) 14:03, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Review of revision 2084994 [Passed][edit]

  • Thanks for your review. I've never written a Wikinews article of this sort before. Next time I will post supplementary information on the collaboration page so the reviewer can find the sources quickly. I am perhaps overly-familiar with the inner workings of the Federal government, having worked for it for over ten years. Adding the Constitution link is a splendid idea. Our constitution is a sort of contract between the states and the Federal government, and Section 51 is a long list of powers of the Federal government. Two other sections are important here: Sections 122 and 125. Next time you want to point to the value of Wikinews, you could consider this article, which has some facts right where some mainstream media organisations have got them muddled or wrong. Hawkeye7 (talk) 19:45, 23 October 2013 (UTC)