Tony Abbott and sister's gay marriage row goes public

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Tony Abbott, former Prime Minister of Australia, Liberal MP for Warringah, tried on Wednesday to rally the vote against same-sex marriage in a forthcoming postal vote. He's pushing attempts to get a public vote on the matter instead of a parliamentary one. Critics call it a delaying tactic.

His sister, Christine Forster, Liberal councillor in Sydney, has been engaged to her same-sex partner Virginia Edwards for nearly four years and wants gay marriage across the country.

So when Mr Abbott told reporters why a no vote was important, Ms Forster tweeted her take on the matter, line by line. Ms Forster has sparred with her brother in public before. In 2015 while he was the prime minister, she appeared in a rap video calling for tampon taxes to be cut.

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