Good morning, early birds. Islamic State loses its foothold in Syria, and Coalition conservatives hatch a plan to delay a marriage equality vote in parliament. Plus, activist group GetUp has released pictures and video from inside the Manus detention centre. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
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Letting Parliament deal with same-sex marriage itself would be a whole lot cheaper than a referendum or plebiscite.
Margot Saville went along to hear Liberal MP Warren Entsch speak at a pro-gay marriage event.