LGBT activists say a national debate would legitimize bigotry.
The announcement signals a likely end to attempts to solve the aviation mystery that began March 8, 2014, when the Malaysia Airlines plane disappeared from radar en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.
The deal would've made a little-known Chinese company the largest private landowner in the world.
"A historic moment, today, as the Australian PM is caught saying the truth," writes one mocking Twitter user.
China's "pings" not being investigated for now.
Why Australia still doesn't celebrate the holiday today.
That was the first and last Australian government shutdown.
The land down under has only four weeks for its electoral campaigns yet still manages all the American-style gaffes.
Stephanie Banister calls Islam "a country" and seems to believe that Jews worship Jesus.
The island is the site of a Australian refugee-processing center that one former prime minister called an "Australian gulag."