Labor frontbencher Mark Dreyfus appears to have contradicted himself on whether the government should fund both sides of the proposed February 2017 same-sex marriage plebiscite.
In a 2009 report on the machinery of referendums, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, which is chaired by Dreyfus, recommended that the government fund both sides of a referendum campaign.
Dreyfus's 2009 comments are in direct contradiction to the argument he and Labor are now mounting against the plebiscite.
Alice Workman is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Canberra.
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