What is a conscience vote?

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What is a conscience vote?
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Clip from Behind the News  |  ABC ME  |  June 2, 2015
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It's often expected that representatives vote along party lines when it comes to voting for big issues, but what about issues that people associate with deeply held moral or religious beliefs That's where the conscience vote comes into play and it's often suggested as the best course of action for polarising issues such as samesex marriage.

It's often expected that representatives vote along party lines when it comes to voting for big issues, but what about issues that people associate with deeply held moral or religious beliefs That's where the conscience vote comes into play and it's often suggested as the best course of action for polarising issues such as samesex marriage.

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