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BALLARAT Liberal candidate John Fitzgibbon refused to state his views on same-sex marriage yesterday, despite the issue’s prominence on the political agenda.

Mr Fitzgibbon said he believed Australia was in the early stages of debate about marriage equality and that his own views were not relevant to Ballarat voters.

“It is not about what views I personally hold,” he said.

“As a potential future member for Ballarat, I am canvassing the views of the electorate and asking how they want to be represented in the parliament and in the decision-making processes.”

A Galaxy Poll commissioned by Australian Marriage Equality last year found that 64 per cent of Australians support reform.

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