American rapper Macklemore has landed in Sydney ahead of the NRL grand final in Sydney on Sunday. The extreme right-winged politician is responsible for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis" 5-year old gay anthem "Same Love' leaping back to no 1 in Australia.
Following a presentation at the Policy Exchange think tank in London overnight, Mr Dutton said two songs should be played at the NRL Grand Final, if USA rapper Macklemore is allowed to perform his pro-marriage equality song.
"Sport is sport!" argued former Australian Prime Minister, and vocal same-sex marriage opponent, Tony Abbott on Twitter.
"I need to figure out what that looks like, and how to do that, but that is something I am going to do".
THANKS to Tony Abbott, the NRL grand final will have an enormous global audience.
For those that have not yet completed their same-sex marriage survey, you have just a little over five weeks to do so.
However, the musician's Australian publicist said the conference had been cancelled.
During those minutes, just as Macklemore will have followed the script of his song, Tony Abbott can read a prepared statement, backing up all the claims he has made about countries which have gay marriage. "I'mma go harder!"
PM Malcolm Turnbull has backed Macklemore, describing him as a "great artist".
"Put Johnny Farhnam up there, or Daryl Braithwaite. don't bring some whoever up from overseas", she told Channel Seven's Sunrise.
"Don't use our dime and don't use our time to try and convince us of a political argument that you're putting", he said.
"That's one of his top songs, one of his hits".
There's no legal requirement for Australia to hold a national vote, nor is it a common method of legislating issues, but Turnbull chose the survey as a way to resolve the issue, pledging to pass same-sex marriage is the people vote "yes".
Equality campaign co-leader Alex Greenwich said the financial support came at the critical halfway point in the debate.
Since the controversy erupted, "Same Love" - which was released in 2013 - has moved to number one spot on the iTunes chart and its music video sits in the number two spot as of Friday at 8.55am AEST.