Richard Di Natale: [tactic; torture; parliamentarian; espouse; backbencher; languish;] Simple answer is Parliament should deal with it. Tony Abbott had a chance to drag the country into the twenty first century and end discrimination, to end prejudice, and he used every tactic in the book to block it, to continue to support prejudice and discrimination in marriage, to not recognise the love between two people is love, regardless of their gender or their sexuality. He stacked his party room with national MPs. He has now come up with this tortured position. It might be plebiscite. It might be a referendum. No, we just should have Parliament deal with this. We could have this done so quickly. We could have this done this week. We could have a bill before the parliament supported by majority of parliamentarians. If Tony Abbott did what he espouses and that is to respect the freedom and liberty of his own backbenchers and allow them a free vote, and he won't do it. He won't do it and it's part of the reason that he is languishing in terms of public support because he is a man stuck in the past. He belongs to another century and the sooner the Liberal party change their prime minister, I think the country will be better for it.
1. the particular method you use to achieve sth;
2. the art of moving soldiers and military equipment around during a battle or war in order to use them in the most effective way.
to give your support to a belief, policy.