The Tasmanian independent involved in the high court challenge says he’s hopeful of a win, and says marriage equality can happen within weeks if the Coalition allows a parliamentary vote. Follow the developments.

Good morning everyone and welcome to Tuesday in Canberra, it’s delightful to have your company.

Two big events hang over politics-as-usual today. The first is the biggest story in the world at the moment – continuing concern over potential military conflict on the Korean peninsula. The second is a local challenge for the government – the high court will this morning begin two days of hearings into the legality of the Turnbull government’s postal plebiscite.

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