Liberal MP booted off Sky News after just 29 seconds

A rebel gay Liberal MP was booted off a television interview after just 29 seconds when he refused to even address the issue of same-sex marriage. 

Tim Wilson, a backbencher from Melbourne, has threatened to defy Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's push for a plebiscite on changing the definition of marriage.  

However, he had nothing to say on the issue when asked by Sky News presenter Peter van Onselen about the idea of a secret ballot in the party room to sort out the Liberal Party's position.

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Liberal backbencher Tim Wilson was booted off Sky News after refusing to answer a question

Liberal backbencher Tim Wilson was booted off Sky News after refusing to answer a question

Sky News presenter Peter van Onselen wouldn't tolerate having an MP avoid the first question

Sky News presenter Peter van Onselen wouldn't tolerate having an MP avoid the first question

'Thanks, Peter. I've said everything I've had to say on this issue and I make no plans to make any other comment at this time,' he said.

'I'd rather talk about something else that actually matters to the Australian population: the economy, energy prices, what's going on with Labor's tax slug.

'You pick it. I'm happy to talk about it. I've said what I've said on this issue.'

Mr van Onselen, a former Liberal staffer who supports gay marriage, wasn't prepared to put up with that.

'Tim

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