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Government releases findings of LGBTI aged care strategy review

Government releases findings of LGBTI aged care strategy review

The Turnbull Government have released a review of aged care for LGBTI+ Australians, following the implementation of an inclusive strategy five years ago. The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Ageing and Aged Care Strategy was designed in consultation with LGBTI+ groups and advisors to ensure “equitable access to high-quality, culturally appropriate aged care […]

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McGowan promises to look into loopholes that allow gay teachers to be fired

McGowan promises to look into loopholes that allow gay teachers to be fired

Premier Mark McGowan says he doesn’t agree with a WA school’s decision to end the employment of a gay teacher and promises his government will look into the loop holes in WA’s anti-discrimination laws that allow it to happen. On Monday OUTinPerth reported that school teacher Craig Campbell had been let go by the school […]

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Government appoints Philip Ruddock to review religious freedoms

Government appoints Philip Ruddock to review religious freedoms

The Turnbull government has appointed former Attorney General Philip Ruddock to review religious freedoms in Australia. The appointment comes as government members argue over the amount of religious protections to be incorporated into the nation’s marriage laws following the resounding ‘Yes’ response from the national marriage postal survey. The bill currently before parliament was developed […]

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Bob Katter says the focus should be on crocodiles not gay marriage

Bob Katter says the focus should be on crocodiles not gay marriage

Queensland MP Bob Katter has delivered one of the most bizzare reactions to the results of the marriage equality postal survey. Speaking to reporters last week the colourful MP said he wished gay couples who would now be able to get married happiness. “I mean, people are entitled to their sexual proclivities,” Katter said. “Let […]

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Christopher Pyne: Parliament will not resume on November 27th

Christopher Pyne: Parliament will not resume on November 27th

Christopher Pyne, the manager of government business in the house, has announced that parliament will not resume on November 27th as originally planned, but will now reconvene a week later on December 5th. Pyne says the house will sit until it has resolved the issue of same sex marriage and issues surrounding MP’s dual citizenship. […]

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Matt Canavan: Politicians against gay marriage should ignore their electorates

Matt Canavan: Politicians against gay marriage should ignore their electorates

Senator Matt Canavan says politicians who are opposed to marriage equality should stick to their convictions and oppose the laws being changed. “You’ve got to be genuine and hold to your convictions,” Senator Canavan told Sky News on Sunday. “I think this idea that you should somehow change your fundamental principles and views because the […]

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Tony Abbott says he created the pathway for marriage equality

Tony Abbott says he created the pathway for marriage equality

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has told Sydney’s radio 2GB that the massive turnout for the marriage postal survey is a vindication of his decision to take the issue to the people. “It’s a vindication of the process that was put in place by my government, and continued by the Turnbull government.” Abbott said. “I […]

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No voters launch petition calling for an audit of the result

No voters launch petition calling for an audit of the result

No voters have launched an online petition calling for a recount of the Australian Marriage Postal Survey. The petition at change.org claims that the results provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics are “unreliable and do not represent the true numbers reflected by the Australian people.” The petition says that corruption is widespread throughout government departments and […]

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Turnbull says ‘Yes’ victory is an affirmation for same sex couples

Turnbull says ‘Yes’ victory is an affirmation for same sex couples

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has reacted to the ‘Yes’ victory of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. Speaking on mix94.5 this morning, the PM was questioned about the extraordinary postal poll on the issue of marriage equality. “Democracy has a cost, and what an amazing affirmation,” the Prime Minister told hosts Clairsy, Matt & Kymba. […]

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Malcolm Turnbull disagrees with Kevin Andrews views on discrimination

Malcolm Turnbull disagrees with Kevin Andrews views on discrimination

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described former Minister Kevin Andrews comments endorsing discrimination as “extraordinary”. Following today’s decisive win by the ‘Yes’ campaign on the issue of marriage equality, Andrews told Sky News that he was in favour of introducing laws that allowed people to discriminate on the basis on sexuality and religion. Andrews told […]

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