Home » Archives by category » News » National
Anti-gay flyers found in Melbourne

Anti-gay flyers found in Melbourne




A new series of flyers attacking the LGBTIQ community have appeared in Melbourne. The flyers include a doctored image that juxtaposes a rainbow crosswalk and flags with images of the Nazi swastika flag. The rambling text of the flyers rallies against consumerism, the media, and society’s growing “heterophobia”. The flyers make comparisons between the propaganda […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Noosa shire council voices support for marriage equality

Noosa shire council voices support for marriage equality




The Equality Campaign has welcomed the decision by the Noosa Shire Council to support marriage equality. The Noosa Council motion called on “the Federal Parliament to treat with dignity and respect all member of the community regardless of gender or sexuality by supporting changes to the Marriage Act to achieve marriage equality for same sex couples”. The […]

Tags: , , ,

Read More

Two worthy LGBTI projects move ahead after getting funding

Two worthy LGBTI projects move ahead after getting funding




The first round of grants from giving circle group The Channel have been announced. The philanthropic organisation raises funds from its members and then awards them to projects that benefit LGBTIQ+ people. Hosted by the Gay and Lesbian Foundation of Australia, The Channel members have picked two projects from a competitive field of applicants. For […]

Tags: , , , , ,

Read More

Meet the new National President of Australian Democrats

Meet the new National President of Australian Democrats




Adelaide high school teacher and out lesbian, Elisa Resce, has been elected National President of the Australian Democrats. The 32-year-old joined the Democrats in 2013, following the party’s failed bid to return any members of parliament amid internal factional woes. The Democrats had been influential members of the Australian Senate from 1977 until losing their […]

Tags: , , , ,

Read More

Australian Christian Lobby wants a postal plebiscite

Australian Christian Lobby wants a postal plebiscite




The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has voiced its support for a postal plebiscite on marriage equality. The conservative group claims the idea put forward by Queensland’s Liberal National Party has merit. ACL Managing Director said a non-binding postal vote would allow the Turnbull government to keep their election commitment; “…the Australian people expected all Government […]

Tags: , , , , , ,

Read More

PM reportedly under pressure to adopt a postal plebiscite plan

PM reportedly under pressure to adopt a postal plebiscite plan




Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is reportedly under pressure to accept the proposal of a postal based plebiscite on marriage equality after the Queensland Liberal-National party passed a motion voicing support for the idea. The Australian has reported that the Queensland branch passed a motion supporting the idea for a non-binding, non-compulsory national vote that would be […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Read More

Researcher disputes ACL claims about Irish marriage referendum

Researcher disputes ACL claims about Irish marriage referendum




An Australian LGBTI researcher has hit back at claims by the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) that marriage equality public votes in Ireland and the US were “respectful” and “uneventful”. ACL chief Lyle Shelton, made the claims in an article published last week. In the article Shelton criticised Labor leader Bill Shorten for opposing the government plebiscite […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Read More

The Greens’ Larissa Waters quits after discovering she has dual citizenship

The Greens’ Larissa Waters quits after discovering she has dual citizenship




The Greens’ Senator Larissa Waters has announced she is quitting parliament after she discovered she holds dual citizenship and is ineligible to sit in parliament. Senator Waters was born in Canada, her Australian parents who were studying overseas and returned to Australia when she was a baby. She has not returned to Canada since she […]

Tags: , , , , ,

Read More

Pyne doesn’t think Libs will cross the floor over marriage

Pyne doesn’t think Libs will cross the floor over marriage




Liberal MP Christopher Pyne says he’s unaware of any Liberal MPs contemplating crossing the floor to bring on a vote on marriage equality in the parliament. Appearing on SKY News this morning Pyne faced a series of questions from political report Samantha Maiden over the long running marriage equality debate. Pyne, who is the manager […]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Read More

Tim Wilson on marriage equality: The country wants us to move on

Tim Wilson on marriage equality: The country wants us to move on




Liberal MP Tim Wilson says the country is over the long running marriage equality debate and wants the government to move on. Appearing on SKY News The Morning Shift Wilson said the decade long debate had faced many twists and turns but it was time for the government to allow a free vote and get […]

Tags: , , , , , ,

Read More