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Family First to merge with Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives

Family First to merge with Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives




Family First will cease to exist as a political party and will merge with Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives according to widespread media reports. Family First’s two representatives in the South Australian parliament, Dennis Hood and Robert Brokenshire, will switch to being Australian Conservatives. Newly elected Family First senator Lucy Gichuhi will reportedly not be joining […]

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LGBTI people encouraged to contribute to national aged care plan

LGBTI people encouraged to contribute to national aged care plan




The federal government is reviewing the national strategies that support the aged care needs of people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) communities and people across both sectors are being encouraged to put their views. Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, said that public consultation is a […]

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NSW announces a new program will replace Safe Schools

NSW announces a new program will replace Safe Schools




The NSW government has announced it will replace the Safe Schools Coalition program with a new anti-bullying strategy. The program which aims to prevent LGBTI+ students from being bullied in school is only funded by the federal government until the middle of the year. Education Minister Rob Stokes released a statement announcing a new strategy […]

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National LGBTI Health Alliance seeks new board members

National LGBTI Health Alliance seeks new board members




Would you like to help improve the lives of LGBTI+ people across Australia? The National LGBTI Health Alliance is conducting a formal Board recruitment process and seeking energetic, enthusiastic and committed applicants. The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and […]

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Tasmanian Premier issues apology for past gay convictions

Tasmanian Premier issues apology for past gay convictions




Tasmania’s LGBTIQ community have celebrated Premier Will Hodgman today for offering an apology to those convicted under past discriminatory laws against homosexuality and cross-dressing. Premier Hodgman will issue the apology this afternoon, coinciding with a debate on a bill to overturn historical convictions. The move also comes just before the 20th anniversary of the decriminalisation […]

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Popular gay news websites ‘samesame’ and ‘Gay News Network’ disappear

Popular gay news websites ‘samesame’ and ‘Gay News Network’ disappear




Readers of popular gay news websites samesame.com.au and Gay News Network have been asking what’s happened to two of their favourite sources of information after both sites went off-line last week. When readers head to the pages, a message says the site’s accounts have been suspended. The home page for publisher Evo Media displays a similar message. The […]

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Satirist John Clarke dead at 68




Australian satirist John Clarke has died aged 68. The comedian was hiking in the Grampians National Park in Victoria when he collapsed and unexpectedly passed away. He died from natural causes. Clarke was best known for his long running collaboration with Brian Dawe where Clarke would play different politicians and public figures in an interview scenario. […]

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Sophie York raised OHS concerns about marriage equality ring

Sophie York raised OHS concerns about marriage equality ring




Sophie York, the spokesperson for The Marriage Alliance, has come up with a new reason to oppose jewelry that shows support for marriage equality. A group of Australian businesses, led by accommodation service Airbnb, have created a ring that shows support for marriage equality. It’s part of their Until We All Belong campaign. During an […]

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Marriage Alliance says Airbnb ring campaign is subliminal bullying

Marriage Alliance says Airbnb ring campaign is subliminal bullying




The Marriage Alliance says a campaign by businesses, including Airbnb and QANTAS, that uses rings as part of it’s campaign is a form of “subliminal bullying”. Speaking to Gareth Parker on 6PR this morning York said the Until We Belong campaign was causing situations where people who supported traditional views of marriage were being targeted […]

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Abetz suggests gay people can turn to “heterosexual relationships”

Abetz suggests gay people can turn to “heterosexual relationships”




Conservative Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has said he wants to see balance from the media when it comes to reporting on people in “gay relationships who then go on into heterosexual relationships.” Speaking to Sky News’ Samantha Maiden, Abetz was asked if he personally believes that “gays and lesbians can pull up their bootstraps and show a […]

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