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Australian Conservatives say no need for LGBTI community support

Australian Conservatives say no need for LGBTI community support

The Australian Conservatives’ Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins says the Victorian government has gone too far with its announcement that it will provide additional funding to LGBTI  support services during the period of the marriage survey. The MLC, who defected from the Democratic Labour Party to Cory Bernardi’s newly formed Australian Conservatives in June, said she was […]

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Victoria will provide $1 million to support LGBTI community

Victoria will provide $1 million to support LGBTI community

Victoria’s Andrews Labor government will provide an additional $500,000 towards supporting the mental health of LGBTIQ+ Victorians during the postal survey over marriage equality. The commitment comes on top of $500,000 that was previously announced, bringing the Victorian government’s total support to $1 million dollars. Equality Minister Martin Foley made the announcement this morning. “None […]

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Boy George suggests ‘Glitter Ball Stadium’ for Margaret Court Arena

Boy George suggests ‘Glitter Ball Stadium’ for Margaret Court Arena

Boy George has joined the chorus of disapproval, speaking out about the latest comments from Perth’s based religious leader Margaret Court. Speaking to News Corp, the Culture Club singer said he found Margaret Court’s comments bizarre. “You know what, it blows my mind that anyone cares. Do you know what I mean. I tweeted the […]

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Isle of Man will introduce gay pardon law

Isle of Man will introduce gay pardon law

The Isle of Man has announced it will be moving forward with plans to pardon historical convictions for gay offences. The former Home Affairs Minister, Juan Waterson, has indicated he’s pushing for the pardon’s to be included in a new sexual offences act that will be open for public consultation before the end of the […]

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WA Labor promises to quash historic convictions for LGBTI people

WA Labor promises to quash historic convictions for LGBTI people

WA Labor leader Mark McGowan has announced that if he wins next year’s state election he’ll introduce legislation to quash historical convictions for LGBTI people convicted of crimes that would not be illegal today. Labor said WA legislation lags behind other states when it comes to correcting past discrimination against LGBTI people. Earlier this year […]

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Rainbow Rights WA call on state government to erase past LGBTI+ convictions

Rainbow Rights WA call on state government to erase past LGBTI+ convictions

Newly formed LGBTI+ rights organisation Rainbow Rights WA have penned an open letter to Premier Colin Barnett urging the government to quash historical criminal convictions and apologise to the LGBTI+ people affected by discriminatory laws. In 1990, Western Australia removed laws that criminalised homosexuality but the convictions already delivered remain today on the records of many […]

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Andrews announces new bill to support trans & non-binary Victorians

Andrews announces new bill to support trans & non-binary Victorians

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has continued to honour his party’s election commitment to support the LGBTIQ+ community, revealing a new bill that will help transgender, intersex and non-binary people obtain correct birth certificates more easily. The bill, known as the ‘Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2016’, will reform the current legislation to allow […]

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Peter Reith suggests more plebiscites needed in Australian politics

Peter Reith suggests more plebiscites needed in Australian politics

Former Howard government minister Peter Reith has suggested that Australian society would benefit from more plebiscites similar to the one proposed for marriage equality. Appearing on the SKY News program ‘The Bolt Report’ the former Howard government minister said the Australian public had matured and could now handle making their own decisions on a range […]

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Vic Premier Daniel Andrews urges PM to remove plebiscite ‘hurdle’

Vic Premier Daniel Andrews urges PM to remove plebiscite ‘hurdle’

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has written a powerful letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, urging him to avoid a costly, divisive plebiscite on marriage equality in favour of a free vote in Parliament. There has been much uncertainty surrounding the proposed plebiscite, with public support for the vote dropping since the Federal Election. Labor, The Greens […]

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Beyondblue chairman Jeff Kennett blacklists Roz Ward

Beyondblue chairman Jeff Kennett blacklists Roz Ward

Jeff Kennett, the chairman of mental health advocacy group Beyondblue, has vowed to never fund any mental health project which involve LaTrobe University staff member Roz Ward. Ward, the co-founder of the Safe Schools Coalition program, was forced to step down from her role on a Victorian government educational advisory board last week after the […]

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