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Renewed calls for WA to update anti-discrimination laws

Renewed calls for WA to update anti-discrimination laws

Advocates for Western Australia’s LGBT community have launched a campaign to repeal the last piece of anti-homosexual legislation under State law. They are calling on the McGowan Government to close a loophole in the State’s Equal Opportunity Act which allows private schools to sack LGBTI teachers, expel LGBTI students and refuse to enrol children from […]

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Ian Thorpe urges people to return their marriage survey forms

Ian Thorpe urges people to return their marriage survey forms

Olympian Ian Thorpe has urged people to vote ‘yes’ in the marriage equality survey and get their completed forms in the mail by Friday to ensure they make it back to the Australian Bureau of Statistics in time to be counted. Thorpe said he was optimistic that the marriage survey would return a ‘yes’ result […]

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Cory Bernardi argues that marriage legislation should not be rushed in

Cory Bernardi argues that marriage legislation should not be rushed in

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has argued that any legislation to allow same sex marriage will have to be carefully considered by the parliament, and may take some time before it could actually become law. Last week Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull restated his belief that if the marriage postal survey returned a ‘yes’ vote, the […]

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Malcolm Turnbull confident marriage equality legislation won’t be delayed

Malcolm Turnbull confident marriage equality legislation won’t be delayed

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is confident that if the winning result of the marriage postal survey is ‘Yes’, a private members bill allowing for marriage equality will be passed by the parliament before Christmas. The PM restated his belief that a bill could be passed in the final two weeks of parliament sitting in 2017 […]

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Coalition for Marriage says game will target children

Coalition for Marriage says game will target children

The Coalition for Marriage have raised concern about a game being developed with funding from the Victorian government, saying it will target children and attempt to “modify their behaviours”. The Victorian government has described the project as being for all ages, but the Coalition for Marriage argues that it’s an attempt to target children. Leading […]

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Health Minister will look at legislation around “gay conversion therapy”

Health Minister will look at legislation around “gay conversion therapy”

Health Minister Roger Cook has told Triple J’s Hack program that he will review Western Australia’s laws to see if there is a need for legislation to protect people from so-called ‘gay conversion therapy’. Gay conversion therapy, or reparative therapy, is courses or counselling methodologies that claim they can alter a person’s sexuality, usually involving a desire […]

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Marriage equality would be a boost for Australian tourism

Marriage equality would be a boost for Australian tourism

Anthony Albanese, Labor’s Shadow Minister for Tourism says Australian tourism would get a huge boost if marriage equality was legalised in Australia. Albanese says wedding ceremonies, honeymoons and tourism from overseas guests would be help the Australia economy. The MP says currently Australia is losing out to neighbour New Zealand as Australian couple head overseas […]

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Tell us your story, send us a love letter

Tell us your story, send us a love letter

The opponents of marriage equality are claiming that if we have a national survey on whether or not the laws should be changed, it’s a de facto poll for a range of other unrelated issues. We know that the call for equality is simply just recognising the love between two people, and their desire the […]

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Malcolm Turnbull rejects listening to LGBT community about plebiscite

Malcolm Turnbull rejects listening to LGBT community about plebiscite

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ignored calls for him to meet with the LGBTI community before bringing in his proposed compulsory plebiscite legislation. Opposition leader Bill Shorten kicked off the first Question Time of parliament’s new session by asking the PM if he would be meeting LGBTI community members, a suggestion the PM was not […]

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Michael Sukkar says most Australians are against marriage equality

Michael Sukkar says most Australians are against marriage equality

Liberal frontbencher Michael Sukkar says the blame for any hate speech and negative consequences generated by the continuing debate over marriage equality should be directed at advocates in favour of marriage equality. “The adverse impact of having this discussion, using their logic, since February this year has been a lot worse than if it had […]

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