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Labor confirms funding for the Safe Schools Coalition

Labor confirms funding for the Safe Schools Coalition




Labor had confirmed it’s ongoing support for funding the Safe Schools Coalition program. While Labor had previously said it would continue to support the program, the just released costings show a Shorten Labor government would continue to fund the program at $2 million a year through to 2020. Previously the Labor party had only guaranteed […]

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Howard: laws must protect those tangentially affected by marriage equality

Howard: laws must protect those tangentially affected by marriage equality




Former Prime Minister John Howard has made a series of comments about the potability of marriage equality being introduced into Australia and has said religious freedom needs to be protected. Speaking to The Guardian the former Liberal leader said there must be protections for people who are affected in a tangential way. “I do think […]

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Scott Morrison says he faces similar hatred and bigotry as LGBTI people

Scott Morrison says he faces similar hatred and bigotry as LGBTI people




Treasurer Scott Morrison has told ABC radio that he and people who oppose marriage equality face a similar level of hate speech and bigotry as the LGBTI community. Responding to concerns raised yesterday by Labor Senator Penny Wong regarding the level of hate speech that might arise in the lead up to a plebiscite the […]

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Gay politician’s campaign posters defaced




Jason Ball, The Greens candidate for the seat of Higgins in Victoria, has responded to a homophobic slur appearing on his campaign posters. The mental health advocate, who was the first Aussie Rules player to share that he was gay, posted a message to his Facebook account. “I post this picture not to give the […]

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Tasmanian Premier hints at watering down of anti-discrimination laws




Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman has indicated that his government will consider making changes to the state’s anti-discrimination laws ahead of the federal government’s proposed marriage plebiscite. Speaking at a budget estimates hearing on Monday the Premier said he was considering changing the state’s laws. “We want people on both sides of the debate to have […]

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Prime Minister expects plebiscite to be held this year

Prime Minister expects plebiscite to be held this year




The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told reporters in Sydney that he expects the marriage plebiscite will be held before the end of 2016. “We will hold it as soon as possible after the election. Given that the election is on July 2nd, we do have ample time between then and the end of the […]

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Is James Mathison taking on Tony Abbott?

Is James Mathison taking on Tony Abbott?




Television personality James Mathison looks ready to make a run for federal politics. Mathison has indicated that he’ll run as an independent for the seat of Warringah, hoping to knock out former Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Mathison told MTV that he’s entering the race to rock the boat arguing that the longstanding Liberal member is […]

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Dumped Liberal candidate Sherry Sufi isn’t going quietly

Dumped Liberal candidate Sherry Sufi isn’t going quietly




Sherry Sufi, the Liberal candidate who was dumped as the party’s candidate for the division of Fremantle at the upcoming federal election is not happy that “cowards” highlighted his past comments on marriage equality and indigenous recognition. The 33 year old former Liberal party staffer stood down as a candidate after news of a controversial […]

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Sherry Sufi quits as Liberal candidate for Fremantle

Sherry Sufi quits as Liberal candidate for Fremantle




  Sherry Sufi, Liberal candidate for the division of Fremantle, has announced he’s quitting. At the start of the week the head of the WA Liberals policy making group was snubbed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The PM made a major announcement in Fremantle but the local candidate was nowhere to be seen after his […]

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Candlelight vigil highlights education as the key to fighting HIV stigma

Candlelight vigil highlights education as the key to fighting HIV stigma




Liberal Senator Dean Smith spoke at Perth’s annual candlelight vigil to remember those people who lost their lives due to HIV/AIDS. Senator Smith said the event was a time to remember and celebrate those we had loved and lost, and those who live with the virus. “For all the progress that has been made in Australia […]

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