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Senator James Paterson announces his own conservative marriage bill

Senator James Paterson announces his own conservative marriage bill

Liberal Senator James Paterson has announced he has developed his own marriage bill, which has more emphasis on religious protections than the bill put forward by colleague Senator Dean Smith. Writing in The Australian, Senator Paterson said he’d developed his marriage bill to ensure there were sufficiently robust protects for freedom of religion, freedom of speech and […]

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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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Cory Bernardi to robocall millions for opinions on marriage survey

Cory Bernardi to robocall millions for opinions on marriage survey

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has authorised a campaign that will see millions of homes automatically called to gauge opinions on marriage equality. The South Australian senator, who has been at the forefront of the NO Campaign, will survey up to a million homes across his home state and Victoria; where his party has one […]

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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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“Stop The F*gs”: Posters with anti-gay slur appear in Melbourne’s CBD

As Australia draws closer to the postal survey on marriage equality posters featuring an anti-gay slur have appeared in Melbourne. The posters, which were shared on Twitter, claim that “92% of children raised by gay parents are abused,” citing other questionable statistics about higher rates of obesity and depression from a study that used a […]

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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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New Emen8 website to help same sex attracted men get sexual health info

New Emen8 website to help same sex attracted men get sexual health info

A new national project that brings an innovative, digital approach to health promotion for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men about sexual health and well-being went live recently. Propelled by decades of experience and the power of community connection, Emen8 is a fresh and innovative digital resource for men where information […]

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Melbourne man on PrEP treatment seroconverts and becomes HIV positive

Melbourne man on PrEP treatment seroconverts and becomes HIV positive

A Melbourne man taking part in a PrEP trial has seroconverted and become HIV positive. The Victorian AIDS Council has responded to the news highlighting that there are two ways a person on PrEP treatment could become HIV positive. Firstly, if a person is not adherent to their PrEP regimen (taking the prescribed dose regularly) […]

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Victorian government announces overhaul of Safe Schools program

Victorian government announces overhaul of Safe Schools program

The Victorian government has informed LaTrobe University that it’ll be moving the Safe Schools Coalition program to the state’s Department of Education, severing the university’s contract six months early. The move comes after the Andrews government faced pressure from conservative politicians, family groups and religious lobbyists about the program and it’s controversial co-founder Roz Ward. […]

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Salvation Army change their mind about Safe Schools

Salvation Army change their mind about Safe Schools

The Salvation Army have issued a new statement revising their support for the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program. Just weeks after the organisation’s Victorian branch released a statement declaring their support for the embattled program, a new “national statement” has called on the program to be reworked. “The Salvation Army cannot unconditionally support the Safe […]

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