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Bibliophile | Local journo provokes the glitterati in There’s Your Quote, Mate

There’s Your Quote, Mate by Antonino Tati Antonino Tati, owner of 11’788 CDs (which equates to a CD-a-day for 32 years), boasts an impressive career in music journalism and his latest book, There’s Your Quote, Mate is a collection of his best interviews from over the years. Through his uniquely provocative style of interview he […]

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What will the new marriage law mean for our community?

What will the new marriage law mean for our community?

  I’ve been out as lesbian since I was 18 and an advocate for many people in situations where they were not able to do so themselves. Several months ago, anticipating changes to the Marriage Act, I started to think about the necessity of having nurturing, understanding service providers who could provide for us from […]

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LGBTI advocates concerned by new Philip Ruddock appointee

LGBTI advocates concerned by new Philip Ruddock appointee

LGBTI advocates have expressed concern about the latest appointee to the religious freedom review of the recent changes to the Marriage Act, headed by former Abbott Government Attorney General Philip Ruddock. Philip Ruddock, the Howard Government minister who introduced the bill in 2004 that excluded same-sex couples from marriage in Australia, has been a controversial […]

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Photography book gets into the holiday spirit for the Freedom Centre

Richard Matias’ photography book LIBERATED is the perfect Christmas gift. The stunning project from the local photographer donates all of its profits to supporting LGBTI youth via The Freedom Centre. Matias is an expert at capturing the male form, with his work appearing in DNA Magazine, as well as being commissioned by 2Wink Australia, LOLOS […]

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December Film Reviews: Take a closer look

December Film Reviews: Take a closer look

Sometimes we see films that draw us in while viewing them, but then tarnish when thinking about them afterwards. Sometimes a film can be annoying and confusing but on contemplation reveals complex and interesting layers. Then sometimes we laugh all the way through a film, only to be grounded later on by the weight of […]

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Legally Speaking: A definition of defamation

Legally Speaking: A definition of defamation

Defamation is a wild beast. It’s hard to understand and even more difficult to explain how it works. It is the Khloe Kardashian of the legal world. Here is the black and white: for something to be defamatory a person must be able to prove that someone has published a matter, as defined in the […]

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Marriage equality bill passes House of Representatives

Marriage equality bill passes House of Representatives

Senator Dean Smith’s Marriage Bill has passed through the lower house of parliament, bringing marriage equality into Australian law. Following the ‘Yes’ result of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey the co-sponsored bill has been hotly debated for the last two weeks, but remains unchanged by amendments from conservatives and The Greens. Amendments put forward […]

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House of Representatives continue to debate marriage bill

House of Representatives continue to debate marriage bill

The House of Representatives has finished the second reading of Senator Dean Smith’s Marriage Bill and progressed to discussing a series of proposed amendments to the legislation. Three days of speeches from over 100 members of parliament came to an end this morning. Among the hundreds of speeches that have been delivered over the last […]

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Local queer poet Jesse Oliver wins Australian Poetry Slam

Local queer poet Jesse Oliver wins Australian Poetry Slam

Slam poetry is the competitive art of performance poetry. You could also say it’s the competitive art of being brave and authentic with yourself, of having the audacity to get up on a stage and allow an audience to judge your words, your poem. After all, there is certain amount courage required in revealing the […]

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