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Penny Wong says we must think carefully in ‘religious freedom’ debate

Penny Wong says we must think carefully in ‘religious freedom’ debate

ABC‘s weekly panel program Q&A tackled the ongoing debate surrounding the government’s Religious Discrimination Bill and the sacking of Israel Folau last night. Panelists included Senator Penny Wong, Senate President Scott Ryan, Human rights lawyer Diana Sayed, ANU Professor Hugh White and Centre of Independent Studies’ Tony Switzer. When an audience member asked if the current […]

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Bibliophile | Adrian McKinty’s ‘The Chain’ is a don’t-put-it-down thriller

The Chain by Adrian McKinty Hachette Australia A friend of mine who lives on a main highway once told me that she was fascinated by the motor vehicle accidents that regularly occur outside her house and the ambulances that would arrive to take away the injured. The more horrifying the situation seemed, the more she […]

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‘Queer Eye’ teases a reunion ahead of Season 4 premiere next week

‘Queer Eye’ teases a reunion ahead of Season 4 premiere next week

The Fab Five are back on Netflix next week with an all-new season of makeover madness. Queer Eye‘s fourth season returns with Antoni, Jonathan, Karamo, Tan and Bobby heading back to Kansas City for another round. This season includes a special episode with Jonathan Van Ness’ former music teacher Kathi Dooley, and JVN has already […]

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Baptist leader Tim Costello: ‘Christians need to calm down’

Baptist leader Tim Costello: ‘Christians need to calm down’

Baptist minister and former Chief Advocate at World Vision Australia Tim Costello had spoken against a proposed ‘religious freedom’ bill. Now a senior fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity, Costello supports the recommendations put forward by the recent Philip Ruddock-led review, but is concerned about a wide-reaching ‘religious freedom’ bill as proposed by some […]

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Get your first look at Disney’s live-action ‘Mulan’

Get your first look at Disney’s live-action ‘Mulan’

Disney have released the first look at their next live-action remake of their animated classics – Mulan. The recreation of the 1998 favourite stars Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei as the titular character, a young woman who disguises herself as a man to join the military and bring honour to her family. The news follows the announcement […]

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Christian Porter reveals more details of Religious Discrimination Bill

Christian Porter reveals more details of Religious Discrimination Bill

Attorney General Christian Porter has revealed more information about the government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill, including a clause that would protect people of faith from “indirect” unfair treatment. Porter spoke with The Guardian after a briefing with government MPs on Friday, ahead of planned consultations with churches and other groups before bringing forward the final version […]

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Born to Sparkle works with Indigenous Elders for NAIDOC week

Born to Sparkle works with Indigenous Elders for NAIDOC week

Born to Sparkle has worked with local Indigenous Elders to create a First Nations-inspired glitter tattoo/sparkle range in time for NAIDOC week. Annually in July, NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia. NAIDOC week celebrates and acknowledges the history, culture and achievements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander First Nations people. Born to Sparkle […]

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Advocates and pastor call for consultation on Religious Discrimination Bill

Advocates and pastor call for consultation on Religious Discrimination Bill

LGBTIQ+ advocacy group Equality Australia have joined with a church pastor to call on the Morrison Government to include affected communities in consultations regarding the Government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill. “Faith-based communities who proactively embrace LGBTQ people need to be heard in this consultation. Our inclusion of LGBTQ people is part of our faith, founded […]

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Falls Festival announce early bird presale tickets for this year’s event

Falls Festival announce early bird presale tickets for this year’s event

Falls Festival are ramping up for another massive celebration of international music and the arts across the new year’s break. The festival will return to Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay and Fremantle between December 28th and January 5th. This year, Falls are releasing early bird presale tickets for the very first time, and offering a […]

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LGBTIQ+ community call for queer host on Heidi Klum’s drag reality series

LGBTIQ+ community call for queer host on Heidi Klum’s drag reality series

LGBTIQ+ drag performers and fans in Germany have launched a petition calling for a member of the LGBTIQ+ community to host the nation’s upcoming drag reality series. Last week, German broadcaster ProSeiben announced work on a new reality series Queen of Drags, to be hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum. The show, not affiliated with RuPaul’s Drag Race, would […]

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