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Bernardi denies PM has spoken to him about homophobia

Bernardi denies PM has spoken to him about homophobia

Liberal senator Cory Bernardi has denied the Prime Minister has spoken to him about homophobia despite the PM telling the ABC’s ‘Q&A’ program that they had had “firm conversations”. In his online newsletter the South Australian senator said he’d been smeared by the ABC and an audience member who asked why the PM had not […]

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Labor candidate Christian Kunde resigns but denies homophobic lecture

A Labor candidate in the federal election has stood down after a newspaper report highlighted his connection to an Islamic extremist group and alleged that he’d delivered a homophobic lecture. Christian Kunde, who also goes by the name of Abdullah Kunde, was Labor’s candidate for the seat of the NSW seat of Farrar. Kunde resigned […]

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Singer Darren Hayes calls on Malcolm Turnbull to show leadership

Singer Darren Hayes has published an open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pleading with him to cancel the marriage equality plebiscite. The Savage Garden singer argues that the $160 million set aside could be better spent on more important issues like health care. “You are about to waste 160 million hard earned Australian tax […]

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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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PM says he regrets inviting homophobic preacher to dinner

PM says he regrets inviting homophobic preacher to dinner

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has expressed his regret that he invited an Islamic preacher who has made homophobic comments to dinner last night. The PM has declared he was unaware that Sheik Shady Al-Suleiman had previously described HIV has being a divine punishment to gay people in a video filmed in 2013. Al-Suleiman dined with […]

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Peter Madden apologises for linking shooting and marriage equality

Peter Madden apologises for linking shooting and marriage equality

Family First candidate Peter Madden has apologised for linking the Orlando massacre with the prospect of marriage equality in Australia. The Tasmanian Senate candidate took to Twitter shortly after news of the Orlando shooting broke and said that although the shooting in America was abhorrent the prospect of same sex couples marrying in Australia was […]

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Where do candidates in your electorate stand on marriage equality?

Where do candidates in your electorate stand on marriage equality?

Before you head to the polling booth on July 2nd you might wonder what the different candidates in your electorate think about marriage equality? Lobby group Australian Marriage Equality have just launched a new ‘Vote 4 Equality‘ website that allows you to find out where each candidate in your area stands on the issue. Just […]

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Malcolm Turnbull not worried about plebiscite legislation

Malcolm Turnbull not worried about plebiscite legislation

Prime Minister Malcolm Turbull has told the ABC’s ‘7:30’ that he’s not worried about legislation for his proposed plebiscite not being able to make it through the the post election senate. Asked if he would consider putting the issue to a free vote on the floor of the parliament if a senate filled with crossbenchers […]

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La Trobe University suspends Roz Ward

La Trobe University suspends Roz Ward

La Trobe University has announced it has suspended Roz Ward, the co-founder of the Safe Schools Coalition over a private comment she made on Facebook about the Australian flag. New Matilda have reported that Ward was stood down with pay from her position at La Trobe University following what they described as a “News Corp […]

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Lyle Shelton compares marriage equality to the holocaust

Lyle Shelton compares marriage equality to the holocaust

Lyle Shelton from the Australian Christian Lobby has compared marriage equality and the Safe Schools Coalition to the rise of the Nazi party in 1930’s Germany and the subsequent holocaust. The ACL boss has defended his writing, arguing that it is not offensive because he does not make a direct comparison. The Christian Lobby Group’s […]

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