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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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The Greens guarantee funding for PrEP

The Greens guarantee funding for PrEP

The Australian Greens announced this week that they will commit to funding the HIV prevention drug Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for high-risk groups to reduce the risk of HIV transmissions. “We have the chance to end HIV transmission in Australia. But until people at high risk get reliable access to affordable PrEP, we will continue to […]

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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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Labor pledge to appoint LGBT discrimination commissioner

Labor pledge to appoint LGBT discrimination commissioner

A Shorten Labor Government would appoint a full-time LGBTI Discrimination Commissioner to the Australian Human Rights Commission. The announcement was made this morning by Senator Penny Wong at a Rainbow Labor campaign launch in Melbourne. “The commissioner will ensure lesbians, gays, transgender and intersex Australians live in a safer, more secure and more inclusive society.” […]

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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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Catherine McGregor speaks out against Safe Schools

Catherine McGregor speaks out against Safe Schools

Catherine McGregor has spoken out about her strong opposition to the Safe Schools Coalition in a deeply personal attack on one of the program’s staff members. Writing in the Herald Sun’s Rendezvous site, McGregor labels Roz Ward from the Safe Schools Coalition a “committed Trotskyite, who believes in the overthrow of the capitalist system” and […]

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The Greens launch a raft of LGBTIQ related policies

The Australian Greens announced a raft of policies relating to the LGBTIQ community. The annoucement was made yesterday during International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia. The party said it would commit to $32 million full roll out of the Safe Schools program, removal of religious exemptions to federal anti-discrimination law and work to […]

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Shorten still supports Safe Schools Coalition

Shorten still supports Safe Schools Coalition

Labor leader Bill Shorten has restated his support for the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bulling program during a media conference in Sydney this morning. “When it comes to Safe Schools, the approach that Labor has taken is that we do support the provision of anti-bullying programs in our school system. “I know that there were a […]

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PM distances himself from Fremantle candidate Sherry Sufi

PM distances himself from Fremantle candidate Sherry Sufi

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been campaigning in Fremantle this morning but local candidate Sherry Sufi wasn’t standing behind the PM after his controversial views about marriage equality and indigenous recognition were highlighted in the media. Earlier this year Sufi told Buzzfeed News that recognising Indigenous Australians in the constitution was “a move to divide the […]

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