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One Nation candidate denies he’s homophobic and a misogynist

One Nation candidate denies he’s homophobic and a misogynist

A One Nation candidate running for election in New South Wales has allegedly been captured making comments that are disparaging of gay people and women. Channel Nine have reported that Stuart Bonds, who is a coal mine mechanic, made a comment on a video where he said, “The only thing worse than a gay person […]

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Latest GetUp campaign calls for a “parliament free of homophobes”

Latest GetUp campaign calls for a “parliament free of homophobes”

Lobby group GetUp were criticised earlier this week for launching a video that depicted former Prime Minister Tony Abbott as a surf lifesaver refusing the save people. The group has since withdrawn the ad and issued an apology, but their not backing down from targeting the former PM and his fight to keep his seat […]

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Record number of Australians enrolled to vote at federal election

Record number of Australians enrolled to vote at federal election

The largest ever percentage of Australians will be voting in the upcoming federal election with over 100,000 people enrolling to vote in the last week. A record 16,424,248 Australians are enrolled to vote in the 2019 federal election. This follows almost 100,000 additions to the roll in the week preceding the close of rolls, which […]

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Labor vows to outlaw gay conversion therapy if elected

Labor vows to outlaw gay conversion therapy if elected

Opposition leader Bill Shorten is set to announce plans to outlaw gay conversion therapy if Labor are elected to government. A media release from a trio of Labor MP’s; Mark Dreyfus, Louise Pratt and Catherine King, announced the policy. “We will work with survivors and advocates on a range of strategies to end this insidious […]

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Liberal MP Alex Hawke backs Gladys Liu’s LGBTI comments

Liberal MP Alex Hawke backs Gladys Liu’s LGBTI comments

Liberal MP Alex Hawke has backed comments made by Chisholm Gladys Liu, even though she has tried to distance herself from them. The Special Minister of State posted to Facebook he endorsement of Liu’s criticism of the Safe Schools program. His post is now being run as a paid advertisement. Hawke says the “program was […]

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison stands by candidate Gladys Liu

Prime Minister Scott Morrison stands by candidate Gladys Liu

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dismissed suggestions that Gladys Liu, the Liberal party candidate for Chisholm is homophobic. Liu had described a series of comments where she rallied against the safe schools program, argued against transgender people using the bathroom that aligns with their gender, and described the concerns of LGBTI people as “ridiculous rubbish” […]

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Audio interview released after Liberal candidate claims ‘fake’ reporting

Audio interview released after Liberal candidate claims ‘fake’ reporting

The Guardian have released audio of an interview with anti-marriage equality campaigner Gladys Liu, after she claimed she was misrepresented in a 2016 article. The publication was reporting on Liu after she was named the Liberal Party’s new candidate for the seat of Chisholm in Victoria, following Julia Banks’ move to the crossbench in the […]

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Anti-Defamation Commission condemns new wave of homophobic flyers

Anti-Defamation Commission condemns new wave of homophobic flyers

The Anti-Defamation Commission has condemned a new round of homophobic flyers that have reportedly been distributed in Adelaide during the first week of the federal election campaign. The flyers titled┬áThe Death of Reason┬áhave appeared several times over the last few years in Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra. They have previously been traced back to Adelaide street […]

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison condems Brunei’s anti-gay laws

Prime Minister Scott Morrison condems Brunei’s anti-gay laws

LGBTI human rights advocate Rodney Croome has welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s strong condemnation of new, repressive laws in Brunei, which target LGBTI people and other minorities. Responding to a letter from Croome asking him to speak out against Brunei’s laws, Prime Minister Morrison wrote, “The government’s view is clear: criminalisation of consensual same-sex relationships […]

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Just.Equal pledges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda

Just.Equal pledges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda

The national LGBTIQ lobby group, just.equal, says it will seek commitments from all main parties to priorities identified by the LGBTIQ community. Following the announcement of a federal election for May 18th, just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said the group was aware of the issues concerning LGBTI people. “In August last year we surveyed the LGBTI […]

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