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PM stands by candidate who linked same-sex marriage and pedophilia

PM stands by candidate who linked same-sex marriage and pedophilia

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out removing a Liberal party candidate who previously linked same-sex marriage and pedophilia. Last week the Prime Minister chastised Labor when they resisted removing a candidate who had made a number of offensive social media posts. “The standard you walk by is the standard you accept,” the Prime Minister […]

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Kerryn Phelps targeted in new round of racist election emails

Kerryn Phelps targeted in new round of racist election emails

A new round of emails have emerged targeting the NSW electorate of Wentworth in the federal election have emerged, containing false claims about sitting independent member Dr Kerryn Phelps. The emails sighted by OUTinPerth contain misinformation about Phelps being ineligible to sit in parliament, urging voters to choose Liberal candidate Dave Sharma instead. The text […]

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Labor’s Luke Creasey resigns over offensive social media posts

Labor’s Luke Creasey resigns over offensive social media posts

Labor’s candidate for the seat of Melbourne has resigned over a series of offensive social media posts. “Today, I have called the ALP national secretary and advised that I will be withdrawing as Labor’s candidate,” Creasey said in a statement on Friday. “While I made those awful comments many years ago and they in no […]

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Amanda Stoker says Labor seek to destroy the family unit

Amanda Stoker says Labor seek to destroy the family unit

Liberal senator Amanda Stoker says the Labor party’s policies on gender and sexuality are part of a push to destroy the traditional family unit. Senator Stoker was appearing on the Sky News program Credlin which is hosted by Peta Credlin, who served as Chief of Staff to former Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Labor’s proposal includes reducing […]

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Binary’s billboard attacking Drag Queen Story Time banned

Binary’s billboard attacking Drag Queen Story Time banned

A billboard opposing Labor’s support for LGBTI people has been knocked back by the Outdoor Media Association for breaching its code of ethics. Anti-transgender group Binary had submitted the advertisement as part of its election campaign. The billboard superimposes an image of Labor leader Bill Shorten over a stock image of children and American drag […]

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Planting a policy garden: how Labor and the Greens can improve LGBTI policies

Planting a policy garden: how Labor and the Greens can improve LGBTI policies

OPINION Labor, the Greens and the Coalition have released their LGBTI policies for the 2019 election. It’s great that each party has improved on some of the commitments they made at the last election. But there’s also a problem. The first federal election after marriage equality should chart a bold way forward for the LGBTI […]

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Liberal candidate Peter Killin resigns over homophobic remarks

Liberal candidate Peter Killin resigns over homophobic remarks

Liberal candidate Peter Killin has resigned from the party following the revelation that he’d made several homophobic comments in the past. It was revealed that Killin who was running for the Melbourne seat of Wills has previously described gay people as having “dangerous” practices. The candidate was also alleged to have written online that he […]

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LGBTI advocates urge Labor to commit to ending discrimination in schools

LGBTI advocates urge Labor to commit to ending discrimination in schools

Australian LGBTI advocacy group just.equal have written to Opposition Attorney General Mark Dreyfus, asking him to detail Labor’s policy on discrimination against teachers in faith-based schools. Spokesperson for just.equal and veteran activist Rodney Croome says that while federal Labor have made it clear they support ending discrimination against LGBTI students, its commitment regarding LGBTI teachers […]

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Chinese-Australian voters urged not to vote Labor in anti-Safe Schools post

Chinese-Australian voters urged not to vote Labor in anti-Safe Schools post

A new campaign targeting the Chinese-Australian community has appeared, warning not to vote for Labor “for the sake of our children” on Chinese-language social media service WeChat. The Age have reported that the post, written primarily in Mandarin, claims that Labor will enforce the Safe Schools anti-bullying program in “all Australian primary and secondary schools […]

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Louise Stewart is up for the challenge of representing Curtin

In an office along Stirling Highway sits a series of unoccupied desks, only a few people are in the space, and there’s no signage on the outside to explain what is going on within. But within a few weeks the desks will be filled with volunteers and the space will be a hub of activity […]

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