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24 hours and a crystal ball: LGBTQIA+ equality in our next parliament

OPINION: Brian Greig is a former WA senator and veteran LGBTIQ+ advocate I write this article one day before the election just to make a couple of points and predictions. There is only 24 hours to go, but I don’t believe we will have a clear result on Saturday night. It will take a few […]

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Tim Wilson says marriage equality was a Liberal party achievement

Tim Wilson says marriage equality was a Liberal party achievement

Tim Wilson says the passing of marriage equality in Australia was an incredible achievement of the Liberal party. The MP posted his thoughts to Twitter, where it drew a negative reaction. The member for the Victoria seat of Goldstein, who did campaign in favour of the YES vote, told followers the 2017 debate over the […]

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Rebekha Sharkie threatens legal action over ACL flyers

Rebekha Sharkie threatens legal action over ACL flyers

South Australian MP Rebekha Sharkie has threatened to take legal action against the Australian Christian Lobby over their political flyers that depict her as being against churches. The member for Mayo said the ACL has used an mage which she owns the copyright on without asking her permission. In a letter sent to the religious […]

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Labor’s commitment to supporting HIV organisations welcomed

Labor’s commitment to supporting HIV organisations welcomed

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) has welcomed new commitments from Federal Labor to end Australia’s HIV epidemic and bolster the health of LGBTIQ+ people. Labor has announced that, if elected, it will establish a bipartisan taskforce to drive the effort to end HIV transmission and also restore funding to peak organisations involved in the community-led HIV response. It […]

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PM Scott Morrison adamant that Religious Discrimination will be a priority

PM Scott Morrison adamant that Religious Discrimination will be a priority

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told reporters that he is adamant that a Religious Discrimination Bill will be passed before the government considers looking into any protections for gay and transgender students. Over the weekend the PM was repeatedly asked to give a timeline for the reintroduction of the Religious Discrimination legislation, and while the […]

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Equality Tasmania call on PM to tackle LGBTIQA+ discrimination

Equality Tasmania call on PM to tackle LGBTIQA+ discrimination

Tasmanian LGBTIQA+ advocates say Tasmania will be the biggest loser if the Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill is re-introduced and have called on the Prime Minister to show what policies he has that will reduce levels of discrimination against LGBTIQA+ people and the mental ill-health discrimination leads to. The call comes after Scott Morrison’s commitment […]

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Stoker signals no changes to Sex Discrimination Act in future agenda

Stoker signals no changes to Sex Discrimination Act in future agenda

Senator Amanda Stoker has laid out her thoughts on how the government will approach the proposed Religious Discrimination Act if reelected next week, saying it was hugely disappointing members of her own party voted against the legislation earlier this year. “It was hugely disappointing.” Senator Stoker said during an online interview with the Australian Christian […]

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Calls for Labor candidate to step down for tweeting ‘Jesus is Gay’

Calls for Labor candidate to step down for tweeting ‘Jesus is Gay’

Religious groups, and Coalition MPs, have called for a Labor candidate to be disendorsed by the party after it was revealed that she once tweeted “Jesus is Gay”. The post suggesting that the Christian figure was gay is just one of several posts allegedly authored by Mich-elle Myers that have upset conservative news outlets, Liberal […]

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PM vows to pass unamended Religious Discrimination bill

PM vows to pass unamended Religious Discrimination bill

The Prime Minister has promised religious groups that if re-elected he’ll take another run at the Religious Discrimination Bill, vowing that this time he would not allow any amendments to protect gay or transgender students. The Prime Minister has promised Religious Discrimination Bill would be passed in the last turn of government, but he pulled […]

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Katherine Deves ushered out of Liberal party function

Katherine Deves ushered out of Liberal party function

Katherine Deves, the Liberal candidate for Warringah, was ushered out of a Liberal party function on Sunday as she refused to answer questions from the media. The controversial candidate who has campaigned to prevent transgender women and girls from participating in sport said she still had the backing of her party before being whisked away […]

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