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Queensland Liberal Amanda Stoker likely out of parliament

Queensland Liberal Amanda Stoker likely out of parliament

It’ll be days before the final make-up if the senate is known but it looks like Liberal Senator Amanda Stoker is unlikely to secure a position. Senator Stoker, who is the Assistant Minister for Women, and the Assistant Minister to the Attorney General, was given the third spot of the Liberal ticket, and it looks […]

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Rights group Equality Tasmania welcome Labor election victory

Rights group Equality Tasmania welcome Labor election victory

Equality Tasmania has hailed the election result as a victory of fairness over discrimination. The group has welcomed increased votes for candidates who opposed the Religious Discrimination Bill and the defeat of candidates who championed transgender exclusion. Spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said many people were relieved the Morrison government had been defeated. “Many Tasmanians will breath […]

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Anthony Albanese claims victory for Labor and charts course for the future

Anthony Albanese claims victory for Labor and charts course for the future

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has claimed victory at the federal election and will become Australia’s 31st Prime Minister. In an emotional speech, flanked by his partner Jodie Haydon, and son Nathan, Albanese began and ended with refences to his working class roots and his late mother Maryanne Ellery. “My fellow Australians, it says a lot […]

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Scott Morrison concedes defeat and announces resignation as party leader

Scott Morrison concedes defeat and announces resignation as party leader

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has conceded defeat at the 2022 federal election ending nine years of Coalition governments ruling Australia. The PM said he was proud of the achievements of his government saying the country was in a better state then when the coalition came to power under Tony Abbott in 2013. As counting of […]

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Katherine Deves campaign to enter parliament fails

Katherine Deves campaign to enter parliament fails

Katherine Deves, the biological sex rights campaigner who hoped to enter the Australian parliament as the Liberal party’s candidate for the Sydney seat of Warringah, has suffered a crushing defeat to incumbent independent Zali Steggall. Political analysts have called the seat as a win to Steggall as the trend on counting showed the independent member […]

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Simon Birmingham says Zali Steggall win sends a message to the Liberals

Simon Birmingham says Zali Steggall win sends a message to the Liberals

Senior Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham has described the success of Warringah member Zali Steggall as sending an important message to the Liberal party about Australian values. As the ABC’s election expert Anthony Green called the seat in favour of Steggall, with the incumbent predicted to significantly increase her margin, Senator Birmingham conceded the Liberals had […]

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Equality Australia release their scorecard on the major parties

Equality Australia release their scorecard on the major parties

Equality Australia have released a scorecard on major parties policies as they relate to the LGBTIQA+ communities. Relasing the scorecard CEO Anna Brown said every person in Australia deserved to be treated with respect. “Every person in Australia deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, and to work, study and access services without fear […]

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Jeanene Williams shares why she’s running as an independent

Jeanene Williams shares why she’s running as an independent

Jeanene Williams is standing as an independent in the Perth seat of Hasluck. She spoke to RTRFM’s All Things Queer program earlier this week about why she had made the decision to leap into the political arena. Williams was manning a booth at a pre-polling station when she chatted to Harriet Kenny about her campaign. “What […]

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LGBTIQA+ election surveys released – see where the parties stand

LGBTIQA+ election surveys released – see where the parties stand

Just.Equal Australia has released responses to its election survey. The group canvassed a wide range of LGBTIQA+ issues. The issues were based on results of a survey Just.Equal conducted in the LGBTIQA+ community which asked respondents to identify their top priorities for this election. Long-time LGBTIQA+ human rights advocate, Rodney Croome, said the survey was […]

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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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