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Busselton man faces court over sexual assault charges involving nine men

Busselton man faces court over sexual assault charges involving nine men

A man who allegedly sexually assaulted nine men over an eight year period appeared in a Busselton Court yesterday. The West Australian has reported that Morris Leonard Deale appeared in Bunbury Magistrate’s Court to face charges that included 20 instances of indecent assault and one charge of rape. Police allege that the 35-year old indecently and […]

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Uniting Network completely rejects Mark Latham’s gender bill

Uniting Network completely rejects Mark Latham’s gender bill

The Uniting Church’s LGBTIQ+ advocacy group has put in a submission to the inquiry looking into Mark Latham’s proposed Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020.  Uniting Network NSW/ACT say they completely reject the proposed bill in its entirety saying it will increase harm to transgender and gender diverse, including increasing chances of suicidality. The […]

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Hasbro tells everyone to calm down about gender neutral Potato Heads

Hasbro tells everyone to calm down about gender neutral Potato Heads

Toy manufacturer Hasbro has clarified the future of long standing toys Mr and Mrs Potato Head after conservative commentators had conniptions over suggestions the toy line would be going gender neutral. On Thursday news quickly spread that the toy line would no longer be called Mr Potato Head, and moving forward would simply been known […]

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“When I had a Potato Head…” Cory Bernardi is upset about the “dehumanisation of Potato Heads”

“When I had a Potato Head…” Cory Bernardi is upset about the “dehumanisation of Potato Heads”

Former Liberal MP Cory Bernardi has taken up a new role as a Sky News presenter with his show Bernardi airing on the news broadcaster each Friday night. The latest episode saw the former Liberal, who defected to form his own Australian Conservatives party, share his outrage that people who were asexual and aromantic were being recognised […]

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Liberal MP Nicolle Flint announces she’s leaving politics

Liberal MP Nicolle Flint announces she’s leaving politics

South Australian Liberal MP Nicolle Flint has announced she’s quitting politics and will not stand at the next federal election. Flint declared that she would not recontest her seat of Boothby and would be bowing out of politics. During her time in parliament Flint has faced a barrage of sexist and demeaning commentary, memorably making […]

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Gender clinic chief slams trans & gender diverse reporting at News Corp

Gender clinic chief slams trans & gender diverse reporting at News Corp

The current parliamentary inquiry into media diversity in Australia has received a submission from the director of Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne’s gender service, speaking out against The Australian‘s coverage of transgender and gender diverse issues. Associate Professor Michelle Telfer has outlined her thoughts on The Australian‘s dedicated ‘Gender’ section, which launched in 2019, describing the articles as […]

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Rainbow Futures WA highlight government inaction ahead of election

Rainbow Futures WA highlight government inaction ahead of election

The state election is just weeks away, and local LGBTQIA+ advocates are working hard to make sure issues facing our community are on the agenda. Rainbow Futures WA recently put a survey to LGBTQIA+ identifying folks in our state, which identified a range of issues facing LGBTQIA+ communities that respondents felt needed urgent attention from […]

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Zak Kirkup acknowledges Liberals have no chance of winning election

Zak Kirkup acknowledges Liberals have no chance of winning election

Politicians aren’t known for honesty and straight talking, but WA Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has given a spin-free assessment of the upcoming WA election admitting there’s no chance his party can win government in the March poll. In an unprecedented move the Liberal leader has all but conceded just days after the polls opened for […]

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The Greens to host LGBTQIA+ election forum

The Greens to host LGBTQIA+ election forum

LGBTQIA+ candidates for The Greens are hosting a community forum, opening the floor to discussion on building a more inclusive WA ahead of the state election. The event will feature Greens leader and the party’s LGBTQIA+ spokesperson in parliament, Alison Xamon, and LGBTQIA+ candidates River Clarke for Cannington, Alex Wallace for Kalgoorlie and Liberty Cramer […]

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Former PM John Howard calls for schools to retain religious exemptions

Former PM John Howard calls for schools to retain religious exemptions

Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard has called on the government to retain provisions that allow schools to fire teachers who do not meet the standards of their religion. The former Liberal leader said schools should be able to hire people based on their religious beliefs in the same way that it is accepted that […]

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