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Senate blocks calls for an inquiry into transgender healthcare

Senate blocks calls for an inquiry into transgender healthcare

The topic of healthcare for people who are transgender returned to the Australian parliament this week with One Nation pushing for a parliamentary inquiry into the treatment methodologies used by doctors. One Nation leader Pauline Hanson began discussing the issue making a Private Member’s Statement early on Wednesday afternoon, highlighting recently released figures showing the […]

Advocates welcome birth certificate law reform in Queensland

Advocates welcome birth certificate law reform in Queensland

Queensland’s Palaszczuk Labor Government has moved a step closer to removing barriers for trans and gender diverse Australians seeking to have their gender legally affirmed. Queensland Attorney General Shannon Fentiman (pictured) introduced a Bill to state parliament earlier today, which would allow Queenslanders to update with birth certificate without the need for medical intervention. Attorney-General and […]

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AAP FactCheck dispel ‘criminalise parents’ claim from ACL in Tasmania

AAP FactCheck dispel ‘criminalise parents’ claim from ACL in Tasmania

AAP FactCheck has branded claims from the Australian Christian Lobby concerning the rights of parents in Tasmania as false. AAP FactCheck yesterday said the ACL’s claim that the Tasmanian Government “plan to criminalise parents who question their children’s wish to change gender” doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. The ACL claim that “parents who urge caution […]

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WA’s commitment to ending conversion practices welcomed

WA’s commitment to ending conversion practices welcomed

LGBTIQA+ rights groups have welcomed the announcement from Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan regarding banning conversion therapy practices. Ending Conversion Practices WA said they were heartened by the Western Australian Government’s announcement that it intends to criminalise practices that seek to change or suppress an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. “We have a vision for […]

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Sky News linguist says LGBTQIA stands for “a bunch of people who don’t really belong together”

Sky News linguist says LGBTQIA stands for “a bunch of people who don’t really belong together”

Sky News media commentator and resident linguist says LGBTQIA stands for “a bunch of people who don’t really belong together”. Kel Richards made the comment during an appearance on the Sky News Program Credlin, where he was discussing the most searched words of the year according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary. Chatting with host Peta […]

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Report recommends WA bring in laws against conversion therapy

Report recommends WA bring in laws against conversion therapy

BREAKING NEWS A report into the activities at Perth’s religious based facility Esther House has highlighted Western Australia’s lack of legislation specifically outlawing conversion practices and suppression practices that aim to change a person’s sexuality or gender. The report from parliament’s Education and Health Standing Committee looked into complaints and allegations concerning the Esther Foundation […]

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AFAO: Australia charts a path to zero on World AIDS Day

AFAO: Australia charts a path to zero on World AIDS Day

The Federal Government’s confirmation of a specialist taskforce to drive the end of HIV transmission in Australia, along with increased funding to UNAIDS, have been strongly welcomed by AFAO, as we mark World AIDS Day 2022. The Government confirmed the taskforce will be headed by Health Minister, the Hon. Mark Butler and Assistant Health Minister […]

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It’s done. Singapore repeals laws against homosexuality

It’s done. Singapore repeals laws against homosexuality

Singapore’s parliament have removed Section 377A of their penal code, the section of the law that made homosexual activity illegal in the island state. Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the decision to remove the laws back in August in his annual National Day Address. Now after a short debate the legislation to remove […]

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Tribunal rules against lesbian who wants to exclude transgender people

Tribunal rules against lesbian who wants to exclude transgender people

A Tasmanian woman who sought an exemption from the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act to host events for women that excluded transgender woman has lost her case before the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Jessica Hoyle first applied to Sarah Bolt, Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, for an exemption in 2021. When the request was rejected, she appealed against […]

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Club Q hero Thomas James says he wishes he could protect everyone

Club Q hero Thomas James says he wishes he could protect everyone

Thomas James, one of the two men identified by police as disarming the gunman at the Club Q shooting, has released a brief statement. James, who is an Information Systems Technician Second Class in the US Navy, is currently in hospital recovering from undisclosed injuries he sustained in the attack. Via Centura Penrose Hospital he […]

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