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Conrad Liveris is the chair of WAAC, as the organization enters a new era

Conrad Liveris is the chair of WAAC, as the organization enters a new era

Conrad Liveris is the new chair of WAAC, replacing Asanka Gunesekera who has stepped down after many years leading the health organisation. Recently rebranded as just WAAC, the former WA AIDS Council is ready to take on it’s next set of challenges with a fresh strategic plan and a new leadership team taking up the […]

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Federal politicians sent brochure ahead of religious freedom legislation

Federal politicians sent brochure ahead of religious freedom legislation

National lobby group, Just.Equal Australia, has upped its campaign against the federal Coalition’s proposed ‘Religious Freedom Bill’. The advocacy group has posted a 12 page glossy brochure to every federal MP and senator. It outlines the four main elements of the Bill in its current form that would cause harm to LGBTIQ+ people and others. […]

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Tom Daley wants countries with gay death penalties to be banned from the Olympics

Tom Daley wants countries with gay death penalties to be banned from the Olympics

British diving champion Tom Daley has called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban countries who retain the death penalty against gay people from participating in the Olympics. “I think it’s really important to try and create change, rather than just highlighting or shining a light on those things,” Daley said while accepting the […]

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Petition calling for gender affirming surgery to be covered by Medicare gets massive support

A petition on the Australian parliament website, calling for gender affirming surgery to be covered by Medicare, has received a massive amount of support. The petition, which is open to signatures until 27 October, has received over 130,000 signatures since it was posted. It calls on Australia’s parliamentarians to take action. “Transgender people and other […]

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Globe Victoria withdraw prison’s award nomination

Globe Victoria withdraw prison’s award nomination

Globe Victoria has withdrawn a nomination for a prison from its annual community awards following a community backlash. First held in 2014, the GLOBE Community Awards aim to recognise the inspiring people and organisations that work to benefit LGBTIQ+ people, but the inclusion of the Ravenhall Correctional Centre in the category of transgender inclusion category sparked […]

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Outrage as Spanish teen is diagnosed with “homosexuality”

An LGBTIQA+ rights group in Spain is demanding answers, and an apology, from a local hospital after a teenage girl had “homosexuality” included on her diagnosis. The 19-year-old was a patient at the Reina Sofia Hospital in the Mucia where she was being examined for a menstrual condition. After her examination was completed she was […]

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Fierravanti-Wells against trans women being considered for NSW Woman of the Year

Fierravanti-Wells against trans women being considered for NSW Woman of the Year

Liberal Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells has spoken out against transgender women being considered for New South Wales Woman of the Year award. Appearing on the Alan Jones program on Sky News on Thursday Concetta Fierravanti-Wells said it was an issue people cared about. “People do care, because they see it as an insidious push by the noisy woke […]

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Fierravanti-Wells says time might run out for Religious Freedom laws

Fierravanti-Wells says time might run out for Religious Freedom laws

Liberal senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells says there is a chance the third iteration of the Religious Freedom laws might not get passed because the government will run out of time. The senator made the observation during an online discussion hosted by conservative group Family Voice Australia. Attorney General Michaelia Cash is currently developing the government’s next version […]

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Matthew Guy voices support for Victoria’s conversion practice ban

Matthew Guy voices support for Victoria’s conversion practice ban

Newly reinstated Victoria Liberal leader Matthew Guy says there should be no doubt about his party’s support for laws against conversion and suppression practices in relation to sexuality and gender identity. Appearing on Melbourne radio station JOYFM on Saturday morning the Opposition Leader said the statement’s made by the Shadow Minister for Equality, James Newbury, […]

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Slade Brockman is new Senate president, Dean Smith narrowly misses out

Slade Brockman is new Senate president, Dean Smith narrowly misses out

Senator Slade Brockman has been elected the new President of the Senate, narrowly beating fellow Western Australian MP Dean Smith for the coveted role. Four Liberal senators put their had up to replace Senate President Scott Ryan, who recently announced he was leaving politics sooner than originally anticipated. New South Wales Senatore Concetta Fierraventi-Wells and […]

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