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Perth tradie fined for making threats to Premier Mark McGowan

Perth tradie fined for making threats to Premier Mark McGowan

A Perth tradie, who found Premier Mark McGowan’s mobile number and then sent a threatening message that included homophobic slurs, has been fined $3,000 after appearing in Armadale Court on Tuesday. Zayvier Tanner Rose, 20, pleaded guilty to making a statement that indicated a threat. His lawyer admitted that Rose had left a message for […]

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Pride WA says Eagles need to work at connecting with LGBTIQA+ people

Pride WA says Eagles need to work at connecting with LGBTIQA+ people

Pride WA have called on the West Coast Eagles to make a greater effort to forge real connection with Western Australia’s LGBTIQA+ communities as the club faces criticism for a half hearted involvement in the AFLW’s Pride round, and dismissive comments from the team’s coach. “Pride WA applauds the decision of the AFL to host […]

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Samsung pulls Singaporean ad featuring drag queen

Samsung pulls Singaporean ad featuring drag queen

Samsung has pulled an ad it created especially for the Singaporean market that featured a local drag artist. The advertising campaign featured people trying out a new Samsung watch and noise cancelling headphones. The clip showed people hearing a recorded message from loved ones including a Muslim mother hearing a message from her son who […]

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Teachers sacked for being gay say Religious Discrimination bill will pave the way for ‘purge’

Teachers sacked for being gay say Religious Discrimination bill will pave the way for ‘purge’

The senate inquiry looking into the third version of the Morrison government’s Religious Discrimination bill have heard directly from gay teachers who have been sacked from religious based schools who shared their concern that the proposed laws will open the gates for a “purge” of LGBTIQA+ staff members. Karen Pack told the inquiry she was […]

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Experts say discrimination law will give privilege to religious views

Experts say discrimination law will give privilege to religious views

The senate inquiry into the government’s third draft of the Religious Discrimination bill continued on Friday with many groups appearing before Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee to highlight their concern and opposition to the proposed legislation. While the first day of the hearings had seen many religious groups appear before the committee, the second day […]

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West Coast AFLW coach Michael Prior apologises for Pride comments

West Coast AFLW coach Michael Prior apologises for Pride comments

Michael Prior, the West Coast Eagles AFLW coach, has issued an apology for comments he made about this weekend’s Pride round of the competition. Of the 14 clubs in the competition the Eagles will be the only one not to wear a special Pride themed jumper this season. The club has explained that they could […]

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Mystery surrounds Morrison’s deal on Religious Discrimination bill

Mystery surrounds Morrison’s deal on Religious Discrimination bill

The senate inquiry into the government’s Religious Discrimination bill has kicked off with it’s first day of hearings in Canberra, and Labor Senator Deborah O’Neill was asking witnesses if they knew what had happened to Scott Morrison’s deal to protect LGBTIQA+ students. While the bill was being debated during the final sitting days of the […]

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Lyle Shelton says freedom of speech protections needed for religious belief

Lyle Shelton says freedom of speech protections needed for religious belief

Lyle Shelton has appeared at the Australian senate inquiry into the Religious Discrimination Bill saying his current legal battle in Queensland is proof a Religious Discrimination Bill is needed. Shelton appeared at the session being held by the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee alongside representatives from the Australian Christian Lobby, The Human Rights Law Alliance, […]

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Advocates renew calls for changes to blood ban as donations needed

Advocates renew calls for changes to blood ban as donations needed

Just.Equal Australia have renewed their calls for gay & bi men and trans folks to be able to give blood as donations drop due to Covid-19. The Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Service has appealed for 3,200 more donors as the latest Covid-19 wave sees an increase in existing donors who are infected and self-isolating. Currently, […]

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Jim Obergefell announces he’s running for the Ohio house

Jim Obergefell announces he’s running for the Ohio house

Jim Obergefell, who was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that paved the way for marriage equality in the USA, has announced a move into politics. Obergefell, a Democrat, has announced he’ll be running for a seat in the Ohio legislature saying he want Ohio to be a place where people have equal […]

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