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Prime Minister Scott Morrison stands by candidate Gladys Liu

Prime Minister Scott Morrison stands by candidate Gladys Liu

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dismissed suggestions that Gladys Liu, the Liberal party candidate for Chisholm is homophobic. Liu had described a series of comments where she rallied against the safe schools program, argued against transgender people using the bathroom that aligns with their gender, and described the concerns of LGBTI people as “ridiculous rubbish” […]

Audio interview released after Liberal candidate claims ‘fake’ reporting

Audio interview released after Liberal candidate claims ‘fake’ reporting

The Guardian have released audio of an interview with anti-marriage equality campaigner Gladys Liu, after she claimed she was misrepresented in a 2016 article. The publication was reporting on Liu after she was named the Liberal Party’s new candidate for the seat of Chisholm in Victoria, following Julia Banks’ move to the crossbench in the […]

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Anti-Defamation Commission condemns new wave of homophobic flyers

Anti-Defamation Commission condemns new wave of homophobic flyers

The Anti-Defamation Commission has condemned a new round of homophobic flyers that have reportedly been distributed in Adelaide during the first week of the federal election campaign. The flyers titled The Death of Reason have appeared several times over the last few years in Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra. They have previously been traced back to Adelaide street […]

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison condems Brunei’s anti-gay laws

Prime Minister Scott Morrison condems Brunei’s anti-gay laws

LGBTI human rights advocate Rodney Croome has welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s strong condemnation of new, repressive laws in Brunei, which target LGBTI people and other minorities. Responding to a letter from Croome asking him to speak out against Brunei’s laws, Prime Minister Morrison wrote, “The government’s view is clear: criminalisation of consensual same-sex relationships […]

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Protest against Brunei’s anti-gay laws in Brisbane today

Protest against Brunei’s anti-gay laws in Brisbane today

Australia’s first Boycott Brunei rally will be held from 1pm-2pm today (Saturday, 13 April) in Brisbane’s City Botanic Gardens opposite the Brunei-owned Royal on the Park Hotel. Confirmed speakers include Shelley Argent OAM national spokesperson for PFLAG, Candidate for Brisbane and former Senator for Queensland Andrew Bartlett, Brisbane community activist Bel Cox, LGBTI activist Roz […]

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LGBTI sporting groups commend Rugby Australia for sacking Israel Folau

LGBTI sporting groups commend Rugby Australia for sacking Israel Folau

Australia’s LGBTI sporting inclusion body, and LGBTI rugby teams around the country have welcomed the news that Israel Folau’s contact will be terminated by Rugby Australia in the wake of homophobic comments. Folau reignited criticism this week, taking to social media to declare that homosexuals will go to hell if they don’t ‘repent’ and embrace […]

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Just.Equal pledges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda

Just.Equal pledges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda

The national LGBTIQ lobby group, just.equal, says it will seek commitments from all main parties to priorities identified by the LGBTIQ community. Following the announcement of a federal election for May 18th, just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said the group was aware of the issues concerning LGBTI people. “In August last year we surveyed the LGBTI […]

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PM Scott Morrison calls federal election for Saturday 18th May

PM Scott Morrison calls federal election for Saturday 18th May

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called the federal election for Saturday 18th of May kicking off a five week campaign. The PM visited the Governor General this morning and soon afterwards appeared at Parliament House to lay out his pitch to the Australian people on why the government should be returned for a third term. […]

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Rugby player Israel Folau dives into new social media controversy

Rugby player Israel Folau dives into new social media controversy

Rugby player Israel Folau is facing a new wave of criticism after he posted a message to his Instagram page declaring that homosexual people are heading to hell unless they repent, and embrace Christianity. On his Twitter account the player posted a message a screenshot of a news story about the passage of laws in […]

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Religious freedom issues sent to Australian Law Reform Commision

Religious freedom issues sent to Australian Law Reform Commision

Attorney General Christian Porter has formally  announced the issue of how to balance religious freedom and protections from discrimination for LGBTIQ+ students and teachers has been referred to the Australian Law Reform Commission for review. The government had previously indicated this would be there plan of action when Prime Minister Scott Morrison failed to reach […]

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