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Claims of bullying at Melbourne’s LGBTI radio station JOYFM

Claims of bullying at Melbourne’s LGBTI radio station JOYFM

Melbourne’s JOYFM says it is taking claims of a bullying culture at the station seriously, but it’s not always possible to keep everyone at the volunteer based station happy. Yesterday a letter from a group of past and current members of the station was distributed to the station’s membership calling for an emergency special Annual […]

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Treasurer Scott Morrison applauds Israel Folau’s “strong character”

Treasurer Scott Morrison applauds Israel Folau’s “strong character”

Treasurer Scott Morrison has applauded rugby player Israel Folau’s stance against gay people saying it showed “strong character”. Folau has dominated news headlines for the last fortnight after he posted a message on social media saying God would send gay people to hell unless they repent for their sins. The comments upset Rugby’s major sponsor […]

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Case against former Katter party candidates thrown out of High Court

Case against former Katter party candidates thrown out of High Court

The High Court has dismissed an appeal by an LGBTI rights activist who was seeking to sue a former Katter Party candidate over homophobic remarks. Garry Burns has pursued former Katter Party candidates Tess Corbett and Bernard Gaynor through the legal system for five years, the case leading all the way to the High Court. […]

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Israel Folau threatens to quit rugby over beliefs about gay people

Israel Folau threatens to quit rugby over beliefs about gay people

Rugby star Israel Folau has told supporters that he offered to quit playing rugby following criticism of his statements suggesting gay people are headed “to hell”. Yesterday the controversial player posted an lengthy article outlining why he had posted a comment to social media saying that God would send gay people to hell unless they […]

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Hunt denounces conversion therapy, defends “freedom of speech”

Hunt denounces conversion therapy, defends “freedom of speech”

Health Minister Greg Hunt has raised concerns about “freedom of speech” while being questioned about his views on gay conversion therapy this week. Speaking with Patricia Karvelas on Radio National, the conversation quickly turned from discussing The Greens’ newly announced policy to legalise cannabis use for all adults to freedom of speech and the Victorian […]

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Israel Folau outlines his beliefs, responds to criticism in new column

Israel Folau outlines his beliefs, responds to criticism in new column

Aussie Rugby star Israel Folau has published an article in response to backlash to his recent social media comments, where he said gay people would go to “hell” if they didn’t repent for their sins. In an essay for Players Voice, the Wallaby begins by stating that he believes others lives are not his to judge. […]

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Liberal President Michael Kroger stops conversion therapy debate

Liberal President Michael Kroger stops conversion therapy debate

Michael Kroger, the President of the Victorian Liberal party, has stepped in to stop debate over a proposal to promote counselling that suggests LGBTIQ+ people can resist their sexuality or gender identity. The party was set to debate a motion put forward by young Liberals linked to federal member Kevin Andrews, that had upset LGBTIQ+ […]

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Trent Zimmerman says Victorian Liberal proposals are from the 19th century

Trent Zimmerman says Victorian Liberal proposals are from the 19th century

Federal Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman says proposals put forward within the Victorian branch of the Liberal party, that call for medical practitioners to promote counselling that encourages people to resist being gay or gender transitioning, are out of touch with the modern world. “These are the types of policies you would expect to find in […]

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Opinions divided over Israel Folau’s statements about gay people

Opinions divided over Israel Folau’s statements about gay people

The debate surrounding rugby player Israel Folau’s public comments saying that gay people will be sent to hell unless they repent for their sins shows no sign of abating. Discussion regarding religious freedom, freedom of speech and respect for LGBTI people has centred on the high profile rugby player after he made a comment on […]

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Push to reintroduce conversion therapy for youth in Victoria

Push to reintroduce conversion therapy for youth in Victoria

Victorian Liberal leader Matthew Guy is reportedly under pressure to endorse a push to reintroduce gay conversion therapy for youth in Victoria. The Andrews Labor government made history when it became the first jurisdiction in Australia to outlaw therapies the aim to make gay youth heterosexual, but Liberal leader Matthew Guy is being asked to […]

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