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Australian sexual health campaign sparks homophobic backlash

Australian sexual health campaign sparks homophobic backlash

Thorne Harbour Health’s longest-running sexual health campaign, The Drama Downunder, continues to spark complaints to Australia’s Ad Standards with the latest seasonal testing campaign. First launched in 2008, the Drama Downunder has been highlighting the importance of maintaining sexual health and wellbeing for over a decade. During that time, the campaign has regularly received complaints […]

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Senator Cash faces uphill battle with religious freedom laws

Senator Cash faces uphill battle with religious freedom laws

Attorney-General Michaelia Cash is facing an uphill battle to develop long promised religious freedom legislation, as members of her own party warn they will not accept proposed elements of the bill. Senator Cash has been given the task of taking a third stab at developing a religious freedom bill, following failed attempts by her predecessor […]

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Anti-Discrimination Commissioner denies application to exclude trans women

Anti-Discrimination Commissioner denies application to exclude trans women

Tasmanian LGBTQIA+ community advocates say they are deeply disappointed about an attempt by supporters of the LGB Alliance to discriminate against trans and gender diverse Tasmanians. The newly-formed LGB Alliance has applied to the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner to hold an event that excludes trans and gender diverse people. As reported in The Australian, Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner […]

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Alarm as anti-gay messages and Nazi graffiti found in Melbourne

Alarm as anti-gay messages and Nazi graffiti found in Melbourne

Victorian based LGBTI Jewish group Aleph Melbourne has voiced concern over anti-gay and Nazi graffiti appearing on Gardiners Trail which weaves it was through Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. “Aleph Melbourne condemns the senseless defacement and vandalisation of the freshly resurfaced Gardiners Creek Trail in Ashwood. “The presence of the Nazi swastika along with the accompanying words […]

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Katie Hopkins dumped by Channel 7 over quarantine comments

Katie Hopkins dumped by Channel 7 over quarantine comments

Far-right political commentator Katie Hopkins might be packing her bags and heading home to the UK after Channel 7 dumped her from their upcoming Big Brother VIP series and Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews ordered an investigation into her behaviour in hotel quarantine. On Saturday, a laughing Hopkins delivered an video on Instagram Live where she spoke […]

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Amanda Stoker says WA government policy is “enormously dangerous”

Amanda Stoker says WA government policy is “enormously dangerous”

Federal Assistant Attorney General Amanda Stoker has described the WA government’s approach to the Australian Christian Lobby as “enormously dangerous”. The lobby group had been denied access to government operated venues for it’s The Truth of It national tour, until the Perth Theatre Trust reversed it’s decision and allowed the events to proceed. “It’s enormously dangerous, […]

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Katie Hopkins mocks Australia’s Covid-19 quarantine requirements

Katie Hopkins mocks Australia’s Covid-19 quarantine requirements

Controversial far right political commentator Katie Hopkins has flown into Australia, reportedly to take part in the Channel 7 series Big Brother VIP.  The outspoken columnist espouses her views about race, class, obesity and migrants, and she has been permanently banned from the social media platform Twitter. Hopkins has been accused of racism on several occasions […]

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Freedom of speech academic says WA needs civil anti-vilification laws

Freedom of speech academic says WA needs civil anti-vilification laws

LGBTI rights group just.equal Australia have backed the claim from University of Queensland freedom of speech expert, Professor Katharine Gelber, that the WA Government is taking the wrong approach to the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL). Professor Gerber (pictured above) says the disagreement between the political lobby group and the state government is the result of […]

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Margaret Court says all Australians need to stand up to Mark McGowan

Margaret Court says all Australians need to stand up to Mark McGowan

Evangelical church pastor Margaret Court says all Australians need to stand up to Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan. “I want to implore all Australians to stand in this time for freedom of speech.” Reverend Court said in a video posted to the Victory Life Centre’s YouTube page. The former tennis champion turned preacher said the […]

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Pleas for Mhelody Bruno killer’s sentence to be reviewed

Pleas for Mhelody Bruno killer’s sentence to be reviewed

Warning: This article contains mentions of violence against trans women. NSW MP Alex Greenwich has added his voice to the campaign to have the sentence of the man who killed Mhelody Bruno reviewed. Bruno, who was a transgender woman, was visiting the NSW town of Wagga Wagga from The Philippines in 2019 when she was […]

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