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Attorney General’s Department explain how the Religious Discrimination bill will work

Attorney General’s Department explain how the Religious Discrimination bill will work

Staff from the Attorney General’s department didn’t get off to a good start when they appeared before the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights last week. Three representatives of the Attorney General’s Department appeared to give evidence in relation to the third draft of the Religious Discrimination bill. Politicians on the inquiry were surprised to […]

Sydney WorldPride reveal six artists who will be shaping 2023 program

Sydney WorldPride reveal six artists who will be shaping 2023 program

Sydney WorldPride have announced the names of six professionals who will be joining the team as Curatorial Associates, helping shape the 2023 festival program. Joining Festival Creative Director; First Nations, Ben Graetz and Festival Creative Director; Daniel Clarke are six Curatorial Associates who bring expertise across a wide range of artforms. Interdisciplinary artist Bhenji Ra, […]

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Parliamentary Inquiry hears claims of abusive behaviour from A-G’s office

Parliamentary Inquiry hears claims of abusive behaviour from A-G’s office

The Uniting Church appeared before the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights inquiry into the Religious Discrimination bill on Friday, voicing their opposition to the legislation in its current form. Jason Masters, Co-convener of Uniting Network Australia, the LGBTIQA+ network within the church, said it was disappointing that during the long consultation process over the legislation there […]

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Tasmanian groups express concern over Religious Discrimination laws

Tasmanian groups express concern over Religious Discrimination laws

The Parliamentary Joint Committee of Human Rights has continued holding hearings on the proposed Religious Discrimination laws with a range of Tasmanian groups expressing their deep concerns over the legislation. The committee is on its third day of hearings and spent an hour today listening to the concerns of Disability Voices Australia, Women’s Health Tasmania, […]

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Scott White convicted of 1988 murder of Scott Johnson

Scott White convicted of 1988 murder of Scott Johnson

A Sydney court has found 50-year-old Scott White guilty of the 1988 ‘gay hate’ murder of Scott Johnson. The long running investigation took an unexpected twist on Monday when the accused man declared he was “guilty, guilty, guilty” during an arraignment hearing. Details of the case could not be reported due to a suppression order, […]

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Police investigate death threats against footballer Josh Cavallo

Police investigate death threats against footballer Josh Cavallo

Soccer club Adelaide United have asked South Australian police to investigate death threats footballer Josh Cavallo has received online since he made his groundbreaking announcement that he is gay. The call comes after Cavallo called out spectators who directed homophobic abuse towards him at a match played in Melbourne on the weekend. Following that incident […]

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NSW and Tasmania raise concern over religious discrimination legislation

NSW and Tasmania raise concern over religious discrimination legislation

The New South Wales and Tasmanian governments have raised concerns about how the Morrison government’s Religious Discrimination legislation will override their state’s current laws. Key elements of the Religious Discrimination Bill including those protecting statements of belief and religious organisations hiring practices would override current state laws. The opposition from two state Liberal governments adds […]

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Josh Cavallo subjected to homophobic abuse from spectators

Josh Cavallo subjected to homophobic abuse from spectators

Soccer player Josh Cavallo has spoken out against homophobic abuse he’s received when taking to the field, including at Saturday night’s game where his team Adelaide United faced off against the Melbourne Victory. The 22-year-old shared that he was gay back in October last year, he is one of the few top-flight professional soccer plays […]

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Narelda Jacobs says Scott Morrison has abandoned Australians

Narelda Jacobs says Scott Morrison has abandoned Australians

Studio10 newsreader Narelda Jacobs has shared her thoughts on Australia’s growing number of cases of Covid-19, saying that Prime Minister Scott Morrison has abandoned Australians and left them to their own devices. Narelda Jacobs shared her thought in an Instagram post as both she and partner film director Stevie Cruz-Martin both tested positive to the […]

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Lobby group says council should not fund initiative to connect queer elders

Lobby group says council should not fund initiative to connect queer elders

Lobby group the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance says Melbourne City Council should not be funding an event that aims to support LGBTIQA+ elders, and connect them with younger people in the community. Gabe Buckley, the Chief Executive of the organisation appeared on Sky News on Monday evening and said the people who decided to fund an […]

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