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Australian advocates welcome UK commitment to conversion therapy ban

Australian advocates welcome UK commitment to conversion therapy ban

Australian LGBTQIA+ advocates have welcomed the news that the UK will be bringing forward a ban on LGBTQIA+ conversion practices, as promised by former Prime Minister Theresa May. UK PM Boris Johnson said his government would be creating legislation to end the “abhorrent practices which can cause mental and physical harm.” Johnson’s government will host […]

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Eric Abetz demoted to third spot on Liberal senate ticket

Eric Abetz demoted to third spot on Liberal senate ticket

Liberal senator Eric Abetz has been demoted to the third spot on the party’s senate ticket at the next election. Having previously been in the top spot on the party’s senate ticket, Abetz will be given the third spot at the next election behind senators Jonathan Duniam and Wendy Askew. Speaking to radio station Triple […]

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Dr Duncan’s death sparked reform in SA but fight for justice continues

Feast, Adelaide’s LGBTIQ+ Queer Arts and Cultural Festival in collaboration with the Adelaide University Pride Club, Student Representative Council and festival partner ECH, will be hosting a memorial service to remember the tragic death of Adelaide University law lecturer, Dr Duncan, which was the catalyst for gay law reform in South Australia in 1975. May […]

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ACON support calls for judicial inquiry into historical gay & trans hate crimes

ACON support calls for judicial inquiry into historical gay & trans hate crimes

The final report of the parliamentary inquiry into historical gay and transgender hate crimes in NSW, which recommends the establishment of a judicial inquiry into unsolved murders, has been welcomed by the state’s leading LGBTQ health organisation, ACON. ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill said a judicial inquiry will shed further light on a dark chapter in […]

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Victorian organisations adopt Embracing Equality Charter to combat discrimination

Victorian organisations adopt Embracing Equality Charter to combat discrimination

Thorne Harbour Health and Switchboard Victoria applaud the Victorian peak organisations that have pledged to end the discrimination and inequities experienced by LGBTIQ+ communities in Victoria with the Embracing Equality Charter. Launched this week, signatories on the Embracing Equality Charter include: Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Victorian Aboriginal Children and Young People’s […]

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Senator Matt Canavan on homosexuality, corporate Australia and China

Senator Matt Canavan on homosexuality, corporate Australia and China

Nationals senator Matt Canavan has called on corporate Australia to stand up to communist China, support the defence of Australia, and put patriotism over profits, and he says companies should be more vocal on the issue because they previously stood up for marriage equality. Senator Canavan says Australia’s business leaders need to spend less time […]

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Peter Gutwein’s Liberal government returned in Tasmanian election

Peter Gutwein’s Liberal government returned in Tasmanian election

Peter Gutwein has been returned as the Premier of Tasmania, leading the Liberal party to a historic third term in government. The Premier all-but-claimed victory on Saturday night, with the expectation that he will lead a majority government. Labor and The Greens attributed his success to his management of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. […]

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Senator Amanda Stoker scores third spot on the LNP senate ticket

Senator Amanda Stoker scores third spot on the LNP senate ticket

Senator Amanda Stoker loses preselection battle against James McGrath  Amanda Stoker, the Assistant Minister for Women and the Assistant Attorney General, has been placed third on the Liberal-National Parties senate ticket for the next federal election. A vote of the Queensland LNP State Council day elected to put backbencher James McGrath in the stop spot, […]

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Former AFL coach Dani Laidley awarded compensation over photo leak

Former AFL coach Dani Laidley awarded compensation over photo leak

Former AFL coach Dani Laidley will receive financial compensation from Victorian police officers who shared images of her when she was in police custody. Six officers were personally pay Laidley up to $3000 each for sharing the image. The image showed Laidley in an interview room dressed in female clothing and a blonde wig. Victoria […]

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Courtney Act challenges the logic of Senator Bridget McKenzie

Courtney Act challenges the logic of Senator Bridget McKenzie

Drag star Courtney Act has questioned Senator Bridget McKenzie’s logic on the latest edition of the ABC’s Q+A program. During a discussion on how female politicians appear to be held to a higher level of standards than male politicians the conversation rolled around to the belief that women should support each other on key issues […]

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