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Dreyfus says the government needs to consult with all Australians

Dreyfus says the government needs to consult with all Australians

Labor’s Shadow Attorney General, Mark Dreyfus, is calling on the Morrison government to be more transparent with the development of their religious discrimination legislation. While the proposed legislation has been approved by cabinet, and shown to religious and family groups, it has  not been shared with the opposition, or LGBTIQ groups concerned about its content. […]

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Former Deputy PM Tim Fischer dies from leukemia aged 73

Former Deputy PM Tim Fischer dies from leukemia aged 73

Tim Fischer, the former leader of the Nationals and former deputy prime minister has died aged 73. Fischer had been battling an acute form of leukemia. During his time as a political leader Fischer was fiercely opposed to gay rights saying homosexuals should be tolerated but not celebrated. Fischer served in the Australian Army during […]

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Evie Amati to spend additional years behind bars following appeal

Evie Amati to spend additional years behind bars following appeal

Evie Amati, the transgender person who was convicted of attacking three strangers with an axe at a 7Eleven will spend an additional five years behind bars after the leniency of their sentence was appealed by prosecutors. Amati was found guilty in August 2018 of wounding with intent to murder. Amati entered a 7-Eleven convenience story in […]

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Cardinal George Pell denied appeal over child sex conviction

Cardinal George Pell denied appeal over child sex conviction

Australia’s most high profile member of the Catholic church, Cardinal George Pell, has lost his appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two teenage choirboys in the 1990’s. This morning a panel of three judges from Victoria’s Court of Appeal turned down his lawyers application to appeal his sentence. In March Pell was sentenced to […]

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There is no “national inquiry” into transgender treatments

There is no “national inquiry” into transgender treatments

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) says it is not conducting an inquiry into the treatment of transgender youth in Australia. The organisation has responded to media organisations who had declared the medical body was conducting an inquiry under orders from Health Minister Greg Hunt saying; “the RACP is primarily an educational institution and does […]

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Peta Credlin says “one in seven” prisoners now claim to be transgender

Peta Credlin says “one in seven” prisoners now claim to be transgender

Peta Credlin says “one in seven” male prisoners are now self-identifying as female – hoping they can be transferred to a female prison. The TV presenter made the claim during a discussion about Victoria’s proposed new gender laws. If the legislation is  passed by the state’s upper house people will be able to change their […]

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Christian Porter brings draft religious freedom plans to cabinet

Christian Porter brings draft religious freedom plans to cabinet

The Morrison Government’s cabinet is due to meet today to discuss early plans for proposed changes to anti-discrimination law for religious freedom. The Australian has reported that Attorney General Christian Porter has said the draft legislation “mirrors other anti-discrimination acts such as those already covering race, sex and aged discrimination.” The proposal is also said to […]

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Media Watch slams The Australian’s transgender coverage

Media Watch slams The Australian’s transgender coverage

The ABC’s Media Watch program has slammed The Australian newspaper’s coverage of transgender issues with host Paul Barry describing their coverage as “bad journalism” and “one-sided”. The program highlighted the newspaper’s recent launch of a ‘gender’ page and noted that nearly all of their coverage is negative. “The Australian has written no less than eighteen stories on gender since the […]

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Is there really a federal inquiry into transgender medical treatment?

Is there really a federal inquiry into transgender medical treatment?

The Australian newspaper and broadcaster Sky News are reporting that Health Minister Greg Hunt has ordered a national inquiry in to the medical treatment of transgender youth, but there is scant evidence it’s actually happening. The Ministers office will only confirm that the issue has been referred to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. “The Minister […]

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Victorian Police’s Chief Commissioner apologises to LGBTIQ+ community

The Victorian Police have issued an apology to the LGBTIQ+ community for the harm caused by past discriminatory behaviour. Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton delivered the formal apology on Monday, specifically mentioning LGBTIQ+ members of the police force. “There have clearly been times when police actions caused unnecessary and unacceptable harm to the community and our […]

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