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QANTAS CEO Alan Joyce takes up patron role at The Pinnacle Foundation

QANTAS CEO Alan Joyce takes up patron role at The Pinnacle Foundation

The Pinnacle Foundation has announced that Alan Joyce has accepted the role as a Patron of their organisation. Joyce, together with partner Shane Lloyd, have a long-term association with the registered charity, helping the organisation in its mission to give young LGBT+ Australians a chance to achieve their full potential. Joyce said he was honoured […]

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Art project ‘The Unmissables’ highlights missing people

Art project ‘The Unmissables’ highlights missing people

Today marks three years since Perth man Rigby Fielding was last seen. A member of the LGBTIQ+ communities, he was last seen in Goderich Street in East Perth on Saturday 15th August 2015 and has not made contact with family or friends since. His disappearance was described as out of character. The 53 year old retired […]

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Senator Fraser Anning slammed for racist and homophobic first speech

Senator Fraser Anning slammed for racist and homophobic first speech

Senator Fraser Anning from Katter’s Australia Party has been widely criticised for his speech in parliament with politicians from The Greens, Labor and the Liberal party describing it as racist and homophobic. Senator Anning called for a “final solution” for the immigration problem in Australia invoking the words of the Nazi regime and the holocaust. […]

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Senator Eric Abetz says YES campaign supporters were the most intolerant

Senator Eric Abetz says YES campaign supporters were the most intolerant

Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has described supporters of marriage equality and the most intolerant people during last year’s marriage postal survey debate. Appearing on the ABC’s Q&A on Monday night Senator Abetz answered a question from an audience member who cited the clash between the YES and NO camps on the grounds of Sydney University as […]

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James Paterson says Australians need to embrace a broad definition of religious freedom

James Paterson says Australians need to embrace a broad definition of religious freedom

Liberal senator James Paterson has appeared on the Australian Christian Lobby’s weekly video blog arguing that Australians need to accept a broad definition of religious freedom. The government is yet to release the findings of the Ruddock Review into Religious Freedom, but government MP James Paterson has outlined his vision of how the rights of […]

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Missing Persons Week highlights unsolved cases in Western Australia

Missing Persons Week highlights unsolved cases in Western Australia

Perth man Rigby Fielding, a member of the LGBTI+ community, was last seen in 2015. Fielding was last seen in East Perth on Saturday 15th August 2015 and has not made contact with family or friends since. His disappearance was described as out of character. Fielding was last seen when he visited a house in […]

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Defence Force denies it has any plans to ban the words ‘his’ and ‘her’

Defence Force denies it has any plans to ban the words ‘his’ and ‘her’

The Australian Defence Force has denied claims by The Herald Sun that it has plans to ban the words ‘his’, ‘he’ and ‘she’ and ‘her’ from being used by personnel. In a front page story today the newspaper suggests that a guide to using non-gendered language and respecting pronouns of transgender people used in the […]

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Peter Dutton wants businesses to stop talking about social issues

Peter Dutton wants businesses to stop talking about social issues

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has spoken out against businesses getting involved in social causes saying they should focus on their role. The senior Turnbull government who previously told business leaders to “stick to their knitting” rather than getting involved in the marriage equality debate, delivered his criticism while delivering a speech at a conference […]

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Man’s spitting assault charges upgraded because he said he has HIV

Man’s spitting assault charges upgraded because he said he has HIV

Advocates for people living with HIV and health experts have raised concern over Queensland police upgrading charges against a man charged with assault because he suggested he might have HIV. A man allegedly got in an altercation with a security guard at Fortitude Valley pub and is accused of spitting in the face of the […]

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Australian Conservatives announce new NSW senate candidates

Australian Conservatives announce new NSW senate candidates

The Australian Conservatives have announced two new senate candidates for New South Wales. Kirralie Smith and Riccardo Bossi will join Sophie York on their ticket at the next federal election. Smith was previously a candidate for the Australian Liberty Alliance, but has since switched parties and joined Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives. The aspiring politician has […]

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