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Senator Cory Bernardi resigns from Australian parliament

Senator Cory Bernardi resigns from Australian parliament

South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi has resigned from the Australian Senate. The conservative politician informed Senate President Scott Ryan of his resignation today, with Ryan tweeting that the decision would take effect immediately. Bernardi entered parliament as a Liberal Senator for South Australia in 2006, filling a vacancy left by outgoing Senator Robert Hill. In […]

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Multiple petitions on ‘Drag Story Time’ launched in Brisbane

Multiple petitions on ‘Drag Story Time’ launched in Brisbane

Several petitions have been launched urging the Brisbane City Council to ban Drag Story Time events from the city’s libraries. At the same time a petition calling for the council to continue its support of diversity initiatives has also been launched. The petitions follow a protest of the children’s event last weekend by Queensland University’s […]

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Family of Wilson Gavin remember their son in open letter

Family of Wilson Gavin remember their son in open letter

The family of Wilson Gavin, who passed away on Monday, have released a statement remembering their son and brother. Gavin was a gay man, the President of the University of Queensland Liberal National Club and was notably involved in protests at a drag queen story time event in Brisbane over the weekend. “To everyone who […]

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Tasmanian LGBTIQ+ advocates praise outgoing Premier Will Hodgman

Tasmanian LGBTIQ+ advocates praise outgoing Premier Will Hodgman

Tasmanian LGBTIQ community advocates have praised Will Hodgman, saying they hope the outgoing Premier’s successor will also support LGBTIQ equality and inclusion. After almost two decades in politics, the Liberal Premier of Tasmania made the surprise announcement yesterday that he would be stepping away from his role. “As we approach the halfway mark with two […]

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Young Liberal Wilson Gavin has reportedly died

Young Liberal Wilson Gavin has reportedly died

  Reports have emerged that Wilson Gavin, who made headlines yesterday as part of a protest against a drag story time event in Queensland, has died. Daily Mail have reported that a spokesperson for Queensland Police has confirmed the young gay man has lost his life. Wilson was among the students from Queensland University’s Young […]

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PM Scott Morrison’s approval rating plummets in latest Newspoll

PM Scott Morrison’s approval rating plummets in latest Newspoll

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s approval rating have taken a tumble in the latest Newspoll. The poll published today by The Australian shows that the Prime Minister’s handling of the bushfire crisis has seen his personal approval rating drop to its lowest level since he took office. The exclusive Newspoll conducted for The Australian shows the Prime […]

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Cricketer Kane Richardson breaks silence over Marcus Stoinis gay slur

Cricketer Kane Richardson breaks silence over Marcus Stoinis gay slur

Cricketer Kane Richardson (above left) has broken his silence over the recent incident which saw fellow Australian cricketer Marcus Stoinis (above right) fined for using a gay slur during a game. The pair were playing against each other in different teams as part of the Big Bash League. They are known to have a healthy […]

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Chanting UQ Young Liberals protest children’s storytime event

Chanting UQ Young Liberals protest children’s storytime event

Students from Queensland University’s Young Liberal and Nationals Club have protested outside a children’s story time event shouting chants at attendees. The drag story time event was hosted by the Brisbane City Council library, the students stormed the event shouting “Drag Queens are not for kids” at the performers. The incident which was captured on […]

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The big LGBTIQ+ issues discussed at Better Together 2020

The big LGBTIQ+ issues discussed at Better Together 2020

Day One: Better Together 2020  OPINION Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians Perth (PFLAG) have travelled across the country to attend the Better Together LGBTIQ+ Conference 2020 in Melbourne. PFLAG member Kate Salinger filed this report and her reflections from Day One of the Conference. Melbourne looked post apocalyptic as we arrived last night, […]

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Sydney Councillor loses appeal over gay flag vilification

Sydney Councillor loses appeal over gay flag vilification

A Sydney Councillor who was found by a tribunal to have vilified her gay neighbour over a rainbow flag he flew from his apartment has lost her appeal against the ruling. Julie Passas, a councillor in the inner city Sydney suburb of Ashfield has been fined $2,500 after a court found she had vilified a […]

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