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Devine says Phelps will “ram the rainbow agenda down Scott Morrison’s throat”

Devine says Phelps will “ram the rainbow agenda down Scott Morrison’s throat”

News Corp columnist Miranda Devine has responded to Dr Kerryn Phelps success in the Wentworth by-election saying that if Phelps is eventually elected as an MP she will “ram the rainbow agenda down Scott Morrison’s throat.” On Saturday night Dr Phelps looked like she’d be the clear winner of the inner-city Sydney seat, but on […]

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Postal votes may see Wentworth go to Liberal Dave Sharma

Independent candidate Dr Kerryn Phelps has claimed victory in the Wentworth by-election, but recent updated from the count indicate there is a chance that the seat could end up going to Liberal Dave Sharma. Sharma is receiving votes in a large proportion of the postal votes that are still being counted. While Dr Phelps had […]

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Kerryn Phelps triumphant with historic win in Wentworth

Kerryn Phelps triumphant with historic win in Wentworth

Dr Kerryn Phelps is Australia’s newest member of federal parliament after successfully winning the Wentworth by-election. The independent politician will replace Malcolm Turnbull as the member for Wentworth, ending decades of the Liberal party holding the inner-city Sydney seat. “More than anything this is a great moment for Australian democracy” Dr Phelps said of her […]

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ABC election guru Antony Green declares Kerryn Phelps will win Wentworth

ABC election guru Antony Green declares Kerryn Phelps will win Wentworth

ABC election guru Antony Green has declared the Wentworth by-election will be won by independent candidate Dr Kerryn Phelps. The counting is still ongoing, but with 10 per cent of the votes counted Liberal candidate Dave Sharma was only attracted 35 per cent of the primary vote, suffering a massive swing of 27% in one […]

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Sydney Anglicans aim to ban support for LGBTI+ community on their property

Sydney Anglicans aim to ban support for LGBTI+ community on their property

A chapter of Sydney’s Anglican Church is preparing to ban LGBTI+ advocacy and same-sex marriages on their property, Fairfax Media have revealed. The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that documents show the 51st Synod of the Sydney diocese is preparing to debate policy next week that would disallow weddings between two people of the same […]

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WA AIDS Council says Kerryn Phelps’ fake HIV email highlights stigma

WA AIDS Council says Kerryn Phelps’ fake HIV email highlights stigma

The WA AIDS Council have responded to a recent fake email which claims Wentworth candidate Dr Kerryn Phelps is living with HIV and withdrawing from the race ahead of the by-election in the Sydney seat this Saturday. The email appearing in ABC reports on Wednesday encourages voters to post their ballot for Liberal candidate Dave […]

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Senate debates anti-discrimination protections for students and teachers

Senate debates anti-discrimination protections for students and teachers

On Wednesday parliament began debating a bill from The Greens that would bring in protections for both LGBTI students and teachers in anti-discrimination legislation. The government had announced it would bring it new protections for students following community reaction to leaked sections of the Ruddock Religious Freedom Review, but had argued that discussion about bringing […]

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Scott Morrison says dirty tricks email attacking Kerryn Phelps is disgraceful

Scott Morrison says dirty tricks email attacking Kerryn Phelps is disgraceful

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has described an email anonymously sent to voters in the Wentworth electorate, which claimed that independent candidate Dr Kerryn Phelps was pulling out of the race because she had discovered she has HIV, as disgraceful. “I think it’s disgraceful. I think it’s outrageous.” Morrison told reporters in Canberra this morning. The […]

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Fake email claims Kerryn Phelps has HIV ahead of Wentworth by-election

Fake email claims Kerryn Phelps has HIV ahead of Wentworth by-election

As the race for the Wentworth by-election heats up a fake email has claimed that independent candidate Dr Kerryn Phelps is living with HIV and withdrawing from the race. The ABC has reported the email, that was sent to voters from a fake email address, falsely claims the candidate is living with HIV and encourages […]

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Advocates call on govt to protect LGBTI+ students and teachers

Advocates call on govt to protect LGBTI+ students and teachers

47 LGBTI+ advocates, leaders and community groups have released a joint statement calling on the federal government to protect all Australians. Local organisations including TransFolk of WA, PFLAG Perth and Bisexual+ Community Perth have joined their voices with other Australian organisations to denounce discrimination against the LGBTI+ community. “Last week, following leaks of the Religious […]

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