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Million dollar reward for information of the death of Scott Johnson

Million dollar reward for information of the death of Scott Johnson

New South Wales police have announced a million dollar reward for information relating to the death of American mathematician Scott Johnson. The 27-year-old’s naked body was found at the bottom of cliffs in Sydney 30 years ago. The area above the cliffs on Manly’s North Head was known as a gay beat in the 1980’s. […]

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The Equality Campaign re-brands as new organisation for LGBTIQ+ rights

The Equality Campaign re-brands as new organisation for LGBTIQ+ rights

A new organisation that will fight for LGBTIQ+ rights in Australia has been launched with the Equality campaign that successfully brought marriage reform to Australia rebranding as Equality Australia. Anna Brown, one of the leaders of the marriage equality campaign, will leave her current position at the Human Rights Law Centre to serve as the […]

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Western Australian man jailed for life for callous murder and arson

Western Australian man jailed for life for callous murder and arson

A Perth man who murdered another man before trying to conceal the crime by setting his apartment on fire has been sentenced to life in prison. Perth Now have reported that 25 year-old Lane Tynan Mitchell was sentenced in the Supreme Court of WA after pleading guilty to charges of murder and arson. The court heard that […]

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Calls for Barnaby Joyce to resign over transgender kids comments

Calls for Barnaby Joyce to resign over transgender kids comments

There are calls for former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce to resign as a member of parliament after he broke ranks with his coalition colleagues, calling for schools to retain the right to expel students who may are transgender. Joyce outlined his views during an appearance on Sky News saying he thought it was imperative […]

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Rodney Croome urges politicians to vote against Morrison’s bill

Rodney Croome urges politicians to vote against Morrison’s bill

Equality advocates have rejected proposed legislation by Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, saying the Prime Minister will make the situation worse for LGBTIQ+ students. Spokesperson for just.equal, Rodney Croome, said the rushed bill put forward by the Prime Minister is “deeply flawed”, and would likely make things worse, not better. “The legislation announced today allows discrimination […]

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Labor rules out conscience vote on discrimination bill

Labor rules out conscience vote on discrimination bill

Labor has ruled out allowing a conscience vote on the government’s proposed legislation to remove exceptions that allow discrimination against LGBTIQ+ students. Labor leader Bill Shorten said there was no need for a conscience vote because all Labor MPs agreed that the current laws need to be changed. “No one with a conscience supports discrimination.” […]

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PM offers new discrimination protections bill in lower house

PM offers new discrimination protections bill in lower house

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he’s disappointed that an agreement could not be reached with the Labor party over a bill in the senate that would have removed discrimination against LGBTIQ+ students. The Prime Minister has offered to introduce his own private members bill into the lower house, challenging Labor leader Bill Shorten to allow […]

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Debate on religious discriminations bill now delayed again until 2019

Debate on religious discriminations bill now delayed again until 2019

The government and the Labor party have agreed to delay debate on Labor’s bill on removing protections that allow religious based schools to discriminate against LGBTIQ+ students. The bill was scheduled to be debated this morning but after the Centre Alliance backed the bill, but insisted on an amendment that Labor sources said would actually […]

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Religious discrimination protections bill in doubt

Religious discrimination protections bill in doubt

The legislation that would provide protections for LGBTIQ+ students in religious based schools has been thrown into doubt after Labor MPs indicated they may now have to vote against their own bill. Debate on the bill is due to recommence in just a few hours in Canberra. The Centre Alliance have now indicated that they […]

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Croome says politicians treating students and teachers as political football

Croome says politicians treating students and teachers as political football

Equality advocates are frustrated that laws preventing discrimination in faith-based schools have stalled in Parliament despite cross-party support for the reform. Just.equal spokesperson Rodney Croome said politicians should have more respect for the lives of LGBTI students and teachers. “The rights of LGBTI students and teachers in faith-based schools should not be used as a […]

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