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Liberal MP Nick Goiran accuses the government of hiding surrogacy report

Liberal MP Nick Goiran accuses the government of hiding surrogacy report

Liberal MP Nick Goiran has accused the government of hiding a report it commissioned into surrogacy and reproductive technology. In early 2018 the McGowan government commissioned Associate Professor Sonia Allen from Deakin University to conduct a review of the state’s laws surrounding in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and surrogacy. Professor Allen had previously completed a similar […]

Senator Fierravanti-Wells says call to protect LGBTI students was a furphy

Senator Fierravanti-Wells says call to protect LGBTI students was a furphy

At the end of the first week of parliament for 2019 Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells delivered a speech welcoming the government’s decision to refer the legislation to protect LGBTI students from being expelled from schools to the Law Reform Commission. Senator Fierravanti-Wells says the idea that students could be discriminated against in any way “is a furphy”, […]

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Senator Jacinta Collins resigns from parliament

Senator Jacinta Collins resigns from parliament

Labor Senator Jacinta Collins has announced she’ll tender her resignation from parliament on Friday. The senator had previously announced she would not contest the next federal election. Senator Collins used her final speech in parliament to declare that her faction of the Labor party was still powerful and there is place for people who hold […]

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Government pushes off issue of discrimination in schools

Government pushes off issue of discrimination in schools

The federal government has pushed off any further debate on changing the exemptions to the anti-discrimination laws that allow LGBTI students and teachers to be expelled or fired from their jobs. Initially Prime Minister Scott Morrison pledged to fix the laws within a fortnight, but the government has now referred the issue to the Law […]

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New diversity framework and research funding for Dementia

New diversity framework and research funding for Dementia

Dementia Australia has welcomed the launch of the Aged Care Diversity Framework action plans at Parliament House today by Ken Wyatt, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care. The action plans are guiding resources that can help providers, peak organisations and governments to ensure their services are inclusive and culturally safe for all consumers. The […]

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Worth a Read: Five great stories from around the web

Worth a Read: Five great stories from around the web

Here at OUTinPerth we’re continually looking for great stories to share, here’s five stories from around the globe we thought we worth sharing. Looking back on the making of The Broken Hearts Club Director Greg Berlanti had huge success with his film Love Simon, but it’s not his first LGBTI themed movie. His debut feature The Broken Hearts […]

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Tony Abbott tries to take credit for making marriage equality happen

Tony Abbott tries to take credit for making marriage equality happen

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has claimed credit for making marriage equality happened even though he campaigned against it for over a decade. In an interview published in Nine newspapers over the weekend Abbott discussed a wide range of topics, including his decision to fight against a parliamentary vote on the issue and come up […]

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Dr Kevin Donnelly says LGBTI activists want to ban ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Dr Kevin Donnelly says LGBTI activists want to ban ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Education expert Dr Kevin Donnelly says LGBTI activists will want to ban Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet from being taught in schools because it promotes heteronormativity. “Even in primary schools now we’re being told that because of the L G B T Q I..plus push, and it gets bigger every week, we can’t teach for example Romeo and Juliet […]

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Senator Janet Rice believes discrimination act could pass the in senate

Senator Janet Rice believes discrimination act could pass the in senate

Greens senator Janet Rice has told equality campaigners that she believes bill to change to anti-discrimination act so that students can not be expelled from schools over their sexuality or gender identity has a good chance of passing the senate when parliament resumes this week. “(It) looks like it’s potentially got the support of the […]

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Senator Ian Macdonald is worried kids will discover gay parents exist

Senator Ian Macdonald is worried kids will discover gay parents exist

Liberal senator Ian Macdonald has argued that parents have a right to protect their children from finding out that their friends have same-sex parents. The soon to be retiring Liberal senator is chairing a senate inquiry into the proposed legislation to protect LGBTIQ students from discrimination in schools. During hearings in Sydney yesterday Senator Macdonald […]

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