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Senate blocks calls for an inquiry into transgender healthcare

Senate blocks calls for an inquiry into transgender healthcare

The topic of healthcare for people who are transgender returned to the Australian parliament this week with One Nation pushing for a parliamentary inquiry into the treatment methodologies used by doctors. One Nation leader Pauline Hanson began discussing the issue making a Private Member’s Statement early on Wednesday afternoon, highlighting recently released figures showing the […]

Advocates welcome birth certificate law reform in Queensland

Advocates welcome birth certificate law reform in Queensland

Queensland’s Palaszczuk Labor Government has moved a step closer to removing barriers for trans and gender diverse Australians seeking to have their gender legally affirmed. Queensland Attorney General Shannon Fentiman (pictured) introduced a Bill to state parliament earlier today, which would allow Queenslanders to update with birth certificate without the need for medical intervention. Attorney-General and […]

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AAP FactCheck dispel ‘criminalise parents’ claim from ACL in Tasmania

AAP FactCheck dispel ‘criminalise parents’ claim from ACL in Tasmania

AAP FactCheck has branded claims from the Australian Christian Lobby concerning the rights of parents in Tasmania as false. AAP FactCheck yesterday said the ACL’s claim that the Tasmanian Government “plan to criminalise parents who question their children’s wish to change gender” doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. The ACL claim that “parents who urge caution […]

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AFAO: Australia charts a path to zero on World AIDS Day

AFAO: Australia charts a path to zero on World AIDS Day

The Federal Government’s confirmation of a specialist taskforce to drive the end of HIV transmission in Australia, along with increased funding to UNAIDS, have been strongly welcomed by AFAO, as we mark World AIDS Day 2022. The Government confirmed the taskforce will be headed by Health Minister, the Hon. Mark Butler and Assistant Health Minister […]

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Tribunal rules against lesbian who wants to exclude transgender people

Tribunal rules against lesbian who wants to exclude transgender people

A Tasmanian woman who sought an exemption from the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act to host events for women that excluded transgender woman has lost her case before the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Jessica Hoyle first applied to Sarah Bolt, Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, for an exemption in 2021. When the request was rejected, she appealed against […]

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Just Equal renews calls for an LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner

Just Equal renews calls for an LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner

Just Equal Australia (JEA) has renewed its call for a dedicated LGBTIQA+ Commissioner to be appointed to the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC). The lobby group says the Government’s rationale for not appointing a Commissioner was debunked in recent Senate hearings. During debate on appointing a Commissioner in September, Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus said that LGBTIQA+ […]

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NSW’s Dion Alexander wins Mr Gay Pride Australia 2022

NSW’s Dion Alexander wins Mr Gay Pride Australia 2022

On a platform of ending homophobia in sport and creating the first-ever Australian Football League (AFL) Men’s Pride Round, Dion Alexander has taken out the crown of Mr Gay Pride Australia 2022. The crowning comes after months of challenges that culminated on stage in the finale at the Rainbow on the Plains Festival in Hay, […]

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Daniel Andrews wins a third term in Victorian state election

Daniel Andrews wins a third term in Victorian state election

Daniel Andrews’ Labor government was returned for a third term in Saturday night’s Victoria state election. The incumbent government is on track to retain at least 50 of the 88 lower house seats and may yet exceed the 55-seat result in achieved at the 2018 election. Following an ugly election campaign, the Premier said it […]

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Lyle Shelton case heads to Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Lyle Shelton case heads to Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal

A case pitting conservative commentator and aspiring politician Lyle Shelton against two drag performers will head to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) next week. Shelton is defending a complaint from drag performers Dwayne Hill who performs as Diamond, and Johnny Valkyrie. The pair are asking for financial compensation and a public apology over […]

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University of Adelaide protects the grave of Dr George Duncan

University of Adelaide protects the grave of Dr George Duncan

The University of Adelaide has renewed the lease on the grave of Dr George Duncan for another 50 years. Dr Duncan was a newly appointed lecturer at the University’s law school when, in March 1972, he lost his life in a crime that shocked the nation. He was thrown into the River Torrens and drowned. […]

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