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Just.equal say Eden-Monaro result shows scare campaigns don’t work

Just.equal say Eden-Monaro result shows scare campaigns don’t work

National LGBTIQ+ lobby group, just.equal, say the anti-transgender ad campaign run against Labor ahead of the Eden-Monaro by-election has backfired, with Labor regaining the seat. In response, the group has called on the Coalition to repudiate anti-LGBTIQ+ election campaigning and for Labor to take a stronger stance against it. Kristy McBain, Labor’s candidate, has claimed […]

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New video resource for people opposed to religious discrimination bill

New video resource for people opposed to religious discrimination bill

Equality advocates have released a new video for people opposed to the government’s proposed religious discrimination bill. Long-time LGBTIQ+ rights advocates, Shelley Argent and Rodney Croome, have released a new video resource that addresses issues like problems with the bill, how to make a case against it, who needs to hear that case, and how […]

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ABC share story of WA transgender woman’s prison experience

ABC share story of WA transgender woman’s prison experience

The ABC has shared the experience of Western Australian woman Mara Ellis who has recounted her experience of spending several months being locked in a male prison. The major report from the national broadcaster includes a 40 minute audio report from Background Briefing, alongside a digital story, and news reports. In the story Ellis shares […]

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Queensland cafe allegedly told lesbian couple to leave and “never come back”

Queensland cafe allegedly told lesbian couple to leave and “never come back”

A Queensland cafe is facing a wave of criticism after allegations that they told an interracial same-sex couple to leave the venue and “never come back”. Queensland-based publication QNews have reported on the incident that occurred last weekend. The two women have shared their experience of alleged discrimination at the Poet’s Cafe in the small Sunshine […]

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Concerns over Liberal Eden-Monaro candidate’s anti-LGBTIQ+ past

Concerns over Liberal Eden-Monaro candidate’s anti-LGBTIQ+ past

The Liberal Party candidate in the upcoming by-election for the New South Wales seat of Eden-Monaro has raised concerns over her past of campaigning against LGBTIQ+ communities, as well as her stance on climate change. The Guardian has highlighted that Fiona Kotvojs, who will be up against Labor’s Kristy McBain in Saturday’s election, was part of […]

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Peta Credlin apologises for blaming South Sudanese for COVID-19 spike

Peta Credlin apologises for blaming South Sudanese for COVID-19 spike

Sky News and Peta Credlin have issued an apology for comments the political staffer turned TV host made on her program on Friday night. In an editorial spiel Credlin suggested that “poorly-assimilated migrants” from Melbourne’s South Sudanese community were to blame for the sudden rises of new cases of COVID-19 in Victoria. The political commentator […]

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Binary launches attack on Eden-Monaro candidate Kristy McBain

Binary launches attack on Eden-Monaro candidate Kristy McBain

Anti-transgender organisation Binary has launched a social media attack on Labor’s candidate in the Eden-Monaro by-election because she previously voiced support for the Safe Schools anti-bullying program. The online ads voiced by the group’s leader Kirralie Smith asks viewers if they really know Labor’s candidate saying she has a history of voting in favour “of […]

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Tasmanian advocates welcome gender reform report, call for intersex protections

Tasmanian advocates welcome gender reform report, call for intersex protections

Tasmanian LGBTIQ advocates have welcomed a new report giving the State’s gender reforms the all clear and calling for surgical intervention on intersex children to be a crime. The Tasmanian Law Reform Institute has issued a report that says Tasmania’s groundbreaking new gender laws are some of the most progressive in the world, and have […]

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Tasmania Law Reform Institute report highlights positive outcomes of gender reform

Tasmania Law Reform Institute report highlights positive outcomes of gender reform

The Tasmanian Law Reform Institute (TLRI) has found that the state’s 2019 gender identity reform laws do not create any significant unintended consequences for Tasmania’s justice system. The first of its kind in Australia, Tasmania’s Marriage and Gender Amendments Act overhauled state law, removing the obligation for parents to record sex on a birth certificate […]

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Senator Chandler says majority of Aus women agree with J.K. Rowling

Senator Chandler says majority of Aus women agree with J.K. Rowling

Tasmanian Senator Claire Chandler says the vast majority of Australian women agree with children’s author J.K. Rowling and do not want to see transgender women in sport, change rooms, shelters or women’s health services. Speaking in federal parliament on Wednesday the Tasmanian senator said Rowling had been abused for stating simple facts about gender and […]

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