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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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Pauline Hanson tries to revive anti-transgender education bill

Pauline Hanson tries to revive anti-transgender education bill

One Nation attempted to revive its anti-transgender education bill from 2020 in parliament this week. On Wednesday leader Pauline Hanson reintroduced the proposed bill to parliament saying Australia’s education system had been overtaken by activists. Citing the need for her Australian Education Legislation Amendment (Prohibiting the Indoctrination of Children) Bill 2020 Senator Hanson said the legislation […]

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Katherine Deves: Andrews should be voted out over Pride Centre funding

Katherine Deves: Andrews should be voted out over Pride Centre funding

Former Liberal candidate Katherine Deves says Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews should be voted out, listing the funding of Victoria’s landmark Pride Centre as a reason his government needs to be removed from power. “He’s been fluffing around, spending $25 million on the Church of Pride, you know the ‘Woke Cathedral’ overlooking Saint Kilda.” Deves said […]

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Courtney Act responds to Senator Alex Antic’s ‘grooming’ comments

Courtney Act responds to Senator Alex Antic’s ‘grooming’ comments

Drag star Courtney Act has responded to accusations from Liberal Senator Alex Antic that her appearance on ABC television where she read a children’s story was equitable to child grooming. In Senate Estimates hearings Senator Antic questioned ABC boss David Anderson over the segment asking, “Why is the ABC grooming Australian children with this sort […]

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Scott Johnson murder: conviction overturned on appeal

Scott Johnson murder: conviction overturned on appeal

The man convicted of murdering US mathematician Scott Johnson has had his conviction set aside on appeal. Scott Alan White was sentenced to jail in May this year over the 1988 murder of US mathematician Scott Johnson. His sentencing came after he appeared to confess to the murder at a pre-trial hearing in January. Johnson’s […]

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Fred Nile delivers his valedictory speech ending his political career

Fred Nile delivers his valedictory speech ending his political career

NSW politician the Reverend Fred Nile has delivered his final speech in the state’s parliament yesterday, vowing that his successors would continue his quest to “restore public decency, build our values and repair our broken society.” Reverend Nile said he hoped his supporters would install his wife Silvana as his successor at the next state […]

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Senator Dean Smith asks if the pain of the postal survey was necessary

Senator Dean Smith asks if the pain of the postal survey was necessary

On the fifth anniversary of the results of the Marriage Postal Survey results being announced, Liberal senator Dean Smith has questioned if the process used to bring marriage equality to Australia was a good choice. Speaking to the Canberra Times senator Smith said the moment when the results of the survey were released brought “tremendous relief” […]

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Did Binary make stuff up about Victorian school teachers?

Did Binary make stuff up about Victorian school teachers?

Anti-transgender organisation Binary has denied its flyers, distributed in Victoria ahead of the state election, are misleading. On Friday the ABC and RMIT Fact Lab published a report analysing the group’s claim that the Andrews government has a policy that allows children to transition gender without parental consent. The ABC said that the was incorrect […]

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ABC to screen two-part documentary on Israel Folau

The ABC set to screen a two-part documentary on controversial rugby player Israel Folau. Screening over two consecutive Monday nights the documentary is described as one that will “take audiences inside the clash of culture, faith and football.” Folau was one of Australia’s most prominent athletes, but when he began making posts on social media […]

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