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The year in review: what went down in October

The year in review: what went down in October

October saw sections of the Ruddock Review into religious freedom leak and politicians became engulfed in a discussion about whether it was okay to discriminate against LGBTI school kids and teachers. Politics Michael Kirby joined the chorus of people asking the government to release the Ruddock Review. Section of the review were leaked to the […]

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The year in review: What went down in September

The year in review: What went down in September

In September discussion about the Ruddock Religious review heated up with Prime Minister Scott Morrison outlining his plan to introduce laws to protect religious freedom from future threats. The new PM also said he had no concerns about conversion therapy, worried about gender whisperers and said the thought of kids considering what its like to […]

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The year in review: What went down in August

The year in review: What went down in August

Our journey through the big news stories of the year has reached August, where it was all about politics and leadership battles, while closer to home the University of Western Australia welcomed an anti-trans speaker onto campus – but then cancelled the event at the last minute. Politics Lyle Shelton from the Australian Conservatives went […]

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The year in review: What went down in July

The year in review: What went down in July

We’re past the halfway point in our review of the big news stories of 2018. Here’s that happened in July. Politics The political career of South Australian senator Lucy Gichui appeared to be over after the Liberal party gave her an unwinnable spot on their ticket for the next election. The Australian Conservatives’ Lyle Shelton called […]

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Prime Minister’s Office may have known about Broad dilema for weeks

Prime Minister’s Office may have known about Broad dilema for weeks

The Office of the Prime Minister may have been aware of the scandal surrounding Nationals MP Andrew Broad for several weeks before the allegations of inappropriate behaviour became public. The Sydney Morning Herald claims that the Prime Minister’s Office had been aware that National’s MP Andrew Broad had been using a ‘Sugar Daddy’ website to meet […]

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The year in review: What went down in June

The year in review: What went down in June

Our trip through the news stories of 2018 continues with a look back over what happened in June this year. Hannah Gadsby got the world’s attention, Lyle Shelton fought with sodastream, Barnaby Joyce wanted new privacy laws and being transgender was taken off the official list of mental illnesses. Politics Marriage Alliance spokesperson Sophie York […]

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Julia Banks says bullying in Liberal party came from Morrison camp

Julia Banks says bullying in Liberal party came from Morrison camp

Former Liberal party member Julia Banks has revealed that the bullying she experienced during the Liberal’s leadership coup came colleagues who were supporting Scott Morrison’s bid to become Prime Minister. Banks had not previously indicated who was behind the bullying she experienced and it had been speculated that supporters of Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton […]

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Grindr scam artist jailed in NSW after impersonating a police officer

Grindr scam artist jailed in NSW after impersonating a police officer

The Illawarra Mercury has reported that a NSW man, Jayson Hastie, has been sent to prison over a scam which saw him contact a victim via the dating app Grindr. The newspaper says the 25 year old contacted his victim using the alias Alex. After exchange sexually explicit messages and phone calls they arranged a meet […]

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Liberal senator Amanda Stoker says sexuality is a choice

Liberal senator Amanda Stoker says sexuality is a choice

Liberal Senator Amanda Stoker has shared her view that people choose their sexuality. In an opinion piece for the Australian Financial Review published earlier this month the senator from Queensland criticised “identity politics” saying people chose to identify themselves as victims of a series of elements that were both within and outside of one’s control. Senator […]

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The Year in Review: What went down in May

The Year in Review: What went down in May

Our journey through the news stories of 2018 continues with everything that went down in May when there was great anticipation about when we’d get to see the results of the Ruddock Review, there was a shock resignation from parliament, Cher announced she was coming to Perth, and the musical Mamma Mia was in town. Politics […]

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