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Fraser Anning vows to repeal same-sex marriage laws

Fraser Anning vows to repeal same-sex marriage laws

Queensland senator Fraser Anning has declared he’ll fight to repeal Australia’s same-sex marriage laws. The conservative politician took to Twitter this morning to remind everyone he’s not in favour of same sex couples being allowed to wed. “I am committed to repealing same sex marriage laws. Marriage can only ever be the union between a […]

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Steve Ciobo and Christopher Pyne both expected to resign

Steve Ciobo and Christopher Pyne both expected to resign

Prime Minister Scott Morrison looks likely to lose two more Ministers ahead of the federal election with Defence Industry Steve Ciobo and Defence Minister Christopher Pyne both expected to announce their resignations. It has been reported that Ciobo has already pre-recorded an interview with Sky News where he announces his retirement from politics. Christopher Pyne […]

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to bid for World Pride 2023

Equality Australia today welcomed the news that the NSW Government will provide funding to Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras to support its bid to host World Pride in 2023. Kate Wickett, Co-Chair of Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, said that it would be an opportunity for Australia to showcase Sydney to the world. […]

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First Nations float set to lead Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

First Nations float set to lead Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

First Nations people will lead the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras parade on Saturday 2 March to highlight their proud history and our ongoing fight for equality. The float this year is a play on the overall Mardi Gras theme of ‘Fearless’. It will created and led by First Nations people of diverse gender […]

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Cardinal George Pell found guilty of abusing choirboys

Cardinal George Pell found guilty of abusing choirboys

Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty of sexually abusing choirboys while he was Archbishop of Melbourne. Details of the case could not be reported until now as a suppression order prevented the media mentioning the conviction. The abuse occurred in Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral in 1996. Cardinal Pell pleaded not guilty to the charges […]

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New diversity action plan for LGBTI seniors in aged care announced

New diversity action plan for LGBTI seniors in aged care announced

Ken Wyatt, the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, has announced the release of a new Aged Care Diversity Action Plan to ensure that LGBTIQ+ Australians receive¬†high-quality, culturally appropriate aged care. Announcing the new action plan the minister said that the government recognises that more than one in ten senior Australians have diverse sexual […]

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Review into blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men is progressing

Review into blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men is progressing

A spokesperson for the Red Cross Blood Donation Service has updated OUTinPerth on the progress of a review into the current rules surrounding blood donation. Currently men who have had sex with another man within the last twelve months are banned from donating blood. To volunteer as a blood donor gay, bisexual and other men […]

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Researcher honoured for work fighting homophobia in sport

Researcher honoured for work fighting homophobia in sport

Monash University researcher Erik Denison has received the Vicsport 2019 Peter Norman inclusion award for his work on a world-first study testing the effect of a program designed to end homophobic language in sport. The program was delivered during the 2018 season to teenage rugby teams by current and recently retired players from the Melbourne […]

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Julie Bishop announces her retirement from politics

Julie Bishop announces her retirement from politics

Former Deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop has announced her retirement from politics, she will not contest the next federal election. Bishop had recently said she “intended” to be the Liberal candidate for her seat of Curtin, but has now ended speculation on her political future. Since last year’s leadership spill Bishop has sat on the […]

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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 […]

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