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Folau to give keynote speech at Australian Christian Lobby conference

Folau to give keynote speech at Australian Christian Lobby conference

Former rugby star Israel Folau has announced he will be headlining the Australian Christian Lobby’s upcoming conference as a keynote speaker. Folau, who lost his contract with Rugby Australia earlier this year after sharing a post to social media declaring that homosexuals were destined for hell, appeared in a short YouTube announcement today with ACL […]

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Advocates join forces to deliver petition for fair Religious Discrimination Bill

LGBTIQ+, racial justice, and women’s advocates have this week delivered a petition to the Shadow Attorney General Mark Dreyfus and Greens Senator Janet Rice arguing for a fair Religious Discrimination Bill. The Exposure Draft released by the Morrison Government in Sydney has been closely analysed by legal experts and revealed to privilege religious belief above […]

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Proposed Religious Discrimination Bill could affect LGBTIQ+ healthcare

Proposed Religious Discrimination Bill could affect LGBTIQ+ healthcare

LGBTIQ+ advocates have raised new concerns over the Morrison government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill, flagging a potential issue for LGBTIQ+ Australians seeking healthcare. Speaking to Sydney Morning Herald, Equality Australia have highlighted that the proposed new laws could see LGBTIQ+ patients refused medical care by professionals who object on the basis of their faith. Equality Australia’s […]

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Transgender advocate first to receive birth certificate under new Tasmanian law

Martine Delaney has become the first person in Tasmania to receive a birth certificate that recognises her true gender without the need for surgery. The reforms came into law earlier this week, and will allow gender to be amended or removed from birth certificates without undergoing surgery, along with new anti-discrimination protections. “Finally, it’s real, […]

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Senator Jacqui Lambie raises concerns over Religious Discrimination Bill

Senator Jacqui Lambie raises concerns over Religious Discrimination Bill

Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has raised concerns over the government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill. Speaking on ABC news yesterday, Senator Lambie said she doesn’t see a case for the bill at “this point in time”. The senator also questioned the bill’s potential override of Tasmania’s state anti-discrimination protections, saying that it would “upset Tasmanians more […]

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Push to remove transgender experts from debate on treatments

Push to remove transgender experts from debate on treatments

Professor John Whitehall from the University of Western Sydney is urging the government to hold a parliamentary inquiry into transgender healthcare. His call has also been backed by Trans Dissent Australia, the small online group who are agitating for a shutdown of transgender youth treatments in Australia. Last month the groups called on federal government […]

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Australian Christian Lobby’s Father’s Day message attacks single mothers

Australian Christian Lobby’s Father’s Day message attacks single mothers

The head of the Australian Christian Lobby has delivered a post-Father’s Day message attacking single mothers and proclaiming that ‘fatherlessness’ is damaging society and leading to a generation of criminals, mentally unstable youth and potential rapists. In his latest video post Martyn Iles, the Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director, lists off a string of statistics […]

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Robert Mugabe, former president of Zimbabwe, dead at 95

Robert Mugabe, former president of Zimbabwe, dead at 95

Robert Mugabe who led Zimbabwe from the end of its colonial period until 2017 has died aged 95. The former leader had spent the last several months of his life in a Singaporean hospital. He was overthrown by the army in 2017 ending his decades long run as the leader of the African nation. Mugabe […]

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Tasmania’s transgender community celebrates gender reforms

Tasmania’s transgender community celebrates gender reforms

Tasmania’s transgender and gender diverse community have welcomed long-awaited gender reforms, which came into effect in the island state this week. The reforms will allow gender to be amended or removed from birth certificates without undergoing surgery, while new anti-discrimination protections have also come into effect. Tasmanian transgender advocate Martine Delaney says a “new day […]

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Bermuda celebrates with first ever Pride parade in Hamilton

Bermuda celebrates with first ever Pride parade in Hamilton

The island territory of Bermuda has held their first ever Pride parade over the weekend. The capital city of Hamilton was lined with rainbows as an estimated 6,000 participants took to the streets to celebrate the LGBTIQ+ community. Organisers told Bermudian publication The Royal Gazette that there was overwhelming support for the debut event. “This is […]

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