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Rugby player Israel Folau dives into new social media controversy

Rugby player Israel Folau dives into new social media controversy

Rugby player Israel Folau is facing a new wave of criticism after he posted a message to his Instagram page declaring that homosexual people are heading to hell unless they repent, and embrace Christianity. On his Twitter account the player posted a message a screenshot of a news story about the passage of laws in […]

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Surrogacy debate adjourns with legislation sent to committee

Surrogacy debate adjourns with legislation sent to committee

The epic speech from Liberal MP Nick Goiran has come to an end, or at least a pause, as the Surrogacy Bill is sent to the legislation committee for further scrutiny. After speaking against the surrogacy bill for over 20 hours, the member for South Metro proposed the bill be referred to the Legislative Council’s […]

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Religious freedom issues sent to Australian Law Reform Commision

Religious freedom issues sent to Australian Law Reform Commision

Attorney General Christian Porter has formally  announced the issue of how to balance religious freedom and protections from discrimination for LGBTIQ+ students and teachers has been referred to the Australian Law Reform Commission for review. The government had previously indicated this would be there plan of action when Prime Minister Scott Morrison failed to reach […]

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Transgender advocates welcome gender reforms in Tasmania

Transgender advocates welcome gender reforms in Tasmania

Tasmania has passed landmark gender reforms in their state parliament today, making gender optional on birth certificates and removing the requirement for trans and gender diverse people to undergo surgery before having their gender recognised. Liberal MP Sue Hickey crossed the floor in the state’s lower house today, siding with the opposition to bring forward […]

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Religious leaders defend Andrew Hastie after interference accusations

Religious leaders defend Andrew Hastie after interference accusations

A number of religious leaders have spoken out against accusations that Liberal Canning MP Andrew Hastie was urging churches not to vote Labor in order to protect religious freedom. In January, the MP held talks with WA religious leaders alongside Liberal senator Amanda Stoker and WA’s Australian Christian Lobby head Peter Abetz. Attendee Father Ian Mabey […]

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Fiji’s Prime Minister reasserts opposition to marriage equality

Fiji’s Prime Minister reasserts opposition to marriage equality

Fiji’s Prime Minister has recommitted that there will be no same-sex marriage in the island nation while his party holds government. FBC News reported that PM Voreqe Bainimarama spoke out against marriage equality in response to chatter on social media that churches were considering their support. Bainimarama said that Fiji is a God-fearing country and […]

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The Catch -Up: What’s everyone been reading this week?

The Catch -Up: What’s everyone been reading this week?

We know you’re living your life to the fullest and maybe haven’t had time to stay on top of all of the news. Here’s the top five most read stories from OUTinPerth this week. Make sure you don’t miss any news by signing up to our e-news.   Subscribe to OUTinPerth’s E-Newsletter and keep up […]

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The Greens’ Alison Xamon asks why we don’t monitor hate crimes

The Greens’ Alison Xamon asks why we don’t monitor hate crimes

The Greens’ MP Alison Xamon has asked the government why we don’t keep track of the level of hate crimes in Western Australia. The Greens spokesperson for Multicultural Affairs, Sexuality and Gender Diversity said she was dismayed by the inadequacy of the Government’s response to the question she asked in parliament earlier this week. Xamon […]

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Mike Nahan defends Nick Gorian’s epic speech against surrogacy

Mike Nahan defends Nick Gorian’s epic speech against surrogacy

Opposition leader Dr Mike Nahan has defended Liberal MP Nick Goiran’s epic filibuster speech on changing the state’s surrogacy laws saying the politician is just showing how passionate he is about the topic. Since debate in the Legislative Council began in mid February Goiran has been the only speaker to voice any thoughts on the […]

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Australian government speak out against Brunei’s gay death penalty

Australian government speak out against Brunei’s gay death penalty

The Australian Government have condemned Brunei’s new penal code, which could see people suspected of being homosexual stoned to death. The new laws allow for death by stoning for extra-marital sex, anal sex and abortion. Sex between two women can also be punished with 100 lashes. The changes, which have been part of a three […]

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