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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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Non-traditional signs in car parks confuse British shoppers

Non-traditional signs in car parks confuse British shoppers

A shopping centre in Britain teamed up with car manufacturer Volvo to promote a new family car. To celebrate the fact that families come in many different configurations they changed the icons on parking spaces to show some of the different types of families in society. Rather than sticking with the traditional man, women and […]

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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’┬áLyle Shelton called […]

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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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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┬áMamma Mia was in town. Politics […]

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Singapore government responds to court’s gay adoption decision

Singapore government responds to court’s gay adoption decision

Singapore’s Minister for Social & Family Development Desmond Lee has commented on a recent court decision in the island nation that allowed a gay man to adopt the child he fathered oversees through a surrogacy arrangement. Singapore outlaws homosexuality, and does not formally recognise surrogacy or rainbow families, but the court ruled that it was […]

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The Year in Review: What went down in April

The Year in Review: What went down in April

Our journey through the news stories of 2018 continues with everything that went down in April where radio station volunteers public feuded, Israel Folau hit the headlines, multiple celebrities came out and there was lots of discussion about conversion therapy. Politics Western Australian religious leader Margaret Court argued that the nation was losing its “foundational […]

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The Year in Review: What went down in March

The Year in Review: What went down in March

Our journey through the news stories of 2018 continues with everything that went down in March. From Eurovision, to Religious Freedom Reviews, politicians dealing with homophobic statements from their pasts, to new videos from Kylie! Politics Michael McCormack‘s start as the new leader of the Nationals began with people finding more homophobic editorials he’d written […]

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The Year in Review: What went down in January

The Year in Review: What went down in January

The end of the year is rapidly approaching, we’ve taken a look back over the last 12 months and all the stories we’ve published – there were over 2000! From religious reviews to marriage celebrations, gender identity wars and celebrity mishaps, a lot of things went down. Here’s what happened in January. Politics The year […]

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Botswana to consider decriminalising homosexuality

Botswana to consider decriminalising homosexuality

Homosexuality may be decriminalised in Botswana with the country’s highest court agreeing to hear a case challenging to colonial era laws. The High Court is scheduled to consider the matter in March 2019. While the laws are not specifically about homosexuality, they are described a sexual acts against nature, it is used by authorities as […]

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