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Production begins on new ABC show ‘The Heights’

Production begins on new ABC show ‘The Heights’

The cameras have started rolling on the ABC’s new series The Heights. Shot here in Perth the new ‘slice of life’ drama series will comprise 30 x 30 minutes episodes. Marcus Graham (Secret City, Cleverman) and Shari Sebbens (The Sapphires, Thor: Ragnarok) are just two members of an impressive ensemble cast, guided by a creative […]

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Tonightly with Tom Ballard returns next month

Tonightly with Tom Ballard returns next month

Comedian Tom Ballard returns to ABC this June with a new reporter and a new time slot. Tonightly with Tom Ballard returns after a two-month hiatus, despite protests from members of parliament who were offended by jokes on the show’s original run. “After a short, definitely-not-government-mandates hiatus, Tonightly with Tom Ballard is back from Monday June […]

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RIOT: Damon Herriman on recreating the original Mardi Gras for ABC

RIOT: Damon Herriman on recreating the original Mardi Gras for ABC

As we approach the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, ABC will take us back to where it all began with their original telemovie RIOT. Four decades of glitter and celebration didn’t have such simple beginnings, when years of discrimination and oppression came to a head in 1978 when police and the […]

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Virginia Flitcroft and Christine Forster marry

Virginia Flitcroft and Christine Forster marry

Virginia Flitcroft and her partner Christine Forster have wed in front of family and friends in Sydney. The couple, who have been together for more than a decade, had a prominent role in Australia’s debate over marriage equality. Christine Forster was a leading advocate for the laws to be changed, while her brother, former Prime […]

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Revisit the beginnings of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras with ‘Riot’

Revisit the beginnings of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras with ‘Riot’

The highly anticipated Australian telemovie Riot will screen on ABC and ABC iview next month. Starring an outstanding line up of Australian talent, headlined by Damon Herriman, Kate Box, Xavier Samuel and Jessica de Gouw, Riot shines a spotlight on Australia’s 1970s Gay Rights Movement and the passionate individuals who were unwavering in their fight for decriminalisation, recognition and […]

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ABC’s Fact Check says claims made by Karina Okotel are “baseless”

ABC’s Fact Check says claims made by Karina Okotel are “baseless”

The ABC’s fact checking department has looked into claims made by Karina Okotel from the Coalition for Marriage during her Q&A appearance last week and declared them “baseless“. During the discussion on Monday 23 October the Liberal Party’s Vice President said a consequence of same sex marriage would be an inevitable flow on effect to how […]

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Catherine McGregor says her friendship with Tony Abbott is over

Catherine McGregor says her friendship with Tony Abbott is over

Political commentator, and former military officer, Catherine McGregor has declared her friendship with Tony Abbott is over after his recent disparaging comments about transgender people. McGregor said she had no doubt Abbott had firmly held views about marriage, but suggested that “lurking” behind his prominent support for the ‘No’ campaign was a hope he’d eventually […]

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Catholic Archbishop says gay people are equal but not the same

Catholic Archbishop says gay people are equal but not the same

Archbishop Mark Coleridge, the Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane, says gay couples do not qualify for marriage, just as siblings are not allowed to wed, and parents are forbidden from marrying their own children. Appearing on the ABC program News Breakfast, the senior Catholic leader said the love between gay couples was like the love between […]

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The questions that stumped No campaigner Karina Okotel

The questions that stumped No campaigner Karina Okotel

The Liberal Party Vice President Karina Okotel was in the full swing of arguing against marriage equality this morning when she came across a question that she just couldn’t answer. Appearing on ABC Radio National’s Breakfast program, Okotel was debating the issue of marriage equality with fellow Liberal Christine Forster. Forster, who is a City […]

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ABC radio caller praises Hitler for putting gay people in concentration camps

ABC radio caller praises Hitler for putting gay people in concentration camps

ABC Radio in Melbourne have put to air a talk back caller to air who praised Hitler for putting gay people in concentration camps. The man, identified as Don, called John Faine’s Mornings program on ABC 774 to complain about Faine’s studio guest, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton. He expressed that […]

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