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Amanda Stoker says WA government policy is “enormously dangerous”

Amanda Stoker says WA government policy is “enormously dangerous”

Federal Assistant Attorney General Amanda Stoker has described the WA government’s approach to the Australian Christian Lobby as “enormously dangerous”. The lobby group had been denied access to government operated venues for it’s The Truth of It national tour, until the Perth Theatre Trust reversed it’s decision and allowed the events to proceed. “It’s enormously dangerous, […]

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WA government backflips on ACL ban at state run venues

WA government backflips on ACL ban at state run venues

The Australian Christian Lobby will be permitted to hire state run venues for it’s The Truth Of It Tour. The venues run by the Perth Theatre Trust (PTT) had refused to take bookings from the religion-focused political lobby group citing a new policy which barred political events and presentations with offensive content. The PTT has now rescinded […]

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Pride in Peel join in growing opposition to ACL events in Western Australia

Pride in Peel join in growing opposition to ACL events in Western Australia

Pride in Peel have announced they stand with a growing number of local LGBTQIA+ groups in their opposition to the Australian Christian Lobby’s (ACL) attempts to host events around Western Australia. This week it was revealed that Perth Theatre Trust (PTT) have rejected applications from the ACL, who seek venues for their leader Martyn Iles’ The Truth Of […]

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Freedom of speech academic says WA needs civil anti-vilification laws

Freedom of speech academic says WA needs civil anti-vilification laws

LGBTI rights group just.equal Australia have backed the claim from University of Queensland freedom of speech expert, Professor Katharine Gelber, that the WA Government is taking the wrong approach to the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL). Professor Gerber (pictured above) says the disagreement between the political lobby group and the state government is the result of […]

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Is Western Australia the safe haven for conversion practices?

Is Western Australia the safe haven for conversion practices?

Warning: This report contains mentions of conversion practices, sexual assault and suicide.  Western Australian based organisation True Identity, in collaboration with the Australian Christian Lobby, are pushing for the McGowan Government to resist introducing laws which would stop religious based counsellors from treating people for, what they describe as – unwanted same-sex attraction. Equality advocates […]

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Trent Zimmerman tells Martyn Iles: “I have no intention of repenting being gay”

Trent Zimmerman tells Martyn Iles: “I have no intention of repenting being gay”

Federal Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman has a clear message for Martyn Iles, the head of the Australian Christian Lobby. “I have no intention of repenting being gay,” the Liberal member for North Sydney said during his appearance on the ABC’s Q+A program on Thursday night. The declaration came as Iles, the Managing Director of the […]

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Opponents of conversion therapy laws fight to stop them in WA

Opponents of conversion therapy laws fight to stop them in WA

Former Liberal MP Peter Abetz, who is now the WA director of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL), says the McGowan Labor Government is considering introducing legislation to ban conversion therapy. “The McGowan government is seriously considering introducing legislation based on Victoria’s Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Bill 2020, which passed its final hurdle in the […]

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Victoria’s conversion therapy ban likely to pass upper house

Victoria’s conversion therapy ban likely to pass upper house

A ban on LGBTQ+ conversion practices is one step closer in Victoria, with a bill set to pass through the state’s upper house with support from crossbench MPs. The Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill passed the lower house on its final sitting day in December 2020, with all 55 MPs in the chamber voting […]

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Court rules child does not need both parent’s permission to access puberty blockers

Court rules child does not need both parent’s permission to access puberty blockers

A Queensland judge has granted permission for a transgender child to access puberty blockers without the consent of both parents. The landmark ruling will allow the 13 year old to access puberty blockers, and will overrule a previous ruling that both parents must give permission for the medical treatment to commence. The court heard that […]

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Foster parents allegedly rejected by service over LGBTQ+ views

Foster parents allegedly rejected by service over LGBTQ+ views

The West Australian have reported that a local couple will be taking legal action against a fostering organisation who they believe has discriminated against them. In an exclusive interview with The West, Kiera and Byron Hordyk claim they were rejected by Wanslea Family Services as potential foster parents in 2017 due to their Christian beliefs, specifically that […]

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