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Liberal MP apologises for describing Greens’ candidate as “too camp”

Liberal MP apologises for describing Greens’ candidate as “too camp”

Mark Parton, a Liberal MP who serves in the ACT parliament, has apologised for describing a Greens candidate at the upcoming territory election as “too camp”. The serving MP told Jonathan Davis that he was “too camp for Tuggeranong” when the two met on the campaign trail over the weekend. Davis told The Canberra Times that he […]

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LGBTIQ+ advocates give ACT conversion therapy ban ‘7 out of 10’

LGBTIQ+ advocates give ACT conversion therapy ban ‘7 out of 10’

LGBTIQ+ advocates and conversion therapy survivors have welcomed the ACT’s ban on conversion practices, which passed the Legislative Assembly yesterday. The ACT has become the second Australian jurisdiction to address the issue, following Queensland’s legislation earlier this month. Spokesperson for LGBTIQ+ advocacy group just.equal and Canberra resident, Ivan Hinton-Teoh, said the ACT’s legislation is ‘far […]

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ACT Legislative Assembly passes ban on LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy

ACT Legislative Assembly passes ban on LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy

The Australian Capital Territory has passed a bill that will see LGBTIQ+ conversion therapies banned across the territory. The legislation has been passed two years after Chief Minister Andrew Barr’s government announced their intention to address the issue, and follows Queensland as the first state to outlaw the practice. Conversion therapy survivor Chris Csabs told […]

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Andrew Barr labels phone poll from Binary as “offensive nonsense”

Andrew Barr labels phone poll from Binary as “offensive nonsense”

The ACT’s Chief Minister Andrew Barr has labeled a robo-poll reportedly from anti-transgender organisation Binary as “offensive nonsense”. Barr took to his Twitter account on Monday night to condemn the automated phone survey as people in the ACT shared their thoughts on the receiving the poll. “Can confirm a burst of robo push-polling in Canberra […]

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ACT Liberals drop candidate who says police have ‘homosexual agenda’

ACT Liberals drop candidate who says police have ‘homosexual agenda’

A political hopeful in the Australian Capital Territory has been dropped by the Liberal party just days after he was lauded as a quality candidate. On Sunday Peter McKay was announced as the Liberal candidate for the inner-city seat of Kurrajong for the upcoming ACT election. Liberal leader Aistair Coe described McKay as a passionate […]

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Three teenagers arrested over murder of Canberra man

Three teenagers arrested over murder of Canberra man

Three NSW teenagers have been arrested over the murder of a Canberra man. One line of investigation police are pursuing is that he may have been using a gay dating app in the lead up to his death. Police believe Peter Keeley, 56, may have been using the gay dating app Grindr to meet with […]

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Germany’s cabinet approve draft bill to ban ‘conversion therapy’ practices

Germany’s cabinet approve draft bill to ban ‘conversion therapy’ practices

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government cabinet have approved a draft bill to ban “conversion therapy” practices that aim to change or suppress an individual’s sexuality or gender. The legislation would outlaw advertising or practice of “conversion therapy”, with providers being fined up to €30,000 for infringement. Prior to approving the bill, the Cabinet […]

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ACT follows Victoria and announces ban on gay conversion therapy

ACT follows Victoria and announces ban on gay conversion therapy

The Australian Capital Territory’s Labor government has announced it will ban gay conversion therapy. The announcement was made this week as the ACT released its Capital of Equality plan which outlines the ways the government will tackle disadvantages faced by LGBTIQ people over the next four years. Chief Minister Andrew Barr said the government would bring […]

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ACT Health Minister vows to ban gay conversion therapy

ACT Health Minister vows to ban gay conversion therapy

The ACT’s Health Minister has vowed to ban gay conversion therapies, following the introduction of laws of a similar nature in Victoria. The declaration increases pressure on Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt to tackle the issue on a national scale. “The ACT government will ban gay conversion therapy. It is abhorrent and completely inconsistent with […]

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Northern Territory government confirm Safe Schools funding

Northern Territory government confirm Safe Schools funding

The Northern Territory’s Labor government have confirmed they will continue to fund the Safe Schools anti-bullying program after funding was cut off from Canberra last year. The Australian has reported that over 150 public schools have been informed that the program will continue with funding from the Northern Territory Department of Education. The anti-bullying program, […]

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