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Stoker signals no changes to Sex Discrimination Act in future agenda

Stoker signals no changes to Sex Discrimination Act in future agenda

Senator Amanda Stoker has laid out her thoughts on how the government will approach the proposed Religious Discrimination Act if reelected next week, saying it was hugely disappointing members of her own party voted against the legislation earlier this year. “It was hugely disappointing.” Senator Stoker said during an online interview with the Australian Christian […]

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Calls for Labor candidate to step down for tweeting ‘Jesus is Gay’

Calls for Labor candidate to step down for tweeting ‘Jesus is Gay’

Religious groups, and Coalition MPs, have called for a Labor candidate to be disendorsed by the party after it was revealed that she once tweeted “Jesus is Gay”. The post suggesting that the Christian figure was gay is just one of several posts allegedly authored by Mich-elle Myers that have upset conservative news outlets, Liberal […]

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Amanda Stoker says an advisor to Labor’s Stephen Jones insulted her

Amanda Stoker says an advisor to Labor’s Stephen Jones insulted her

Liberal senator Amanda Stoker has accused a Labor advisor of calling her a “c***” and a “f***wit” while she was undertaking a television interview. The Assistant Minister to the Attorney General was taking part in an interview with Sky News on Thursday morning, while her Press Secretary looked on recording the interview. Senator Stoker says […]

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PM says Sex and Religious Discrimination will be adjusted simultaneously

PM says Sex and Religious Discrimination will be adjusted simultaneously

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed it is his intention to bring in amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act and the proposed Religious Discrimination Act at the same time. The statement is the latest in a public back-and-forth between the Prime Minister and the Assistant Minister to the Attorney General, Amanda Stoker. Yesterday the Prime […]

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Stoker walks back Morrison’s pledge to protect LGBTIQA+ students

Stoker walks back Morrison’s pledge to protect LGBTIQA+ students

Assistant Minister to the Attorney General, Senator Amanda Stoker, has proclaimed the government will only be looking at protections for LGBTIQA+ students after its Religious Discrimination Bill has been dealt with, and won’t compromise it’s promise to deliver on religious discrimination. Her statements during an interview with Patricia Karvelas on ABC RN Breakfast have muddied […]

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Religious Discrimination bill referred to parliamentary committee for scrutiny

Religious Discrimination bill referred to parliamentary committee for scrutiny

The government has referred the Religious Discrimination bill to a parliamentary committee for further scrutiny. The surprise move comes as the government ends a week which saw disunity and disagreement within its own ranks over multiple issues. Prime Minister Scott Morrison introduced the legislation to parliament yesterday saying it was a promise he’d made prior to […]

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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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PM accused of failing to deliver on promise to end discrimination

PM accused of failing to deliver on promise to end discrimination

LGBTIQ rights advocates say the Morrison Government has failed to honour its 2018 pre-election commitment to end the legal loophole that allows children to be discriminated against by faith-based schools because of their sexuality or gender identity. This week, in response to questions during Senate Estimates from Victorian Greens Senator, Janet Rice, government representatives said […]

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Senator Amanda Stoker scores third spot on the LNP senate ticket

Senator Amanda Stoker scores third spot on the LNP senate ticket

Senator Amanda Stoker loses preselection battle against James McGrath  Amanda Stoker, the Assistant Minister for Women and the Assistant Attorney General, has been placed third on the Liberal-National Parties senate ticket for the next federal election. A vote of the Queensland LNP State Council day elected to put backbencher James McGrath in the stop spot, […]

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Amanda Stoker goes on media blitz following criticism

Amanda Stoker goes on media blitz following criticism

On Tuesday Senator Amanda Stoker hit back at critics of her appointment as Assistant Minister for Women, spending the day in radio, TV and print media interviews. The Queensland senator said criticism from Australian of the Year, Grace Tame, and actor Magda Szubanski was misplaced. Senator Stoker said she had a long history of defending […]

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