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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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Health Minister will look at legislation around “gay conversion therapy”

Health Minister will look at legislation around “gay conversion therapy”

Health Minister Roger Cook has told Triple J’s Hack program that he will review Western Australia’s laws to see if there is a need for legislation to protect people from so-called ‘gay conversion therapy’. Gay conversion therapy, or reparative therapy, is courses or counselling methodologies that claim they can alter a person’s sexuality, usually involving a desire […]

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Margaret Court says people are bullying her over her beliefs

Margaret Court says people are bullying her over her beliefs

News Corp columnist and SKY News presenter Andrew Bolt has accused marriage equality activists of declaring “a war” on church leader Margaret Court over her views about marriage. The leader of Perth’s Victory life church was a guest on Bolt’s SKY News program on Monday night. On The Bolt Report the host said marriage equality activists were […]

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Former CDP candidate says “LGBTI AIDS” patients should pay for treatment

Reverend Dr David Kim believes that LGBTI patients being treated for AIDS-related illness should pay for their own treatment at public hospitals. Rev Dr Kim, who ran for Fred Nile’s Christian Democratic Party in the recent ACT elections, commented on Facebook that he believes “The LGBTI patients of AIDS should not be freely treated at […]

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Australian Christian Lobby: Rainbow flags shouldn’t be on public land

Australian Christian Lobby: Rainbow flags shouldn’t be on public land

The Australian Christian Lobby has launched a new campaign arguing that rainbow flags associated with the LGBT+ community should not be flown on public land. The ACL says the ACT government has made a poor decision by flying the rainbow flag along Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and Garema Place in Canberra. The group’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton said […]

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ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr Supports Calls for Binding Vote

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr Supports Calls for Binding Vote

Andrew Barr, the Chief Minister of the ACT has joined the growing number of  high profile Labor politicians calling for the party to confirm a binding vote on marriage equality. Currently Labor MPs can choose whether or not to support marriage equality. The party’s official policy position is that they are for marriage equality but […]

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ACT Establishes Social Inclusion and Equality Portfolio

ACT Establishes Social Inclusion and Equality Portfolio

Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister Andrew Barr introduced a portfolio for social inclusion and equality in the frontbench reshuffle. The move came as part of a number of new changes which emphasis on housing and urban renewal. Barr also reiterated his commitment to equality across Canberra’s social spectrum. “Sexuality is one area but not the […]

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Andrew Barr May Become Australia’s First Out Territory Leader

The Australian Capital Territory’s Deputy Chief Minister and Treasurer Andrew Barr is poised to become the country’s first openly gay state or territory leader since Katy Gallagher today resigned as ACT Chief Minister. Gallagher has announced she will be running for the Senate, making Barr, as the ACT’s Deputy Chief Minister, a strong possibility to […]

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