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Rodney Croome: No more Labor excuses over religious discrimination

Rodney Croome: No more Labor excuses over religious discrimination

OPINION Labor has given numerous excuses for not yet opposing the Religious Discrimination Bill. Here’s why they are all nonsense. We’ve seen it all before…Labor is divided over an LGBTIQ issue so it concocts talking points to deflect attention. It happened when marriage equality first became an issue. To defend its support for Howard’s same-sex […]

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Croome says Albanese could go further in religious freedom debate

Croome says Albanese could go further in religious freedom debate

LGBTI rights advocates have welcomed Labor leader Anthony Albanese’s opposition to discrimination against LGBTI Australians, but have called on him to go further make a specific commitment not to support weakening state and territory discrimination laws. In an exclusive interview with OUTinPerth, Albanese said “we won’t accept any discrimination on the basis of – for […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Albanese says he’s committed to LGBTIQ equality

EXCLUSIVE: Albanese says he’s committed to LGBTIQ equality

EXCLUSIVE In the wake a shock election loss, new Labor leader Anthony Albanese has been travelling the country on a ‘listening tour’ to try and gauge what are the issues Australian people are really concerned about. As the party’s new leader he’s beginning a long journey, one which he hopes will lead to a Labor […]

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Advocates welcome Porter’s commitment to protect state laws

Advocates welcome Porter’s commitment to protect state laws

LGBTI equality advocates have welcomed a commitment from federal Attorney-General, Christian Porter, that proposed religious discrimination and freedom laws will not interfere with existing state and territory discrimination protections. But they remain concerned about “the devil in the detail” of federal legislation, and have called on Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese to give an iron-clad […]

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Anthony Albanese denies he has any plans to water down LGBTIQ rights

Anthony Albanese denies he has any plans to water down LGBTIQ rights

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has hit back at media reports suggesting he was in favour of removing references supporting LGBTIQ+ people from Labor’s policy platform. The opposition leader addressed the reports in a statement to parliament. “In an article in the Daily Mail and in a number of other articles reporting on that article, it’s […]

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Keneally says Labor will work with the government on religious freedom

Keneally says Labor will work with the government on religious freedom

Labor’s Senator Kristina Keneally says her party is ready to work with the government to bring in the proposed new religious freedom laws. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has flagged the introduction of new laws as one of the government’s top priorities. At the opening of parliament the government listed changes to the marriage and anti-discrimination […]

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Confrontational protests over Safe Schools at Brisbane Church

Confrontational protests over Safe Schools at Brisbane Church

Students in Brisbane have clashed with people hoping to attend an anti-Safe Schools seminar at a Catholic Church. The seminar titled Safe Schools: Education or Social Engineering? was being presented by the Knights of the Southern Cross, a fraternal order of the Catholic Church. In its promotion of the event St Michael’s church in Dorrington claimed that the […]

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Marriage equality would be a boost for Australian tourism

Marriage equality would be a boost for Australian tourism

Anthony Albanese, Labor’s Shadow Minister for Tourism says Australian tourism would get a huge boost if marriage equality was legalised in Australia. Albanese says wedding ceremonies, honeymoons and tourism from overseas guests would be help the Australia economy. The MP says currently Australia is losing out to neighbour New Zealand as Australian couple head overseas […]

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Anthony Albanese quotes The Smiths in plebiscite debate

Anthony Albanese quotes The Smiths in plebiscite debate

Debate over the government’s doomed plebiscite bill has continued in federal parliament this morning. While MPs struggle to find an exit off the plebiscite round-about, they’ve continued pretty much saying the same thing over and over again – but there were a few highlights. Albanese quoted The Smiths Labor’s Anthony Albanese managed to work a […]

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No marriage equality for “very long time” without plebiscite: PM

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has responded to reports that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten plans to recommend that the Labor Caucus vote against the proposed plebiscite legislation. Speaking to Australian Financial Review, Mr Turnbull says without the public vote there will be no other option for marriage equality in the near future. “If the Labor Party […]

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