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Labor senator Kim Carr announces his retirement ahead of election

Labor senator Kim Carr announces his retirement ahead of election

Long serving Labor senator Kim Carr has announced his retirement ahead of the 2022 election. “I have decided not to seek endorsement for a place on the ALP Vic Senate ticket at the coming election. When my current term ends on June 30, it will bring to an end my time as a senator, which […]

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There’s good reason people criticise News Corp publications

There’s good reason people criticise News Corp publications

Students identifying as cats, political leaders claiming they’re not woke, and attempts to link the gay community to a horrific murder. What do they have in common, they’re all stories that appeared in News Corp publications that have been questioned about how true they actually are, or as in the last case, proven to be […]

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Who’s woke? Anthony Albanese versus Scott Morrison

Who’s woke? Anthony Albanese versus Scott Morrison

Labor leader Anthony Albanese is being criticised for allegedly saying he’s “not woke” during an interview with Sydney’s Daily Telegraph. It’s sparked criticism of Albanese but there’s no evidence he actually ever used the phrase. The front page news story published on Wednesday features an interview with News Corp journalist Joe Hildebrand who sat down […]

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“He’s wrong” Albanese’s blunt rebuke to Rodney Croome

“He’s wrong” Albanese’s blunt rebuke to Rodney Croome

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has delivered a blunt rebuke to long standing LGBTIQA+ rights campaigner Rodney Croome. Alex Johnston from WIN TV asked Albanese about comments Croome has made in the wake of the Labor party voting in favour of the Religious Discrimination Bill. “On religious freedoms, what do you say to Rodney Croome, someone […]

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Brian Greig: What exactly has the ALP promised LGBTIQ+ people if elected?

Brian Greig: What exactly has the ALP promised LGBTIQ+ people if elected?

OPINION:┬áBrian Greig is a local representative for Just.Equal Australia In the confusion surrounding the collapse of the Religious Discrimination Bill it was easy for political parties to misrepresent what resulted. Despite the newspaper headlines, memes on social media and judiciously worded press releases from the Opposition, things are not quite as clear as you might […]

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It’s time for Labor to stop playing political football with LGBTIQA+ people

It’s time for Labor to stop playing political football with LGBTIQA+ people

OPINION Following Labor’s defeat at the 2019 election Anthony Albanese emerged as the new leader of the party, vowing to re-evaluate the party’s policies that had failed to get them into government. He argued that Labor had confused voters by having too many detailed policies, a hefty document that gave critics too many opportunities to […]

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Debate on Religious Discrimination extends into the night

Debate on Religious Discrimination extends into the night

Debate on the Religious Discrimination Bill is extending late into the night as politicians agree to continue thrashing out the long promised and controversial legislation. Discussion on the bill has dominated the last two days in the House with Labor announcing they will support the legislation if the government makes crucial changes. This morning the […]

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Just.Equal Australia launch survey on LGBTQIA+ issues ahead of election

Just.Equal Australia launch survey on LGBTQIA+ issues ahead of election

Just.Equal Australia is asking LGBTIQA+ Australians what we want to see on the agenda for the 2022 federal election. The national advocacy group has launched a survey which asks LGBTIQA+ Australians and allies what issues they most want Australia’s political parties to commit to ahead of the election due sometime in the first half of […]

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Morrison government facing election wipeout according to latest Newspoll

Morrison government facing election wipeout according to latest Newspoll

Labor could win as many as additional 12 seats in the federal parliament if an election was held today according to the latest Newspoll published in┬áThe Australian newspaper. Such a result would see Labor hold a majority of 80 seats in the House of Representatives and deliver a crushing defeat to the coalition. While political […]

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Advocates call on PM & Albanese to stand against weakening discrimination protections

Advocates call on PM & Albanese to stand against weakening discrimination protections

Equality advocates have called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese to explain their stance on Tasmania’s “gold-standard” anti-discrimination protections. The Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill will override existing discrimination protections for many Tasmanians, and Labor leader Albanese has not committed his party to voting down this potential override of state legislation. […]

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