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PM Scott Morrison calls federal election for Saturday 18th May

PM Scott Morrison calls federal election for Saturday 18th May

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called the federal election for Saturday 18th of May kicking off a five week campaign. The PM visited the Governor General this morning and soon afterwards appeared at Parliament House to lay out his pitch to the Australian people on why the government should be returned for a third term. […]

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Senator Janet Rice believes discrimination act could pass the in senate

Senator Janet Rice believes discrimination act could pass the in senate

Greens senator Janet Rice has told equality campaigners that she believes bill to change to anti-discrimination act so that students can not be expelled from schools over their sexuality or gender identity has a good chance of passing the senate when parliament resumes this week. “(It) looks like it’s potentially got the support of the […]

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Kirralie Smith predicts an outbreak of opportunistic transgender people

Kirralie Smith predicts an outbreak of opportunistic transgender people

Anti-transgender rights campaigner, and Australian Conservatives senate candidate, Kirralie Smith, has delivered an over-the-top prediction of what she believes will happen if there are not strict rules around allowing people to transition gender. The aspiring politician posted a video responding to the Labor party adopting a policy position that said it would support a review […]

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Bill Shorten says religion should not be a topic of argument at an election

Bill Shorten says religion should not be a topic of argument at an election

Opposition leader Bill Shorten says Labor have always supported religious freedom, but they will need to see the details of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s proposed Religious Discrimination Act before saying whether or not they’ll vote for the legislation to be introduced. This morning Prime Minister Scott Morrison finally released the long awaited report from former […]

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Push for teachers to be included in anti-discrimination provisions

Push for teachers to be included in anti-discrimination provisions

Politicians from across the political spectrum appear to be getting on the same page about removing provisions within the federal anti-discrimination laws that allow students in religious based schools to be expelled, but what about the same laws that allow teachers to be sacked? Opposition leader Bill Shorten has said that it an area that […]

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Morrison will remove laws that allow schools to expel LGBT students

Morrison will remove laws that allow schools to expel LGBT students

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the coalition will introduce amendments to change the federal anti-discrimination laws so that schools will no longer have the right to expel students over their sexuality or gender identity. The Prime Minister said the leaking of recommendations from the Ruddock Review into Religious Freedom in Australia has caused “unnecessary confusion […]

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James Paterson critical of Labor plan to support queer friendly businesses

James Paterson critical of Labor plan to support queer friendly businesses

Liberal Senator James Paterson has spoken out against a proposal in the Labor party that would see a future Shorten government giving preference to businesses that don’t discriminate against LGBTIQ people. The proposal, which is up for debate at the party’s national conference in July, argues that government departments should give preference to suppliers “who ensure […]

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Bill Shorten will commit funding to tackling HIV in Australia

Bill Shorten will commit funding to tackling HIV in Australia

Labor leader Bill Shorten is expected to make a major funding commitment to tackling HIV. The Brisbane Times has reported that the Opposition Leader will announce a $53 million dollar commitment to supporting peak HIV organisations, expanding PrEP trials and addressing the growing rate of new cases of HIV in aboriginal communities. Labor’s health spokesperson […]

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Turnbull accuses Shorten of trickery over marriage bill amendments

Turnbull accuses Shorten of trickery over marriage bill amendments

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he is supportive of some amendments being made to the marriage bill when it is debated in the House of Representatives. The bill passed the senate yesterday, but will now have to wait until the House of Representatives meet next week before being debated further. Speaking to the media this […]

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Record crowds attend Sydney marriage equality rally

Record crowds attend Sydney marriage equality rally

A rally in Sydney has attracted a record crowd with some estimating that up to 30,000 people attended the event to show their support for changing the marriage laws. NSW police have declined to give an official crowd estimate, but most reports have indicated at least 30,000 people attended. Opposition leader Bill Shorten said it […]

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