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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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Bill Shorten says he’ll actively campaign for a YES vote

Bill Shorten says he’ll actively campaign for a YES vote

Labor leader Bill Shorten has told reporters that he’ll be actively campaigning for the YES side of the marriage equality debate. Following the High Court’s decision that will allow the government’s plan for a nationwide postal survey on marriage to proceed, Shorten said it was time to make sure the result of the process was […]

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Dan Tehan: Labor must support traditional marriage if NO vote wins

Dan Tehan: Labor must support traditional marriage if NO vote wins

The Minister for Veterans Affairs, Dan Tehan, has called on the Labor party to support traditional marriage values if the NO campaign is successful during the government’s postal survey on marriage. On Saturday at the WA Labor conference Opposition Leader Bill Shorten renewed Labor’s commitment to introduce marriage equality should his party win the next […]

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Premier Mark McGowan: “It’s Time. Vote Yes.”

Premier Mark McGowan: “It’s Time. Vote Yes.”

WA Premier Mark McGowan has reasserted his support for marriage equality in Australia while addressing the WA Labor conference this morning. McGowan echoed sentiments shared by Federal Labor Leader Bill Shorten yesterday, saying that now was the time to allow LGBTI+ Australians to marry the person they love. “My friends, there is another battle we […]

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Shorten gives marriage equality commitment at Labor conference

WA Labor are holding their state conference this weekend, where federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten delivered a passionate speech this morning. Arriving to ACDC’s TNT, the ALP leader shook hands with WA Labor members as they welcomed him waving rainbow flags. Shorten touched on marriage equality within the first moments of his speech, explaining he spent […]

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Turnbull: Anti-LGBTI+ posters part of democratic marriage debate

Turnbull: Anti-LGBTI+ posters part of democratic marriage debate

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has responded to hateful and misleading posters that were spotted in Melbourne yesterday, declaring they belong as part of a democratic debate. Speaking with hit92.9’s Em Rusciano and Harley Breen, the Prime Minister denounced the signs as “hurtful”, but did not commit to banning the posters which listed unscientific claims about […]

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