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ACL’s Wendy Francis on consent, abstinence and conspiracy theories

ACL’s Wendy Francis on consent, abstinence and conspiracy theories

Wendy Francis from the Australian Christian Lobby has shared her thoughts on teaching children about consent, saying the government’s approach is fundamentally flawed. The ACL spokesperson says promoting abstinence should be at the centre of sex education, and claims there is a global conspiracy to remove the age of consent, accusing LGBTI groups of being […]

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Anti-trans group Binary petition against WA conversion therapy ban

Anti-trans group Binary petition against WA conversion therapy ban

Anti-transgender organisation Binary have launched a petition to block a conversion therapy ban in WA, claiming the McGowan Government are planning to introduce a bill similar to Victoria’s ‘gold-standard’ ban. Binary have a history of rallying against the rights, health and wellbeing outcomes of trans and gender diverse folks, as well as the wider LGBTQIA+ […]

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Victoria’s conversion therapy ban likely to pass upper house

Victoria’s conversion therapy ban likely to pass upper house

A ban on LGBTQ+ conversion practices is one step closer in Victoria, with a bill set to pass through the state’s upper house with support from crossbench MPs. The┬áChange or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill passed the lower house on its final sitting day in December 2020, with all 55 MPs in the chamber voting […]

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Senator Claire Chandler says inclusive sport policies ignore evidence

Senator Claire Chandler says inclusive sport policies ignore evidence

Liberal senator Claire Chandler has hit out at recently announced inclusive policies by Australia’s leading sporting codes saying they are ignoring evidence about transgender women. Last week eight of Australia’s major sporting codes jointly announced new polices focusing on making sport inclusive for all people, and outlining how transgender men and women can also participate […]

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Complaint against Senator Claire Chandler has been withdrawn

Complaint against Senator Claire Chandler has been withdrawn

The complaint against Liberal senator Claire Chandler has been withdrawn after attempts at a conciliation process failed. A complaint had been lodged at the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission by one of the senator’s constituents after she sent an email outlining her views about transgender women being allowed access to female bathrooms and change rooms. The exchange […]

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Binary phone poll hits local LGBTIQ+ community members

Binary phone poll hits local LGBTIQ+ community members

Western Australians have reported receiving an automated phone poll from anti-transgender organisation Binary, and just as has occurred in other states questions have been raised around the polls’ questions, which have been described as leading and out of context. Brendon Entrekin is one of the people who received the poll on Monday night, he was […]

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Andrew Barr labels phone poll from Binary as “offensive nonsense”

Andrew Barr labels phone poll from Binary as “offensive nonsense”

The ACT’s Chief Minister Andrew Barr has labeled a robo-poll reportedly from anti-transgender organisation Binary as “offensive nonsense”. Barr took to his Twitter account on Monday night to condemn the automated phone survey as people in the ACT shared their thoughts on the receiving the poll. “Can confirm a burst of robo push-polling in Canberra […]

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Just.equal say Eden-Monaro result shows scare campaigns don’t work

Just.equal say Eden-Monaro result shows scare campaigns don’t work

National LGBTIQ+ lobby group, just.equal, say the anti-transgender ad campaign run against Labor ahead of the Eden-Monaro by-election has backfired, with Labor regaining the seat. In response, the group has called on the Coalition to repudiate anti-LGBTIQ+ election campaigning and for Labor to take a stronger stance against it. Kristy McBain, Labor’s candidate, has claimed […]

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Binary launches attack on Eden-Monaro candidate Kristy McBain

Binary launches attack on Eden-Monaro candidate Kristy McBain

Anti-transgender organisation Binary has launched a social media attack on Labor’s candidate in the Eden-Monaro by-election because she previously voiced support for the Safe Schools anti-bullying program. The online ads voiced by the group’s leader Kirralie Smith asks viewers if they really know Labor’s candidate saying she has a history of voting in favour “of […]

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LGBTI advocates urge politicians to discount the veracity of Binary survey

LGBTI advocates urge politicians to discount the veracity of Binary survey

Equality Tasmania say they’ve recently written to federal and state MPs exposing bias in a recent opinion poll released by anti-transgender group, Binary. Binary says its poll shows Australians want legislation to enshrine the right of parents to remove children from classes dealing with gender identity and will vote for political candidates who support such […]

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