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Census will specifically include transgender and intersex people

Census will specifically include transgender and intersex people

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is considering including a specific check box for transgender and intersex people in the next national census. In the last census people could choose male, female or other, but submissions to the ABS have requested more specific information. Each time the census is rolled out the questions are changed […]

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Mark Latham: Not enough gay couples to warrant marriage equality

Mark Latham: Not enough gay couples to warrant marriage equality

Mark Latham says there’s no need for marriage equality in Australia because the census shows there’s not enough gay couples to make it worthwhile. The former Labor party leader, turned Liberal Democrat, has recently joined conservative media site Rebel Media and in his latest video he outlines his thinking on why LGBTI couples should be […]

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Mark Latham: All gays work in the mainstream media

Mark Latham: All gays work in the mainstream media

Mark Latham has made international headlines with his latest outburst. The former Labor leader, who recently joined the Liberal Democrats, thinks all gay people work in the mainstream media. Latham responded to yesterday’s release of data from the census with the outrageous claim. The census showed a significant increase in the number of couples in […]

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The Tommyhawks release new tune ‘Safe House’

The Tommyhawks release new tune ‘Safe House’

Local band The Tommyhawks have released a video for their new tune ‘Safe House’. The video was directed by Arlo Dean Cook and features a story line relating to homelessness. Homlessness Week runs from August 1-6 and aims to draw attention to the large numbers of Australian who are homeless. Around one in two hundred […]

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Australian Census to offer non-binary gender option

Australian Census to offer non-binary gender option

Australia’s Census of Population and Housing will offer participants the option to identify their gender as something other than female or male as of this year. From August this year, the compulsory quinquennial survey will offer a non-binary gender option on the form for the first time in its 105 year history. The Australian Bureau […]

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Indian Census Finds Nearly Half a Million Trans* People

Indian Census Finds Nearly Half a Million Trans* People

The data from India’s first census including a third gender option found that 490,000 people identified as ‘third gender’. The census was conducted last year, and the ‘third gender’ category was used to refer to transgender and intersex people. India has a vibrant community of ‘hijras’ (who in western terms would likely be understood as […]

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Christian Democratic Party Claims Heterosexuals Are Oppressed

Christian Democratic Party Claims Heterosexuals Are Oppressed

Fred Nile’s Christian Democratic Party has claimed that the Australian Bureau of Statistics Report that highlighted the same sex couples earn more than their heterosexuals counterparts shows that heterosexual couples are oppressed. The info-graphic which was posted on the political parties Facebook page quickly generated a heated debate in the comments section with people highlighting […]

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