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What has happened since marriage equality was achieved?

What has happened since marriage equality was achieved?

It’s one year today since the results of the Marriage Postal Survey were announced and Australia’s LGBTIQ+ population found out that enough of their fellow citizens had ticked the YES box for marriage equality. During the campaign for marriage equality a lot of claims about the outcomes of a YES vote were suggested by the […]

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Louise Pratt says PM’s voting record is worrying to LGBTI Australians

Louise Pratt says PM’s voting record is worrying to LGBTI Australians

Louise Pratt, Labor’s Shadow Minister for Equality, says its understandable that many LGBTI Australians are worried about Scott Morrison’s elevation to Prime Minister. “Many LGBTI Australians have reached out to tell me their concerns about Scott Morrison’s appointment as Prime Minister. I share their concerns.” Senator Pratt said in a statement today. The longstanding gay […]

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Tom Ballard’s ‘Tonightly’ cleared by watchdog for repetitively saying “c**t”

Tom Ballard’s ‘Tonightly’ cleared by watchdog for repetitively  saying “c**t”

The Australian Communication and Media Authority has released it’s findings into complaints about a sketch that aired on the ABC’s comedy show Tonightly. In the lead-up to the Batman by-election host Tom Ballard and comedian Greg Larson delivered a sketch that focused on the controversial history of the man the electorate was named after John Batman. […]

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Australian Conservatives announce new NSW senate candidates

Australian Conservatives announce new NSW senate candidates

The Australian Conservatives have announced two new senate candidates for New South Wales. Kirralie Smith and Riccardo Bossi will join Sophie York on their ticket at the next federal election. Smith was previously a candidate for the Australian Liberty Alliance, but has since switched parties and joined Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives. The aspiring politician has […]

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Marriage Alliance spokesperson Sophie York to run for parliament

Marriage Alliance spokesperson Sophie York to run for parliament

Sophie York, the spokesperson for the Marriage Alliance, will be the Australian Conservatives lead senate candidate in New South Wales. York was a prominent opponent of allowing same-sex couple to get married and was the face of the Marriage Alliance, one of the key lobby groups that argued against the rights of LGBTIQ people. The […]

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Cory Bernardi asks government how many genders they consider exist

Cory Bernardi asks government how many genders they consider exist

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has asked the government how many genders they acknowledge in Senate Estimates this week. While hearing government minister Matias Cormann as part of the Senate Standing Committee on Economics, Senator Bernardi asked “How many genders does the government consider exist?” “Facebook says there’s fifty,” he continued. Cormann, the government’s Senate […]

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Lyle Shelton to run for Queensland senate spot at next federal election

Lyle Shelton to run for Queensland senate spot at next federal election

The Australian Conservatives have formally announced Lyle Shelton will lead their senate ticket at the next federal election. Shelton, who was previously the head of the Australian Christian Lobby and ran the failed campaign to stop marriage equality in Australia is currently the party’s Communications Director. Shelton said he hopes to enter federal politics to […]

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Lyle Shelton hopes marriage laws will be reversed

Lyle Shelton hopes marriage laws will be reversed

Lyle Shelton, the new Communications Director for Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives has told Sky News that they’d like to see Australia’s recently passed same-sex marriage laws reversed. Shelton quit his role at the Australian Christian Lobby on the weekend, so he could run for a seat in federal parliament at the next election. He’s be […]

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Lyle Shelton quits the Australian Christian Lobby to run for parliament

Lyle Shelton quits the Australian Christian Lobby to run for parliament

The Australian Christian Lobby’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton has announced his resignation, announcing his intention to run for federal parliament at the next federal election. Shelton has been with the conservative lobby group for over a decade and spent the last five years as its Managing Director. He also headed the Coalition for Marriage, the […]

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Lyle Shelton says senators who voted against marriage bill are courageous

Lyle Shelton says senators who voted against marriage bill are courageous

The Coalition for Marriage has praised the senators who voted against or abstained from voting on the marriage bill. In a statement Lyle Shelton, who is also the head of the Australian Christian Lobby, said the senators who didn’t support the bill had shown a courageous commitment to freedom. Voting against the bill was the […]

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