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Defence Minister says cost of transgender health care is justified

Defence Minister says cost of transgender health care is justified

Defence Minister Marise Payne has rejected calls to scrap health care in the armed forces for personnel who have gender disphoria. Answering a question in parliament from One Nation’s Senator Pauline Hanson, the Defence Minister said it would be invidious to discriminate between health conditions affecting personnel. Over the weekend it was reported that over […]

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MPs have a few different ideas on what happens if the postal vote is cancelled

MPs have a few different ideas on what happens if the postal vote is cancelled

Liberal MPs have a few different ideas on what might happen if the High Court rules the postal survey on marriage is invalid. Senator Ian McDonald has told Sky News that there is no way the government would move to having a free vote in parliament on the issue, and it was essential that the […]

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Liberal MP thinks the plebiscite legislation will pass on a third attempt

Liberal MP thinks the plebiscite legislation will pass on a third attempt

If the plan to hold a nation wide postal survey on marriage equality is ruled invalid by the High Court, the government may bring the plebiscite legislation before the senate for a third time. Liberal MP Craig Kelly has told Fairfax Media that he believes the other party’s support for a plebiscite has changed now […]

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Malcolm Turnbull restates his belief in the plebiscite

Malcolm Turnbull restates his belief in the plebiscite

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has restated that the coalition will not back away from their policy to hold a plebiscite over the issue of marriage equality. The PM was asked about marriage equality again after Liberal Senator Dean Smith confirmed that he was working on a private members bill and hoped to raise the issue […]

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‘Queer as Folk’ star says he’s up for a reunion

‘Queer as Folk’ star says he’s up for a reunion

Charlie Hunnam says he’d be game for a Queer as Folk reunion. Hunnam got his big acting break when he played 15 year old Nathan Moloney in the original British series. Since then he’s gone on to star in Sons of Anarchy, Cold Mountain, and Pacific Rim.  The actor said he’d be interested in revisiting the lives of […]

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Coalition showdown on marriage equality looming

Coalition showdown on marriage equality looming

The federal Liberal party appears to be heading towards a showdown over it’s policy on marriage with several MPs demanding the Prime Minister reject calls for a free vote on the issue. Fairfax Media reported that there are a growing number of Liberal members who are advocating for the party to abandon its failed plebiscite […]

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Leyonhjelm will support plebiscite legislation

Leyonhjelm will support plebiscite legislation

Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm has told The Australian Financial Review that he’s ready to support legislation for a plebiscite on marriage equality because he believes it’s the fastest way to bring about change. Senator Leyonhjelm said that while he had previously expressed opposition to the plebiscite proposal he now believed that it was the fastest […]

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