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Andrews announces new bill to support trans & non-binary Victorians

Andrews announces new bill to support trans & non-binary Victorians

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has continued to honour his party’s election commitment to support the LGBTIQ+ community, revealing a new bill that will help transgender, intersex and non-binary people obtain correct birth certificates more easily. The bill, known as the ‘Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2016’, will reform the current legislation to allow […]

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Peter Reith suggests more plebiscites needed in Australian politics

Peter Reith suggests more plebiscites needed in Australian politics

Former Howard government minister Peter Reith has suggested that Australian society would benefit from more plebiscites similar to the one proposed for marriage equality. Appearing on the SKY News program ‘The Bolt Report’ the former Howard government minister said the Australian public had matured and could now handle making their own decisions on a range […]

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Vic Premier Daniel Andrews urges PM to remove plebiscite ‘hurdle’

Vic Premier Daniel Andrews urges PM to remove plebiscite ‘hurdle’

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has written a powerful letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, urging him to avoid a costly, divisive plebiscite on marriage equality in favour of a free vote in Parliament. There has been much uncertainty surrounding the proposed plebiscite, with public support for the vote dropping since the Federal Election. Labor, The Greens […]

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Beyondblue chairman Jeff Kennett blacklists Roz Ward

Beyondblue chairman Jeff Kennett blacklists Roz Ward

Jeff Kennett, the chairman of mental health advocacy group Beyondblue, has vowed to never fund any mental health project which involve LaTrobe University staff member Roz Ward. Ward, the co-founder of the Safe Schools Coalition program, was forced to step down from her role on a Victorian government educational advisory board last week after the […]

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Victoria to spend millions on LGBTI support programs

Victoria to spend millions on LGBTI support programs

Buzzfeed News have revealed that Victoria’s upcoming state budget will allocate millions of dollars to LGBTIQ support programs and anti-discrimination measures. One of the measures described as a “rural and regional road show” by Victoria’s Minister for Equality Martin Foley will visit LGBTI communities in more remote areas. Minister Foley confirmed to Buzzfeed this program […]

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Victoria reaffirms its commitment to Safe Schools

Victoria reaffirms its commitment to Safe Schools

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has reaffirmed his state’s support for the LGBTIQ anti-bulling program. Andrews posted a copy of a letter from the state’s education Minister James Merlino to his federal counterpart Simon Birmingham rejecting the findings of the recent review of the program. In the letter Merlino said the federal government was conducting a […]

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Queer student on Q&A warns Safe Schools debate is harmful

Queer student on Q&A warns Safe Schools debate is harmful

A student who identified themselves as queer has called out politicians for using innocent children as political bullets in the ongoing debate over the Safe Schools anti-bullying program on last nights episode of ‘Q&A’. Carter Smith used his time to condemn criticisms of the Safe Schools program, lauding paneling and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews for […]

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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews doesn’t hold back on Safe Schools

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews doesn’t hold back on Safe Schools

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews didn’t hold back his thoughts on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to investigate the Safe School Coalition. The PM capitulated to right wing Liberal back benchers who have labeled the anti-bullying program a gay and lesbian indoctornation  program. In his statement the Premier said he was tired of the attitudes of Liberal […]

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Former Premier Criticised for Endorsing Transphobic Cartoon

Former Premier Criticised for Endorsing Transphobic Cartoon

A cartoon published by the Herald Sun newspaper in Victoria has been labeled transphobic by commentators on social media. The cartoon by Mark Knight shows a woman and a man sitting on a park bench. The woman is reading a newspaper called ‘Celebrity’ which depicts Bruce Jenner on the cover. The woman says “Kim Kardashian’s […]

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Martin Foley is Victoria’s First Minister for LGBTI Equality

Martin Foley is Victoria’s First Minister for LGBTI Equality

Following Labor’s victory in Victoria’s recent state election, the new state government has appointed a minister for LGBTI equality. Martin Foley, MP of Albert Park since 2007 has been appointed to the position, making him the first government minister at a state or federal level in Australia to be given an LGBTIQ equality portfolio. The […]

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