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Eric Abetz to leave parliament after failing to secure enough votes

Eric Abetz to leave parliament after failing to secure enough votes

Tasmanian senator Eric Abetz appears to have reached the end of his political career. With the senate votes in Tasmania counted the final seat was awarded to Tammy Tyrell from the Jaquie Lambert Network. Senator Abetz was bumped down to the third spot on the Liberal’s senate ticket despite him having serving in the parliament […]

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Tasmanian advocates welcome end of Claire Chandler’s sports bill

Tasmanian advocates welcome end of Claire Chandler’s sports bill

Tasmanian advocates have welcomed the election results in their state, hailing the end of the divisive legislation brought forward by the previous government. Equality Tasmania is celebrating the demise of the Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill and Senator Claire Chandler’s bill allowing discrimination against transgender women in sport. “Many Tasmanians will breath a sigh of […]

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On This Gay Day: In 2012 local activist Isabelle Lake passed away

Remembering Isabelle Lake Isabelle Lake is remembered for her passionate advocacy for the rights of transgender people in Western Australia. Following her death at the age of just 21 she became the first transgender woman to be inducted in the WA Women’s Hall of Fame. Lake, an LGBT activist, passed away on 28th February 2012 […]

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Eric Abetz says Religious Discrimination Bill ended up a “shemozzle”

Eric Abetz says Religious Discrimination Bill ended up a “shemozzle”

Liberal senator Eric Abetz has described the Religious Discrimination Bill a “shemozzle”, saying people of faith in Australia were better off with nothing that the bill that was before the senate. Despite being Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s signature legislation, the government decided to shelve the bill and not continue debating it in the senate, even […]

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Abetz calls on all Liberal members to support Religious Discrimination bill

Abetz calls on all Liberal members to support Religious Discrimination bill

Liberal senator Eric Abetz has called on his party colleagues to accept compromise and support the Religious Discrimination bill that was introduced into parliament by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday. “It is a decent piece of legislation, I’m willing to support it.” Abetz said during appearance on The MecGregor Angle on Sky News on Friday. ‘I […]

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On This Gay Day: The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea was founded

Did you ever hear of the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea? In 2004 one of the most creative protests against Australia’s ban on same-gender marriage was launched. A tiny uninhabited island in the Coral Sea was proclaimed The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea. Activist Dale Parker Anderson was proclaimed the Emperor […]

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Eric Abetz demoted to third spot on Liberal senate ticket

Eric Abetz demoted to third spot on Liberal senate ticket

Liberal senator Eric Abetz has been demoted to the third spot on the party’s senate ticket at the next election. Having previously been in the top spot on the party’s senate ticket, Abetz will be given the third spot at the next election behind senators Jonathan Duniam and Wendy Askew. Speaking to radio station Triple […]

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Dr David van Gend is the front-runner to represent Groom

Dr David van Gend is the front-runner to represent Groom

Dr David van Gend, the head of the Marriage Forum, a conservative group who opposed marriage equality, is the front runner to take over the seat of Groom in Queensland. Seven candidates have put their hands up for pre-selection for the Liberal National Party seat, but Dr van Gend has the backing of conservative media […]

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Senator Eric Abetz calls for probe into Israel Folau’s sacking

Senator Eric Abetz calls for probe into Israel Folau’s sacking

Liberal senator Eric Abetz has called for an investigation into Rugby Australia’s decision to terminate the contract of player Israel Folau over his social media posts. Rugby Australia decided to terminate the contract of Folau after he posted comments to social media listing people who would ‘go to hell’ unless they repented and embraced christianity. […]

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Senator Eric Abetz says YES campaign supporters were the most intolerant

Senator Eric Abetz says YES campaign supporters were the most intolerant

Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has described supporters of marriage equality and the most intolerant people during last year’s marriage postal survey debate. Appearing on the ABC’s Q&A on Monday night Senator Abetz answered a question from an audience member who cited the clash between the YES and NO camps on the grounds of Sydney University as […]

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