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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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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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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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Lyle Shelton joins Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives

Lyle Shelton joins Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives

Lyle Shelton has joined Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives and will act as their National Communications Director before running for parliament at the next federal election. Yesterday Shelton announced he was quitting his role as Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, citing that the recent postal survey debate over marriage equality had made him want […]

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Review | Regan Lynch attempts to do it in public

Review | Regan Lynch attempts to do it in public

Regan Lynch Does It In Public | The Deluxe | til Feb 4 | ★ ★ Regan Lynch takes to the stage in an attempt to plumb the depths of his sex life, but for what reason? I honestly couldn’t say. Suffering from a lack of an ongoing narrative or wider commentary, Lynch’s one-man comedy-cabaret show […]

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Eric Abetz challenged over his opposition to intersex people marrying

Eric Abetz challenged over his opposition to intersex people marrying

Senator Eric Abetz says the senate missed an opportunity to create a unifying moment for the Australian people by rejecting all of the amendments put forward in the marriage bill debate. Throughout the debate the senator raised concerns about transgender and intersex people being allowed to wed, but now says he has no problem with […]

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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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Nationals MPs accuse Prime Minister Turnbull of weak leadership

Nationals MPs accuse Prime Minister Turnbull of weak leadership

Two National party MPs have accused Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of being a weak leader. Victorian MP Andrew Broad said the Prime Minister had shown “a clear failure of leadership” by ignoring the concerns of conservative MPs as the marriage bill was debated in the senate. Broad told the ABC’s AM program that he believed […]

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