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ACL: opponents have not done enough to denounce threats of violence

ACL: opponents have not done enough to denounce threats of violence

Lyle Shelton from Australian Christian Lobby has told the ABC that he has no doubt that the Australian Christian Lobby was the target of the explosion at the organisation’s HQ last night. The ACL’s head office in Canberra was seriously damaged on Wednesday evening when a van filled with gas cylinders was driven into the […]

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Marriage equality dominates Q&A discussion

Marriage equality dominates Q&A discussion

The ABC’s Q&A program featured a stellar line up last night as comedian Magda Szubanski, and rocker Jimmy Barnes took their seats on the panel alongside politicians Jackie Lambie, Tony Burke and Fiona Nash. The first question of the night was about marriage equality and the topic dominated the evenings discussion and the panelists debated the […]

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Queensland becomes final state to equalise age of consent

Queensland becomes final state to equalise age of consent

The Parliament of Queensland has voted to lower the age of consent for anal sex from 18 to 16, bringing their legislation in line with the rest of Australia. Queensland will be the final state to amend their laws and remove the disparity. MPs also voted in line with recommendations from the Queensland AIDS Council […]

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Prime Minister still has hope a plebiscite will be possible

Prime Minister still has hope a plebiscite will be possible

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is still hopeful that a plebiscite on the issue of marriage equality will still be possible despite growing signs that opposition will block the enabling legislation. Appearing on the ABC program ‘Insiders’ earlier today the Prime Minister said he still believed that that the Labor party would support the initiative and […]

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Malcolm Turnbull grilled on marriage equality plebiscite on ‘Q&A’

Malcolm Turnbull grilled on marriage equality plebiscite on ‘Q&A’

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was the lone guest on tonight’s edition of ‘Q&A’ on the ABC. The PM, who was battling a cold, at times seemed to struggle to deliver a clear answer. Turnbull was quizzed on his commitment to marriage equality, on whether or not he’d shared his views on acceptance with members of […]

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Dr Kerryn Phelps slams marriage reality shows as insult to LGBT community

Dr Kerryn Phelps slams marriage reality shows as insult to LGBT community

Dr Kerryn Phelps has slammed Channel Nine’s ‘Married at First Sight’ and Seven’s ‘Seven Year Switch’ as an insult to same-sex couples who cannot marry under Australian law. The first LGBT person and first woman to be president of the Australian Medical Association took to Facebook to voice her concerns about the programs. “What a bloody […]

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Government MPs attack Safe Schools review

Government MPs attack Safe Schools review

Conservative MPs in the federal government are reportedly not satisfied with the review into the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program and are continuing to push for the program to be scrapped. Last night Emeritus Professor Bill Louden from the University of Western Australia presented the finding of his review into the program to a group […]

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Petitions gather over 70,000 signatures supporting Safe Schools

Petitions gather over 70,000 signatures supporting Safe Schools

The Australian Greens are preparing to table two petitions in parliament showing public support for the Safe Schools Coalition program. The petitions have amassed over 70,000 signatories. The first petition is from the Greens and second is from international LGBTIQ advocacy group All Out. Together the two documents total more 70,000 signatures supporting Safe Schools. […]

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Charlie Pickering: Turnbull’s being bullied by his own party

Charlie Pickering: Turnbull’s being bullied by his own party

Comedian Charlie Pickering delivered a comedic, but achingly accurate, overview of recent political debates over marriage equality and the Safe Schools Coalition. Pickering told the audience of his TV show ‘The Weekly’ that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was being bullied by members of his own government to do things he didn’t want to do. If […]

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Multiple organisations voice support for Safe Schools Coaliton

Multiple organisations voice support for Safe Schools Coaliton

Professional organisations have continued to voice their support for the embattled safe schools Coalition anti-bullying initiative. Western Australia’s Youth Advisory Council, the State School Teachers Union of WA and the Australian Education Union (AEU) have all voiced support for the program. The delegates at the AEU’s national conference passed a motion condemning the Turnbull government […]

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