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Stephen Bates takes over as Greens spokesperson on LGBTIQA+ issues

Stephen Bates takes over as Greens spokesperson on LGBTIQA+ issues

The Australian Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, has announced the party’s updated portfolio allocation for the upcoming 47th Parliament, ahead of the first sittings in July. With the dramatic increase in the number of Greens members elected to parliament, the party has reshuffled it’s portfolios with newly elected Queensland MP Stephen Bates taking over responsibility for […]

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Senior Greens speak out against transphobia in Victorian branch

Senior Greens speak out against transphobia in Victorian branch

Members and supporters of The Greens have raised concerns over the election of Victoria’s new convener, highlighting their past of speaking out against trans and gender diverse people. Linda Gale was elected to the position over the weekend, filling a casual vacancy for the position. Greens members have spoken out against Gale’s appointment, pointing to […]

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24 hours and a crystal ball: LGBTQIA+ equality in our next parliament

OPINION: Brian Greig is a former WA senator and veteran LGBTIQ+ advocate I write this article one day before the election just to make a couple of points and predictions. There is only 24 hours to go, but I don’t believe we will have a clear result on Saturday night. It will take a few […]

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Greens launch ambitious plan to create new homes in WA

Greens launch ambitious plan to create new homes in WA

The Greens have announced an ambitious plan to tackle the housing shortage in Western Australia. The proposal would see 118,900 homes in Western Australia over the next twenty years as part of their plan to build one million affordable homes across Australia. Announcing the plan Western Australian senator Dorinda Cox said Australia had reached a point […]

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Victorian Greens reiterate their support for transgender people

Victorian Greens reiterate their support for transgender people

The Victoria Greens have reiterated their support for transgender and gender diverse people following a wave of discussions about transgender health care and rights. “The Victorian Greens reject any suggestion that trans rights should be up for debate.” the political party said in a statement posted online. While prominent party members, including federal leader Adam […]

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On This Gay Day: Bob Brown was elected to federal parliament

Bob Brown became the first openly gay politician in Australia’s federal parliament Australian went to the polls on 2nd March 1996 bringing an end to to the Keating Labor government and bringing John Howard to power. The Hawke-Keating government has been in power for five terms since 1983. Elected to the parliament on that day […]

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Major parties urged to protect trans, gender diverse and intersex workers

Major parties urged to protect trans, gender diverse and intersex workers

LGBTIQA+ rights group Just.Equal Australia is urging Government, Opposition and cross bench Senators to support amendments this week that will finally ensure trans, gender diverse and intersex workers enjoy the same rights as other employees. The Greens senator Janet Rice (pictured) will move amendments to the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment […]

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Greens’ call to protect the rights of LGBTIQ+ people voted down

Greens’ call to protect the rights of LGBTIQ+ people voted down

The Greens called on the federal senate to voice their support for protecting the rights of gay, lesbian, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people, but the government, One Nation and independent MP Jacqui Lambie voted against it. The move follows One Nation’s failed attempt last week to pass a motion in the senate calling for […]

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LGBTIQ+ religious conversion ‘therapy’ is still hurting Western Australians

LGBTIQ+ religious conversion ‘therapy’ is still hurting Western Australians

OPINION Alison Xamon MLC is a member of The Greens in the Western Australian Parliament. LGBTIQ religious conversion ‘therapy’ is still hurting Western Australians. It is hurting them in complex and long-lasting ways. While it is impossible to quantify exactly how many Western Australians are directly affected, La Trobe University’s February 2021 report Healing Spiritual […]

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Turns out Jonathan Davis is just the right amount of camp for Brindabella

Turns out Jonathan Davis is just the right amount of camp for Brindabella

Remember Jonathan Davis, the Greens member who rivals described as “too camp” to win a seat in the ACT parliament? Well he’s having the last laugh after winning a spot in the parliament. The final votes for were counted on Friday and Davis was awarded the fifth spot in Brindabella with a lead of just […]

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