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Pauline Hanson is worried that the words ‘Mum and Dad’ will be outlawed

Pauline Hanson is worried that the words ‘Mum and Dad’ will be outlawed

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is worried that the words ‘Mum’ and ‘Dad’ will be outlawed if same-sex marriage becomes a reality in Australia. Speaking about the Marriage Law Survey (Additional Safeguards) Bill 2017 in the senate yesterday, Senator Hanson said down the track it could become difficult for Australia’s school teachers if children who had same-sex […]

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LGBTI+ advocates call for permanent anti-vilification laws

Equality advocates have questioned why vilification against LGBTI Australians is only unacceptable during the marriage equality postal vote and not at other times. Responding to legislation passed by the Federal Government this morning to outlaw hate speech during the three month postal survey, advocates are asking MPs why such protections are not applied permanently. Spokesperson […]

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NSW Labor push for stronger hate speech laws

NSW Labor push for stronger hate speech laws

NSW Labor leader Luke Foley is pushing for stronger discrimination laws in his home state, claiming the current laws fall short of protecting citizens from hate speech and abuse. The state’s leader of the opposition is concerned that the law in its current state requires five pieces of evidence to prove an individual is guilty […]

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