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Case against former Katter party candidates thrown out of High Court

Case against former Katter party candidates thrown out of High Court

The High Court has dismissed an appeal by an LGBTI rights activist who was seeking to sue a former Katter Party candidate over homophobic remarks. Garry Burns has pursued former Katter Party candidates Tess Corbett and Bernard Gaynor through the legal system for five years, the case leading all the way to the High Court. […]

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High Court will hand down postal survey decision on Thursday

High Court will hand down postal survey decision on Thursday

The High Court will hand down its decision on whether the Turnbull government’s proposed national survey can proceed at 12:15pm WA time on Thursday. Over the last two days the highest court in the land has heard two cases arguing that the procedure the government has used to create and fund its postal survey plan […]

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Mark McGowan confirms marriage related mental health funding will remain

Mark McGowan confirms marriage related mental health funding will remain

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has confirmed that emergency funding given to assist the LGBTI community through the marriage survey period will remain regardless of the outcome of the High Court challenge. The McGowan government recently announced that both the WA AIDS Council and Living Proud would both receive a one-off grant of an additional […]

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Pyne hopeful marriage survey will survive High Court challenges

Pyne hopeful marriage survey will survive High Court challenges

Defence Industry minister Christopher Pyne says he’s hopeful that the government’s plan to hold a postal survey on marriage equality will survive two High Court challenges. On Tuesday and Wednesday this week the High Court will hear two challenges against the government’s plan to use the Australian Bureau of Statistics to conduct the national wide […]

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Senator Rachel Siewert urges young West Aussies to get enrolled

Senator Rachel Siewert urges young West Aussies to get enrolled

Greens Senator for Western Australia Rachel Siewert is calling on Western Australians to enrol and update their details with the Australian Electoral Commission before the deadline in two days time. “I cannot urge young West Aussies strongly enough to enrol to vote before the August 24th deadline in the lead up to the postal plebiscite […]

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High Court will judge legitimacy of postal survey in September

High Court will judge legitimacy of postal survey in September

The High Court will considered two cases questioning the legitimacy of the government’s postal survey for marriage equality just days before the survey forms are sent to every Australian. The legal challenges will be heard by the full bench of the court on 5 and 6 of September, Chief Justice Susan Kiefel told a hearing […]

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Marriage equality advocates vow to fight revived plebiscite plan

Marriage equality advocates vow to fight revived plebiscite plan

Marriage equality advocates have slammed the Liberal party’s decision to maintain their policy of holding a plebiscite on marriage equality. Following a party room meeting the Liberal MPs voted to resubmit their failed plebiscite policy to the senate, adding the threat of rolling out a postal plebiscite if the opposition and crossbench don’t pass the […]

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Advocates warn postal plebiscite could be challenged in court

Advocates warn postal plebiscite could be challenged in court

Marriage equality advocates say they are seeking legal advice on a possible High Court challenge to a postal vote on marriage equality. Some government members, including the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Petter Dutton, have proposed a $40 million postal vote on the issue that will be voluntary for voters and non-binding for politicians. […]

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Equal Voices: Christian group seeks apology

Equal Voices: Christian group seeks apology

A newly formed collective of Australian Christians has come together to call for an apology to the LGBTIQ community and “address the harm” inflicted by the organised Church. Equal Voices will be holding their AGM at Pitt Street Uniting Church by former High Court justice Michael Kirby on January 30. Speaking to Buzzfeed, Equal Voices […]

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Michael Kirby to speak at Curtin University

Michael Kirby to speak at Curtin University

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG will visit Curtin University this week to present a public lecture on confronting homophobia. In the lecture, Justice Kirby will explore the crucial role universities have to play in supporting research to end homophobia in addition to all forms of LGBTIQ phobia. Following the lecture, a panel of Curtin […]

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