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Trent Zimmerman tells Martyn Iles: “I have no intention of repenting being gay”

Trent Zimmerman tells Martyn Iles: “I have no intention of repenting being gay”

Federal Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman has a clear message for Martyn Iles, the head of the Australian Christian Lobby. “I have no intention of repenting being gay,” the Liberal member for North Sydney said during his appearance on the ABC’s Q+A program on Thursday night. The declaration came as Iles, the Managing Director of the […]

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Israel Folau no longer being considered by Illawarra Dragons

Israel Folau no longer being considered by Illawarra Dragons

Former Wallaby Israel Folau is no longer being considered for a return to the Australian professional rugby scene by the St George Illawarra Dragons. It was revealed earlier this week that the New South Wales had formally approached the NRL over their intentions to recruit Folau, despite his sacking by Rugby Australia in 2019 over […]

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Pride in Sport respond to reports Israel Folau could play for NRL

Pride in Sport respond to reports Israel Folau could play for NRL

Australia’s leading sports inclusion program Pride in Sport has responded to the news that a New South Wales team is eyeing Israel Folau for the National Rugby League. The Illawarra Dragons have reportedly formally approached the NRL to consider their application to recruit the former Wallaby, who was sacked for posting anti-LGBTQIA+ views to his […]

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Dragons application could see Israel Folau brought into NRL

Dragons application could see Israel Folau brought into NRL

An application from a New South Wales rugby team could see Israel Folau return to the NRL after being embroiled in a legal battle with Rugby Australia over his views on homosexuality which saw him sacked from the code in 2019. According to the¬†Sydney Morning Herald, St George Illawarra (The Dragons) have applied to the […]

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just.equal: Folau supporters show double standards in van Diemen row

just.equal: Folau supporters show double standards in van Diemen row

National LGBTIQ+ advocacy group just.equal are drawing attention to the heated response to a tweet from Victoria’s Deputy Chief Health Officer last week. just.equal have highlighted that many high profile Australians, including the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, have condemned Dr Annaliese van Diemen for comparing COVID-19 to the arrival […]

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Sporting bodies join forces against Religious Discrimination Bill

Sporting bodies join forces against Religious Discrimination Bill

Seven of Australia’s peak sporting organisations have criticised the government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill in a submission to the Attorney General’s office. The Coalition of Major Professional & Participation Sport (COMPPS) – which is comprised of Cricket Australia, Tennis Australia, Rugby Australia, Netball Australia, the AFL, NRL and FFA – have delivered a document to […]

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Israel Folau accuses Rugby Australia panel member of bias

Israel Folau accuses Rugby Australia panel member of bias

Rugby player Israel Folau has accused one of the three panel members at Rugby Australia who reviewed his employment of bias. Rugby Australia dismissed the multi-millionaire player over his social media posts that’s claimed that homosexuals, drunkards, fornicators, idolators and others were going to hell. The decision to cancel Folau’s contact was made by a […]

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Israel Folau launches legal action against Rugby Australia

Israel Folau launches legal action against Rugby Australia

Rugby player Israel Folau has confirmed he’s moving forward with his legal action against Rugby Australia and the NSW Waratahs. Rugby Australia sacked Folau, ending his multimillion dollar contract, after he posted several comments about homosexuality and religion to social media. Rugby Australia argue that Folau breached their player’s code of ethics with the posts. […]

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ACL says Folau will refund money not used in legal campaign

ACL says Folau will refund money not used in legal campaign

Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Martyn Iles has promised that money raised for rugby player Israel Folau’s legal action against Rugby Australia will not be used for any other purpose. In his regular YouTube video update Iles said Folau and the Australian Christian Lobby would be returning any unused funds to donors pro rata. “He’s […]

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ACL pauses campaign for Israel Folau with over $2 million raised

ACL pauses campaign for Israel Folau with over $2 million raised

The Australian Christian Lobby has hit the pause button on their fundraising campaign for Israel Folau with over $2 million raised for the multi-millionaire rugby player. Folau is appealing to the public to help fund his legal action against Rugby Australia who terminated his employment contract in relation to a series of social media posts […]

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