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New study shows trust in politicians plummeting

New study shows trust in politicians plummeting

A new report from the Australian National University (ANU) has shown that Australian voters are rapidly losing trust in politicians and becoming disengaged from the political discourse. While Australians are becoming increasingly frustrated with their elected representatives, the study also showed huge support for marriage equality, our immigration program, indigenous constitutional recognition, medically assisted euthanasia […]

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LGBTIQ Allies – Well-known Australians sign petition for marriage equality

LGBTIQ Allies – Well-known Australians sign petition for marriage equality

Over one hundred well known Australian who identify as allies of the LGBTIQ community have signed a petition calling on the Australian government to drop its plan for a plebiscite on marriage. The petition that has been organised by the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and advocacy group just.equal has been supported […]

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Liberal senator Dean Smith describes the plebiscite as “an abhorrent idea”

Liberal senator Dean Smith describes the plebiscite as “an abhorrent idea”

Western Australian Liberal Senator Dean Smith has described the government’s plebiscite proposal as “an abhorrent idea” and vowed not to support it. Senator Smith has told Fairfax Media that he’d rather cross the floor or abstain on voting for the plebiscite when the legislation is presented to the senate. Smith said the decision to provide […]

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LGBTIQ community leaders call on MPs to vote against plebiscite

LGBTIQ community leaders call on MPs to vote against plebiscite

Nearly 200 LGBTIQ community leaders are calling on members of parliament to vote against plebiscite legislation and work together for a free vote on marriage equality. Community members from across disciplines from sport to the arts, religion and business have come together to declare their opposition to a public vote on marriage equality. Signatories include […]

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Archbishop Freier: Anglicans can accept yes vote in marriage plebiscite

Melbourne’s Anglican Archbishop Peter Freier has declared that the Anglican Church should be able to accept the wider population wanting to see marriage equality in civil marriages while maintaining  the church’s position that religious weddings can only be performed between people of opposing genders. Archbishop Freier has written to Australia’s other Anglican Archbishops outlining his […]

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PFLAG launch survey to gather LGBTIQ voices on marriage equality

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays have joined forces with an up-and-coming LGBTIQ advocacy group called just.equal to create a survey gauging LGBTIQ support for a plebiscite on marriage equality in the wake of the Federal Election. PFLAG and just.equal hope to spread the survey across social media to collect as many responses as […]

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Ivan Hinton-Teoh steps down from Australian Marriage Equality

Ivan Hinton-Teoh steps down from Australian Marriage Equality

Ivan Hinton-Teoh has reportedly announced he is stepping down from his role as Deputy Director of Australian Marriage Equality. Gay News Network made the announcement on Friday. Australian Marriage Equality thanked Mr Hinton-Teoh for his contribution. “Australian Marriage Equality would like to thank Ivan Hinton-Teoh for his immense contribution to the marriage equality campaign in […]

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Catholic Archbishop warns marriage equality will diminish freedom

Catholic Archbishop warns marriage equality will diminish freedom

The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney has spoken out against marriage equality, warning that same-sex marriages could see an end of religious freedoms as institutions are “expected to toe the PC line.” Speaking at the Centre for Independent Studies on Wednesday, Archbishop Anthony Fisher told his audience that he was concerned about the current public debate […]

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Watch the Videos: Love in Perth

Watch the Videos: Love in Perth

Did you get to hear all the speeches at the Love in Perth rally earlier this month. If you were way down the back, or unable to make it to the rally, now you can watch all the speeches. Hear what Ingrid Cumming, Sally Rugg, Joey Cookman McCauley, Stephanie Hastings, Ivan Hinton Teoh, Brian Greig, […]

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Thousands brave rain for Perth marriage equality rally

Thousands brave rain for Perth marriage equality rally

Looming storm clouds and steady rain did not deter over 5,000 people from attending the Love in Perth rally in support of marriage equality. Russell Square in Northbridge was aglow with colourful costumes, vibrant posters and hearty chanting against the dreary grey skies. GetUp and Australian Marriage Equality, who co-organised the event, announced that Perth […]

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