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Dean Smith wins the inaugural McKinnon Prize Political Leader of the Year

Dean Smith wins the inaugural McKinnon Prize Political Leader of the Year

Liberal Senator Dean Smith has been awarded a new prize for political leadership. Senator Smith was named the inaugural recipient of the McKinnon Prize Political Leader of the Year. The award is given by the Susan McKinnon Foundation and the University of Melbourne. Among the judging panel was former prime ministers Julia Gillard and John Howard, alongside […]

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Australian Sikh leader says marriage equality will destroy humanity

The secretary of the National Sikh Council of Australia, Bawa Singh Jagdev, has told a Senate Inquiry Committee that marriage equality will “destroy the human race.” Mr Jagdev, who was awarded the Order of Australia in 2012, also said he believes same-sex couples should call their relationships “homo-unions” during his submission to the Senate Inquiry […]

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Rugby club founder and HIV advocate among Australia Day honourees

Rugby club founder and HIV advocate among Australia Day honourees

Andrew Purchas (pictured, third from left), the founder of Sydney’s gay rugby club The Convicts, is among those named in today’s Australia Day honours. Purchas was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the general division. The award recognises his service to rugby union and the social inclusion of LGBTI people. Purchas told the ABC that […]

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Julia Gillard says yes to marriage equality

Julia Gillard says yes to marriage equality

Appearing at the University of Victoria to honour retired Justice of the High Court of Australia Michael Kirby, former Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced that she now supports marriage equality and urges Parliament to act. Ms Gillard tweeted the transcript to her speech, where she addresses the work of Justice Kirby, who came out in […]

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Gillard Now Believes Marriage Equality is Inevitable

Gillard Now Believes Marriage Equality is Inevitable

Channel Nine are set to air a major interview with Julia Gillard tonight and the former Prime Minister has changed her stance on marriage equality. In the interview the former Prime Minister rreportedly said; “I’ve got what may be in the modern age a kind of old-fashioned, feminist view about, can we take the traditional […]

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Bibliophile: The Stalking of Julia Gillard

The Stalking of Julia Gillard by Kerry-Anne Walsh Allen & Unwin Kerry-Anne Walsh was press secretary for Bob Hawke before reporting from Canberra’s press gallery for the next 25 years for print, radio and television. She knows ‘what a bastard of a business politics and journalism can be’ and became disenchanted with political spin and […]

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Sattler to Sue 6PR

Sattler to Sue 6PR

Sacked Shock Jock Howard Sattler is suing his former employer 6PR for unfair dismissal claiming that his termination was unwarranted. The talk back host was suspended and then dismissed after he asked Prime Minister Julia Gillard if he partner Tim Mathieson was gay. Satler has filed a writ in a the supreme court that claims […]

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Stuff Said

“Now I get to say I knew you when you suffered, when you felt unequal, when you felt there was nothing to look forward to, I knew you then, and I knew you when, but I really know you now”. Lady Gaga, following the US Supreme Court decision to deem DoMA unconstitutional. “What I am […]

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Gillard Says The Job Will be Easier for Next Woman

Gillard Says The Job Will be Easier for Next Woman

Prime Minister Julia Gillard said it was a great honour to be leader of the Labor party and highlighted her government’s achievements. Following her loss of the leadership and Prime Minister-ship to Kevin Rudd, Ms Gillard announced that she would not be contesting her seat of Lawler in the next election. Ms Gillard said the […]

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Rudd Returns as Prime Minister

Rudd Returns as Prime Minister

Kevin Rudd is once again Australia’s Prime Minister following a showdown with rival Julia Gillard. Three years and three days after the former Prime Minister was ousted from the position the tables were turned. Mr Rudd won the position 57 votes to Ms Gillard’s 45 votes. Speaking to the media late on Wednesday evening Mr […]

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