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PM Anthony Albanese announces his ministerial positions

PM Anthony Albanese announces his ministerial positions

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced his appointments to Ministerial positions, revealing a shake-up of portfolios. During the election campaign Albanese has stated that he expected the ministerial positions to be filled by members of his team who had served as the opposing Shadow Ministers in opposition, but the loss of both Terri Butler and […]

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Labor set to form majority government with 76 seats

Labor set to form majority government with 76 seats

The Labor party are on track to form a majority government with at least 76 seats. The party looks set to win the seat of Macnamara in suburban Melbourne, giving it a majority in the 151 seat lower house. The latest counting update from the Australian Electoral Commission shows Labor’s Josh Burns is well ahead […]

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24 hours and a crystal ball: LGBTQIA+ equality in our next parliament

OPINION: Brian Greig is a former WA senator and veteran LGBTIQ+ advocate I write this article one day before the election just to make a couple of points and predictions. There is only 24 hours to go, but I don’t believe we will have a clear result on Saturday night. It will take a few […]

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May 17: IDAHOBIT is needed now as much has ever

May 17: IDAHOBIT is needed now as much has ever

Today marks 32 years since the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its official register of diseases. To note the annual passing of this important historical rights achievement IDAHO Day was launched 17 years ago. Since then International Day Against Homophobia has broadened its acronym to include people who are transgender, bi+, ace+ or intersex […]

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Labor’s commitment to supporting HIV organisations welcomed

Labor’s commitment to supporting HIV organisations welcomed

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) has welcomed new commitments from Federal Labor to end Australia’s HIV epidemic and bolster the health of LGBTIQ+ people. Labor has announced that, if elected, it will establish a bipartisan taskforce to drive the effort to end HIV transmission and also restore funding to peak organisations involved in the community-led HIV response. It […]

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Anthony Albanese will campaign from home after Covid diagnosis

Anthony Albanese will campaign from home after Covid diagnosis

Labor leader Anthony Albanese is going to to spend the next week campaigning from home after he received a positive diagnosis for Covid-19. Albanese was scheduled to return to Western Australia this morning and continue campaigning in some of the marginal seats in the state, but his plans were put on ice last night when […]

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WA MP Stuart Aubrey shares his coming out experience

WA MP Stuart Aubrey shares his coming out experience

Western Australian Labor MP Stuart Aubrey recently shared his coming out experience in the state’s parliament, giving his colleagues an insight into the psychological stress that many LGBTIQA+ people go through in accepting their sexuality and sharing the information with friends and family. Aubrey, the member for the beachside seat of Scarborough, was elected at […]

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Catholic schools call for Religious Discrimination law plan

Catholic schools call for Religious Discrimination law plan

The National Catholic Education Commission has called on both major parties to clarify how they will bring forward federal legislation for Religious Discrimination. Former Labor Minister Jacinta Collins, who heads the group, has written to both leaders asking them to finalise legislation within their first 100 days of a new parliamentary term. The Morrison government […]

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Albanese says Morrison should accept responsibility for picking Deves

Albanese says Morrison should accept responsibility for picking Deves

Labor leader Anthony Albanese says it’s extraordinary that the Prime Minister is putting his support behind Warringah candidate Katherine Deves, when her selection is clearing driving a wedge through the Liberal party and wider society. Albanese said the selection of Deves as a candidate was an issue for the Liberal party, but he’d never have […]

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Anthony Albanese: We have the right team and a plan for Australia

Anthony Albanese: We have the right team and a plan for Australia

Labor leader Anthony Albanese says the team he leads have a plan for the future and are ready to govern Australia. The opposition leader welcomed the news that the federal election would be held on Saturday 21st May and said his team had the right plan for Australia’s future. “This election will determine whether we […]

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