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NSW Labor MP Penny Sharpe quits frontbench over blood testing laws

NSW Labor MP Penny Sharpe quits frontbench over blood testing laws

New South Wales Labor MP Penny Sharpe has resigned from her position on the front-bench over the party’s support for mandatory blood testing laws. In a letter to Labor leader Jodi McKay, Sharpe resigned as a the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council and from her positions as the Shadow Minister for […]

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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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LGBTIQ+ advocates disappointed with Labor conference outcomes

LGBTIQ+ advocates disappointed with Labor conference outcomes

Rights advocates say Labor’s national conference has improved its LGBTIQ platform but failed to include key reforms, relegating them to the status of resolutions. The draft national platform submitted to Labor’s national conference at the end of March erased many of the LGBTIQ commitments from previous platforms. After lobbying from just.equal and Rainbow Labor it […]

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just.equal say Labor’s new national platform is weak on LGBTI policies

just.equal say Labor’s new national platform is weak on LGBTI policies

LGBTIQ+ community advocates say they are deeply disappointed by Labor’s weak and diminished commitments to LGBTIQ+ equality and inclusion at a national level. According to just.equal spokesperson Dr Charlie Burton, the latest draft of Labor’s national platform is a watered-down version of the consultation draft, which itself was a gutted version of what Labor took […]

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LGBTIQ+ religious conversion ‘therapy’ is still hurting Western Australians

LGBTIQ+ religious conversion ‘therapy’ is still hurting Western Australians

OPINION Alison Xamon MLC is a member of The Greens in the Western Australian Parliament. LGBTIQ religious conversion ‘therapy’ is still hurting Western Australians. It is hurting them in complex and long-lasting ways. While it is impossible to quantify exactly how many Western Australians are directly affected, La Trobe University’s February 2021 report Healing Spiritual […]

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Calls for WA government to commit to outlawing conversion therapy

Calls for WA government to commit to outlawing conversion therapy

Survivors of LGBTQIA+ conversion practices have welcomed calls by the WA Greens for Western Australia to enact legislation against it. Upper House Greens MP, Alison Xamon, signaled recently that the issue needs to be addressed locally in the wake of other states moving ahead with bans and criminal penalties. Nathan Despott, from survivor group Brave […]

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Q&A: 78er asks Julia Gillard why she didn’t support marriage equality

Q&A: 78er asks Julia Gillard why she didn’t support marriage equality

This week’s episode of ABC’s panel discussion program Q&A was a special edition, featuring former Prime Minister Julia Gillard as the sole guest. Hosted by Hamish Macdonald, the program fielded questions from the audience that spanned Gillard’s career, with the former PM speaking about her famous misogyny speech, gender, COVID-19, Tony Abbott and more. One […]

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Labor calls on govt to release submissions on Religious Discrimination Bill

Labor calls on govt to release submissions on Religious Discrimination Bill

Labor is calling on the Morrison government to show some transparency on their proposed Religious Discrimination Bill, urging for the release of submissions on the legislation. The government released their second draft of the bill earlier this month, with Attorney General Christian Porter claiming to have received almost 6,000 submissions from concerned parties. Porter’s counterpart, […]

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Rodney Croome: No more Labor excuses over religious discrimination

Rodney Croome: No more Labor excuses over religious discrimination

OPINION Labor has given numerous excuses for not yet opposing the Religious Discrimination Bill. Here’s why they are all nonsense. We’ve seen it all before…Labor is divided over an LGBTIQ issue so it concocts talking points to deflect attention. It happened when marriage equality first became an issue. To defend its support for Howard’s same-sex […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Albanese says he’s committed to LGBTIQ equality

EXCLUSIVE: Albanese says he’s committed to LGBTIQ equality

EXCLUSIVE In the wake a shock election loss, new Labor leader Anthony Albanese has been travelling the country on a ‘listening tour’ to try and gauge what are the issues Australian people are really concerned about. As the party’s new leader he’s beginning a long journey, one which he hopes will lead to a Labor […]

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