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Labor drops LGBTI vilification protections in latest policy document

Labor drops LGBTI vilification protections in latest policy document

Concern has been raised over the Labor Party’s latest draft national policy platform as it removes many of the previous commitments the party had made to LGBTIQA+ rights. Rights group Just.Equal Australia has condemned the party’s decision to weaken what they describe as “the already sparse LGBTIQA+ commitments in its national platform.” LGBTIQA+ advocate, Alastair […]

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Just.Equal Survey: Labor lost 1 in 5 LGBTQIA+ voters at last election

Just.Equal Survey: Labor lost 1 in 5 LGBTQIA+ voters at last election

National advocacy group Just.Equal Australia have released the findings of a new survey, exploring LGBTIQA+ voting habits at the last federal election. A national sample of LGBTQIA+ voters and allies were presented with a serious of questions to identify what factors influenced their vote when Labor and Anthony Albanese formed government last year. Results found […]

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Plibersek voices support for changing the rules around blood donation

Plibersek voices support for changing the rules around blood donation

Senior federal Labor MP, Tanya Plibersek, has written to the Let Us Give campaign saying she supports a review of the Red Cross Lifeblood’s ban on whole-blood donation from gay men, and bisexual men, trans women and some non-binary people who have sex with men. Let Us Give spokesperson, Andrew Badcock welcomed the support from […]

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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

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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