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Morrison government facing election wipeout according to latest Newspoll

Morrison government facing election wipeout according to latest Newspoll

Labor could win as many as additional 12 seats in the federal parliament if an election was held today according to the latest Newspoll published in The Australian newspaper. Such a result would see Labor hold a majority of 80 seats in the House of Representatives and deliver a crushing defeat to the coalition. While political […]

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Calls for Tanya Plibersek to clarify Labor’s position on Religious Discrimination

Calls for Tanya Plibersek to clarify Labor’s position on Religious Discrimination

Just.Equal Australia are calling on Member for Sydney, Tanya Plibersek to clarify Labor’s position on the Religious Discrimination Bill. The lobby group has written to her asking where Labor stands. Spokesperson Brian Greig said Plibersek’s comments about the bill were ambiguous. “Ms Plibersek has said Labor will not be giving support to any proposals that […]

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Plibersek says Labor won’t accept any rights being reduced by Religious Discrimination bill

Plibersek says Labor won’t accept any rights being reduced by Religious Discrimination bill

Labor’s Shadow Minister for Education, Tanya Plibersek, says while Labor has indicated they’ll won’t be opposing the Religious Discrimination bill in the House of Representatives, they’ll not be giving support to any proposals that see discrimination being allowed against other members of the community. Appearing on ABC RN Breakfast this morning Plibersek responded to a […]

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Labor won’t oppose the Religious Discrimination bill in the lower house

Labor won’t oppose the Religious Discrimination bill in the lower house

The Labor party has confirmed it does not plan to oppose the Religious Discrimination bill in the House of Representatives, but argues that the government should not force a vote before the report from the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights is delivered. The third version of the contentious legislation was introduced into parliament last […]

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Just.Equal calls on Labor to reject the Religious Discrimination bill

Just.Equal calls on Labor to reject the Religious Discrimination bill

Just.Equal Australia has launched a new campaign targeted at federal Labor politicians which calls on them to protect anti-discrimination laws by opposing the Religious Discrimination Bill. Spokesperson for Just.Equal, Brian Greig, said Labor needs to hear from vulnerable communities who were deeply alarmed that it might abandon them by supporting the extreme Religious Discrimination Bill. […]

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Labor says sexuality and gender questions should have been in the census

just.equal Australia has welcomed support from Shadow Assistant Treasurer Stephen Jones for counting LGBTIQA+ people in the Census. Jones, whose portfolio covers the Bureau of Statistics and the Census, made the comment following a call from just.equal Australia on Friday for Labor to reveal its policy on the issue. Labor’s stance contrasts with the Federal […]

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just.equal calls on Labor to commit to LGBTIQ inclusion in 2026 census

just.equal calls on Labor to commit to LGBTIQ inclusion in 2026 census

Equality advocates want a commitment from Labor to counting LGBTIQA+ Australians in the 2026 Census. just.equal Australia has written to Labor’s shadow assistant treasurer, Stephen Jones, asking for Labor’s position and seeking a commitment to questions about sexual orientation, gender identity and variations of sex characteristics. The national advocacy group has partnered with a number […]

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Rodney Croome: We can defeat the religious privilege bill – here’s how

Rodney Croome: We can defeat the religious privilege bill – here’s how

OPINION: Rodney Croome is a long-time LGBTQIA+ advocate. History is repeating. Ahead of the 2004 election the Howard Government sought to wedge Labor and pick up seats in Western Sydney by introducing a bill banning the recognition of same-sex marriages. It was a backlash to growing legal recognition of same-sex partners. It came straight out of […]

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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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