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Nick Gorian delivers epic filibuster speech on surrogacy

Nick Gorian delivers epic filibuster speech on surrogacy

The debate over the surrogacy bill in the Legislative Council seems to have become stuck in a groove as Liberal MLC Nick Goiran delivers an epic filibuster speech on the bill. Debate on the bill began last week with Goiran kicking things off as the Liberals lead speaker. After an adjournment he picked up his […]

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Nick Goiran calls for “psychological intervention” for gender dysphoria

Nick Goiran calls for “psychological intervention” for gender dysphoria

Liberal MP Nick Goiran has shared his thoughts on how transgender people should tackle gender dysphoria. Goiran used a parliamentary debate to say he’d like to see transgender people being treated via “psychological intervention” rather than opting for physical changes to their bodies. The MP also highlighted the case of a murder is New South […]

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Shock announcement: Kelly O’Dwyer to retire at election

Shock announcement: Kelly O’Dwyer to retire at election

The Minister for Women, Kelly O’Dwyer, has announced she’s calling time on her political career and will not contest the next federal election. Her departure potentially leaves the Morrison government with one less woman in its ranks, while facing ongoing criticism for having few women on the front bench. O’Dwyer said she had made the […]

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Bill Shorten says religion should not be a topic of argument at an election

Bill Shorten says religion should not be a topic of argument at an election

Opposition leader Bill Shorten says Labor have always supported religious freedom, but they will need to see the details of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s proposed Religious Discrimination Act before saying whether or not they’ll vote for the legislation to be introduced. This morning Prime Minister Scott Morrison finally released the long awaited report from former […]

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NSW Parliament to hold Inquiry into historic LGBTI hate crimes

NSW Parliament to hold Inquiry into historic LGBTI hate crimes

New South Wales’ upper house have moved to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into hate crimes against the LGBTI+ community in Sydney between 1970 and 2010. The multi-party Inquiry will be carried out by the Social Issues Committee, following calls from the community for such an inquiry into the murders of at least 88 people over […]

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Christine Forster drops out of the race for Wentworth

Christine Forster drops out of the race for Wentworth

Christine Forster has announced she’s dropping out of the race to be the Liberal candidate for the seat of Wentworth. The Sydney seat became vacant when former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull resigned from parliament on Friday, triggering a by-election. Forster, who is a City of Sydney councilor, had announced her candidacy for pre-selection for the […]

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Christine Forster set to run for Malcolm Turnbull’s Sydney seat

Christine Forster set to run for Malcolm Turnbull’s Sydney seat

Marriage equality advocate Christine Forster has put her hand up to run in the federal seat of Wentworth upon the resignation of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The sister of Tony Abbott has told media today she plans on running for Liberal party pre-selection in the blue ribbon seat of Wentworth. “It’s a difficult situation […]

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Tim Wilson disagrees with Concetta Fierravanti-Wells about marriage debate

Tim Wilson disagrees with Concetta Fierravanti-Wells about marriage debate

Liberal MP Tim Wilson says people need to respect the democratic process that brought about same-sex marriage. Yesterday Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells announced her resignation from the Turnbull government’s ministry by publishing a scathing letter criticising the Prime Minister leadership. SenatorĀ Fierravanti-Wells said the party was hemorrhaging votes to the ‘right’ because it no longer represented conservative […]

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Liberal leader Mike Nahan will fund regional education by cutting Safe Schools

Liberal leader Mike Nahan will fund regional education by cutting Safe Schools

Liberal leader Dr Mike Nahan has announced he’ll keep regional residential colleges open by killing off the Safe Schools program that aims to create more inclusive school environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. At the Liberal party’s state conference Dr Nahan said he’d keep Moora Residential College, Landsdale College and toehr facilities open […]

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Rodney Croome labels AG John Quigley’s statements as “nonsense”

Western Australian Attorney General is unable to say if the McGowan government will support proposed changes to the state’s Equal Opportunity Act because the results of the federal government’s review into religious freedom in Australia has not yet been released. Yesterday The Greens MP Alison Xamon put forward a bill to amend the Equal Opportunity […]

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