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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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Polling shows Liberal support for Deves may cost them other seats

Polling shows Liberal support for Deves may cost them other seats

New polling commissioned by Equality Australia has shown that the Liberal party’s support for embattled Warringah candidate Katherine Deves may have had a negative effect on other seats the government is hoping to hold on to at the federal election. The selection of ‘Save Women’s Sport’ candidate Deves has caused a furor over her long […]

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PM stands by Katherine Deves as her previous comments pile up

PM stands by Katherine Deves as her previous comments pile up

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out disendorsing Warringah candidate Katherine Deves, saying people should focus on her core argument about ‘protecting women’s sport’. “Katherine is passionate about the issue of women and girls in sport, and I think the position that she’s set out on that issue is one that I think finds a […]

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Deves claimed SCG is permanently changing the Ladies Pavilion to the ‘Pride Pavilion’

Deves claimed SCG is permanently changing the Ladies Pavilion to the ‘Pride Pavilion’

Liberal candidate Katherine Deves claimed the Sydney Cricket Ground is removing the historic Ladies Pavilion and permanently renaming it the “Pride Pavilion” following the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras being held at the stadium. Deves made the claim while appearing on an online panel for International Women’s Day. In the a conversation hosted by […]

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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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Did Katherine Deves suggest 50% of trans women are sex offenders?

Did Katherine Deves suggest 50% of trans women are sex offenders?

Liberal candidate for Warringah Katherine Deves may have deleted all her social media accounts before running for parliament, but people have screenshots of some of her most outrageous claims. Twenty per cent of men are sex offenders, and fifty per cent of transgender women? Loud and proud trans rights advocate and athlete Kirsti Miller re-posted […]

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Katherine Deves apologises for calling trans people ‘mutilated’

Katherine Deves apologises for calling trans people ‘mutilated’

NSW Liberal candidate Katherine Deves has apologised for comments she had previously made on social media, including references describing people who are transgender as being “surgically mutilated.” The founder of Save Women’s Sport Australasia was hand picked by Prime Minister Scott Morrison to be the candidate for Warringah, the Sydney seat that is currently held […]

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Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein praised for LGBTQIA+ support

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein praised for LGBTQIA+ support

Retiring Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein has been praised for his support for LGBTIQA+ communities during his two decades of public service. The Liberal Premier made a shock announcement on Monday that he would be retiring from politics. Rodney Croome on behalf of Equality Tasmania said Gutwein had a long history of supporting inclusion and equity. […]

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Tasmania’s premier Peter Gutwein announces he’s quitting politics

Tasmania’s premier Peter Gutwein announces he’s quitting politics

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein has made the surprise announcement that he is quitting politics. At a press conference this afternoon Gutwein said “I’ve focused on everyone else’s family, I know want to spend some time focusing on my own.” The Premier said the last two years had been particularly tough and he no longer had […]

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