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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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Amanda Stoker goes on media blitz following criticism

Amanda Stoker goes on media blitz following criticism

On Tuesday Senator Amanda Stoker hit back at critics of her appointment as Assistant Minister for Women, spending the day in radio, TV and print media interviews. The Queensland senator said criticism from Australian of the Year, Grace Tame, and actor Magda Szubanski was misplaced. Senator Stoker said she had a long history of defending […]

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Zak Kirkup quits politics after losing the election and his own seat

Zak Kirkup quits politics after losing the election and his own seat

WA Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has declared his time in politics is over and it’s time to hand over the reins to the next generation. Kirkup was elected to parliament at the 2017 election and elevated to the role of leader just months out from the state election, but as the votes were tallied on […]

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Another Liberal candidate questioned over anti-LGBTIQ views

Another Liberal candidate questioned over anti-LGBTIQ views

Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has stepped in and shut down questions about a candidates history of supporting anti-LGBTI views for the second time during the election campaign. It’s been revealed by Nine News that the Liberal candidate for Jandakot, Mihael McCoy, is a senior figure in the Kings Chapel Church. The church was founded by […]

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Liberals dismiss candidates comments on “homosexual lobby”

Liberals dismiss candidates comments on “homosexual lobby”

The Liberal party says comments attributed to a candidate running for the Upper House about the “homosexual lobby” do not reflect his current views. Phil Twiss is unlikely to be elected on March 13, but the party has been forced to defend a number of online comments made by a person with the same name, […]

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Liberal MP Nicolle Flint announces she’s leaving politics

Liberal MP Nicolle Flint announces she’s leaving politics

South Australian Liberal MP Nicolle Flint has announced she’s quitting politics and will not stand at the next federal election. Flint declared that she would not recontest her seat of Boothby and would be bowing out of politics. During her time in parliament Flint has faced a barrage of sexist and demeaning commentary, memorably making […]

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Former PM John Howard calls for schools to retain religious exemptions

Former PM John Howard calls for schools to retain religious exemptions

Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard has called on the government to retain provisions that allow schools to fire teachers who do not meet the standards of their religion. The former Liberal leader said schools should be able to hire people based on their religious beliefs in the same way that it is accepted that […]

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Liberal leader Zak Kirkup stops candidate speaking about her views

Liberal leader Zak Kirkup stops candidate speaking about her views

Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has stepped in and stopped Victoria Park candidate Amanda-Sue Markham from answering questions about her views on homosexuality. At a media call this morning Channel Nine reporter Jacqueline Robson asked Markham about her husband’s publicly shared views on homosexuality, but before she could respond the leader stepped in and stopped her […]

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Dean Nalder and Zak Kirkup nominate for the Liberal leadership

Dean Nalder and Zak Kirkup nominate for the Liberal leadership

Dean Nalder and Zak Kirkup have both put their hands up to be the next leader of the WA Liberal party after the shock resignation of Liza Harvey. On Sunday morning Harvey announced she’s vacate the leadership role and allow new blood to take the party to the state election in March 2021. Harvey said […]

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Senator Dean Smith triumphs as he moves up on the Liberal ticket

Senator Dean Smith triumphs as he moves up on the Liberal ticket

Senator Dean Smith has been moved up the Liberal party’s senate ticket for the next federal election, he’ll now hold the number two spot on the ticket behind Senator Michaela Cash. The new arrangements were triggered by the retirement of Senator Mathias Cormann. It has been reported that the powerful Christian lobby within the WA […]

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