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Advocates welcome Porter’s commitment to protect state laws

Advocates welcome Porter’s commitment to protect state laws

LGBTI equality advocates have welcomed a commitment from federal Attorney-General, Christian Porter, that proposed religious discrimination and freedom laws will not interfere with existing state and territory discrimination protections. But they remain concerned about “the devil in the detail” of federal legislation, and have called on Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese to give an iron-clad […]

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Cory Bernardi to deregister his party Australian Conservatives

Cory Bernardi to deregister his party Australian Conservatives

Senator Cory Bernardi has announced he’ll deregister his political party Australian Conservatives citing its lack of political success and dwindling funds. “The inescapable conclusion from our lack of political success, our financial position and the re-election of a Morrison-led Government is that the rationale for the creation of the Australian Conservatives is no longer valid,” […]

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Coalition are set to form majority government with at least 76 seats

Coalition are set to form majority government with at least 76 seats

Returning Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the coalition have won 75 of the 76 seats needed to form a majority government in the House of Representatives. Final counts of marginal seats are still showing major support for the coalition on a two-party preferred basis, with the government looking to win 75 to 76 seats and […]

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Will Gladys Liu make it into the Australian parliament?

Will Gladys Liu make it into the Australian parliament?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared victory in the 2019 federal election and remains hopeful that he’ll be able to form a majority government in his own right. One of the seats that has gone down to the wire is Chisholm, where the incumbent member Julia Banks is not running. Having defected from the Liberals […]

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PM Scott Morrison wins a third term for Liberals, thanks ‘quiet Australians’

PM Scott Morrison wins a third term for Liberals, thanks ‘quiet Australians’

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has claimed victory in the 2019 federal election delivering a shock win for the Liberal party and defying opinion polls and pundits. The Prime Minister said it was due to quiet, hard working, Australians that he had defied the odds and been able to take the Liberal party to a third […]

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Victorian Liberal candidate argued against same-sex adoption

Victorian Liberal candidate argued against same-sex adoption

A Victorian Liberal candidate previously argued against same-sex couples being allowed to adopt saying that children should be raised by parents of opposite genders. Peter Bain is the Liberal candidate for the new seat of Fraser in the outer suburbs of Melbourne. Bain was previously a candidate for the Family First Party, but defected to […]

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Liberals stand by another candidate with anti-gay posts

Liberals stand by another candidate with anti-gay posts

The Liberal party are standing by their candidate for the NSW seat of Greenway, despite Allan Green admitting to making a series of anti-gay and anti-Muslim social media posts in the past. Allan Green has distanced himself from several social media posts he made in the past, arguing that they were not his personal views, […]

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Liberal candidate Gurpal Singh asked to resign over rape comments

Liberal candidate Gurpal Singh asked to resign over rape comments

The Liberal party has demanded Gurpal Singh their candidate for the Victorian seat of Scullin tender his resignation. The party, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison, had stood by Singh over comments he’d made linking same-sex marriage and pedophilia, but further revelations that he’d once referred to a man who raped his wife as the “real […]

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More pressure on Liberal candidate Gurpal Singh over rape comments

More pressure on Liberal candidate Gurpal Singh over rape comments

The Liberal candidate for the division of Scullin is facing more questions about offensive comments on social media after it was revealed he had allegedly made a number of comments blaming a woman for being raped by her partner. Gurpal Singh said he had “no sympathy” for a woman who was raped by her husband, […]

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PM stands by candidate who linked same-sex marriage and pedophilia

PM stands by candidate who linked same-sex marriage and pedophilia

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out removing a Liberal party candidate who previously linked same-sex marriage and pedophilia. Last week the Prime Minister chastised Labor when they resisted removing a candidate who had made a number of offensive social media posts. “The standard you walk by is the standard you accept,” the Prime Minister […]

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