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Debate over WA’s surrogacy laws recommences, Nick Gorian is still talking

Debate over WA’s surrogacy laws recommences, Nick Gorian is still talking

Debate over proposed changes to Western Australia’s surrogacy laws has recommend with Liberal MP Nick Goiran continuing his epic filibuster speech on the subject. Debate began back in mid-February with Gorian kicking off the debate as the opposition’s lead speaker. So far the South-Metro MP is the only member to speak to the issue, his […]

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LGBTI rights advocates call on Hastie to explain his religious campaigning

LGBTI rights advocates call on Hastie to explain his religious campaigning

Equality advocates at Just.Equal have called on the Member for Canning, Andrew Hastie, to explain to his electorate why he supports publicly-funded faith schools having the right to deny educational opportunities to LGBTI students and sack LGBTI teachers. The call comes in the wake of news yesterday, that Mr Hastie has been rallying religious leaders […]

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WA Labor accused of homophobia over Christopher Pyne post

WA Labor accused of homophobia over Christopher Pyne post

The WA Labor party has been accused of casual homophobia after posting a video which depicts retiring Liberal Minister Christopher Pyne as Queen singer Freddie Mercury. The short video which was posted to party’s social media platforms on Saturday superimposes the retiring Defence Minister’s head on the body of the late Queen singer as he […]

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Steve Ciobo and Christopher Pyne both expected to resign

Steve Ciobo and Christopher Pyne both expected to resign

Prime Minister Scott Morrison looks likely to lose two more Ministers ahead of the federal election with Defence Industry Steve Ciobo and Defence Minister Christopher Pyne both expected to announce their resignations. It has been reported that Ciobo has already pre-recorded an interview with Sky News where he announces his retirement from politics. Christopher Pyne […]

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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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