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24 hours and a crystal ball: LGBTQIA+ equality in our next parliament

OPINION: Brian Greig is a former WA senator and veteran LGBTIQ+ advocate I write this article one day before the election just to make a couple of points and predictions. There is only 24 hours to go, but I don’t believe we will have a clear result on Saturday night. It will take a few […]

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Teena McQueen: The Mardi Gras only goes up Oxford Street

Teena McQueen: The Mardi Gras only goes up Oxford Street

Liberal party Vice President Teena McQueen has called on the party to back conservative members over moderates in seats which have not yet locked in candidates for the upcoming federal election. McQueen’s message to party members focused in on support for LGBTIQA+ people. “The lefties in the party have to understand that the Mardi Gras […]

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Equality advocates say both parties are ignoring the views of Australians

Equality advocates say both parties are ignoring the views of Australians

Equality advocates say both major parties are ignoring the views of the Australian people following the release of reports from two parliamentary inquiries into the Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill Both reports released today endorse the Bill. Just.Equal Australia said the process had been disappointing, claiming that both inquiries were stacked with Government members, and favoured […]

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Lyle Shelton says his political future is unknown at this time

Lyle Shelton says his political future is unknown at this time

Cory Bernardi might be weighing up a return to the Liberal party after deregistering his Australian Conservatives, but the party’s official spokesperson and failed Queensland senate candidate Lyle Shelton says his own political future is unknown at this time. Speaking to Sky News about the demise of the Australian Conservatives, Lyle Shelton said he too […]

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Mathias Cormann not opposed to Cory Bernardi rejoining the Liberals

Mathias Cormann not opposed to Cory Bernardi rejoining the Liberals

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has declared that he’d happily welcome back South Australian senator Cory Bernardi into the Liberal party ranks, despite Bernardi’s decision to abandon the party just six months after the 2016 election. “I’m always like to see members in the senate join the Liberal Nation team.” Cormann told Sky News this morning. […]

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Liberal Party Vice President says Yiannopoulos just an ‘entertainer’

Liberal Party Vice President says Yiannopoulos just an ‘entertainer’

Liberal Party Vice President Teena McQueen made her debut on the ABC’s Q&A program last night, dismissing controversial provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos as an ‘entertainer’ in the wake of his ban on entering Australia. Appearing alongside feminist author Roxane Gay, Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi, Manager of Opposition Business Tony Burke and Liberal MP Craig Laundy, McQueen […]

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One Nation candidate warns of Nazi style covert gay mind control program

One Nation candidate warns of Nazi style covert gay mind control program

Does the LGBTI community use a secret Nazi style mind control program? The strange and odd beliefs of One Nation’s political candidates continue. The party’s Bateman candidate has previously claimed that the gay community covertly uses a Nazi styled mind control program to convince people to support marriage equality. Michelle Meyers, was initially announced as […]

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Bob Day vows to stay on in the senate to fight marriage equality

Bob Day vows to stay on in the senate to fight marriage equality

Family First’s Senator Bob Day has declared he’ll be staying on in the senate despite announcing his resignation last week. Senator Day took to Twitter to announce that since his party wouldn’t be able to organise a replacement for him he’s likely to stay on his role until early 2017. The South Australian senator said […]

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Can the PM find a way out of his plebiscite quagmire?

Can the PM find a way out of his plebiscite quagmire?

News Corp publications are reporting that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is considering a Plan B in light of the growing likelihood his plebiscite plan won’t get up. The Prime Minister’s Office is still declaring that the plebiscite plan is the government ‘s official policy,but the newspaper has reported that their sources have said that the […]

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Greens urge Premier to tell PM there should be no plebiscite

Greens urge Premier to tell PM there should be no plebiscite

Western Australian Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren is urging Premier Colin Barnett to advise his Liberal colleagues in Canberra against holding a plebiscite. MacLaren’s call comes as Barnett recently told media he believes there is no need for a plebiscite, and that he is disappointed a public vote may coincide with the 2017 state election in WA. “I’ve […]

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