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Senator Janet Rice highlights gay conversion therapy in Australia

Senator Janet Rice highlights gay conversion therapy in Australia

Senator Janet Rice says it’s devastating that young Australians are trying to “pray the gay away” and called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull show leadership and ensure that the harmful practices of gay conversion therapy are stamped out. The Greens senator shared the story of Chris – a man who had been through a gay […]

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Rodney Croome labels AG John Quigley’s statements as “nonsense”

Western Australian Attorney General is unable to say if the McGowan government will support proposed changes to the state’s Equal Opportunity Act because the results of the federal government’s review into religious freedom in Australia has not yet been released. Yesterday The Greens MP Alison Xamon put forward a bill to amend the Equal Opportunity […]

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PFLAG calls for the release of the Ruddock religious review

PFLAG calls for the release of the Ruddock religious review

The Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) are calling on the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to release the recommendations put forward by Phillip Ruddock’s panel looking into religious freedom in Australia. PFLAG suggests that the delay in releasing the report is an extension of the long running debate over marriage equality which saw […]

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It could be weeks before we know what is in the Ruddock Review

It could be weeks before we know what is in the Ruddock Review

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been handed the Ruddock Review into religious freedom in Australia, but it could be weeks before we know what its recommendations are. The Prime Minister has thanked the review for their work but admitted it will be some time before the report’s findings are made public. “I look forward to […]

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The GLORIA’s are open for voting

The GLORIA’s are open for voting

The LGBTIQ community is often subject to judgement from external and internal forces alike, spawning comments that are at time so absurd you might think they deserve an award. Enter the GLORIAs, a ceremony launched by Labor MP Penny Sharpe, which allows the public to vote for the most outrageous and ridiculous comments thrown at […]

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Government’s religious freedom review won’t report until May

Government’s religious freedom review won’t report until May

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has extended the reporting date for the government’s religious freedom review. The Prime Minister announced yesterday that the Philip Ruddock led review will not be expected to report until May, due to the sheer number of submissions to the panel. The panel was originally due to report its findings by March […]

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Comedian Rhys Nicholson threatened with death for looking gay

Comedian Rhys Nicholson threatened with death for looking gay

Comedian Rhys Nicholson has shared that he was recently threatened with death while catching pubic transport in Melbourne. The comedian posted the story to his Twitter account sharing that on Friday night he’d been catching a train, wearing his headphones, when he noticed four men board the train. Soon one of the four began targeting […]

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Cher responds to fans concerned over Malcolm Turnbull selfie

Cher responds to fans concerned over Malcolm Turnbull selfie

Cher has responded to fans who raised concern about her selfie with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The Prime Minister took the photo with the iconic singer at Saturday’s 40th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade celebrations. Fans of the singer sent her messages on Twitter arguing that Australia’s leader has a questionable record on […]

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Submissions to Ruddock religious freedom inquiry will not be published

Submissions to Ruddock religious freedom inquiry will not be published

The federal government inquiry into religious freedom has come under fire once again, with news that submissions will be kept secret from the Australian public. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s office today revealed to the Sydney Morning Herald that the panel would not publish the submissions – which are ordinarily freely available to the public. “Submissions […]

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PM to support amendments to Smith marriage bill in lower house

PM to support amendments to Smith marriage bill in lower house

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he will support some amendments to Senator Dean Smith’s cross-party marriage bill when it reaches the House of Representatives next week. The bill, which was debated over three days in the Senate this week, passed the upper house unamended – despite numerous attempts from Liberal Senators James Paterson, David Fawcett […]

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