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Two more awards returned in protest of Margaret Court honour

Two more awards returned in protest of Margaret Court honour

Two more recipients of Australia’s top honours have returned their awards in opposition to the decision to elevate Margaret Court to the highest level of the order. Former Australian consul-general to Bali, Brent Hall, and medical professor Caroline de Costa have both announced they will be relinquishing their titles in light of Court’s promotion. Hall, […]

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“Bad theology”: Religious leader returns Order of Australia after Court honour

Former Uniting Church president, the Reverend Alistair Macrae, has joined a growing number of Australians who have chosen to give up their Order of Australia honours in light of religious leader Margaret Court’s promotion to Companion of the Order of Australia. Victoria’s Reverend Macrae will join prolific journalist Kerry O’Brien, Canberra doctor and trans woman […]

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Margaret Court insists being gay is a choice people make

Margaret Court insists being gay is a choice people make

Controversial religious leader Margaret Court has spoken about the ongoing criticism over her elevation to the Companion of the Order of Australia. Speaking to Liam Bartlett in Perth radio station 6PR Reverend Court said people needed to realise that her most recent award for her champion tennis career, while claiming her previous appointment as an […]

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Broadcaster Kerry O’Brien rejects Australia Day honour

Broadcaster Kerry O’Brien rejects Australia Day honour

Respected journalist Kerry O’Brien has rejected his Australia Day award telling the award organisers that their decision to give religious leader Margaret Court Australia’s highest honour was “deeply insensitive” and “divisive”. On Sunday the former host of the ABC’s Lateline and 7:30 Report wrote to the Governor General’s secretary Paul Singer and informed them he would be […]

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Canberra doctor Clara Tuck Meng Soo returns Order of Australia in protest

Canberra doctor Clara Tuck Meng Soo returns Order of Australia in protest

Canberra doctor, Clara Tuck Meng Soo, has returned her Order of Australia Medal in protest against Margaret Court receiving a second, higher Order of Australia. In a letter to the Governor-General Dr Soo said the decision to award Margaret Court sent a message to LGBTIQ+ youth thast discrimination was tolerated in the Australian community. “By […]

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Court says nobody ever told her that they find her statements offensive

Court says nobody ever told her that they find her statements offensive

Religious leader Margaret Court has described the controversy over her being awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia as “disappointing” and says nobody has ever told her her views or statements are offensive. Speaking to The West Australian the former tennis champion said she was disappointed that news of her being given one of Australia’s […]

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Anthony Albanese questions if Court is really being awarded for tennis

Anthony Albanese questions if Court is really being awarded for tennis

Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese has questioned if Margaret Court is really being given an Australia Day Honour for her contributions to tennis. The independent committee, that operates under the purview of the Governor-General, has been criticised today after it was revealed that the retired tennis star turned religious leader would be given thre Companion […]

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Alison Xamon says Australia Day Awards should not reward hate speech

Alison Xamon says Australia Day Awards should not reward hate speech

Greens spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity Hon Alison Xamon MLC has strongly opposed the decision of the National Australia Day Council to promote former tennis player and religious leader Margaret Court to Companion Division in the Order of Australia. Xamon said the decision to award Court yet another award was inappropriate given her widely-publicised, […]

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Margaret Court to be awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia

Margaret Court to be awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia

There are reports that Margaret Court will be awarded one of Australia’s highest honours, the Companion of the Order of Australia at next week’s Australia Day celebrations. The news was first reported online by writer and broadcaster Justin Smith who said while Reverend Court had impressive achievements in tennis, her many negative statements about same-gender […]

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Margaret Court says “devil” comments were said by “somebody else”

Margaret Court says “devil” comments were said by “somebody else”

Religious leader Margaret Court has accused the media of making up comments where she associated transgender people with the devil. Speaking at during an online broadcast from her Victory Life Church in Perth this morning Reverend Court commented on the recent decision of Lotterywest to reject an application for funding from her group saying she […]

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