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Protest against Basil Zempilas organised for this Saturday

Protest against Basil Zempilas organised for this Saturday

Local LGBTQIA+ advocates have rallied local community members for a protest against Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas. The protest comes after the Lord Mayor made offensive comments about trans, gender diverse and intersex people earlier this week. The Facebook event page begins by declaring “Perth’s new mayor, Basil Zempilas, is nothing but a transphobic and […]

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89 organisations have voiced concern about Mark Latham’s anti-discrimination bill

89 organisations have voiced concern about Mark Latham’s anti-discrimination bill

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has joined 89 organisations in a joint statement and new website opposing One Nation’s Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020 (the Bill) and supporting laws in NSW that protect everyone equally. Today the a joint select committee in the New South Wales parliament has begun hearings relating […]

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NSW protesters defy ban to march against Latham’s anti-trans Bill

NSW protesters defy ban to march against Latham’s anti-trans Bill

LGBTQIA+ advocates and allies in New South Wales took to the streets over the weekend to march against a transphobic Bill currently before the state’s parliament. The protest, led by Community Action for Rainbow Rights (CARR), was organised in opposition to NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham’s Education Bill. The bill would amend the state’s […]

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Lotterywest criticised after it declined to fund Margaret Court

Lotterywest criticised after it declined to fund Margaret Court

Lotterywest has been criticised for a decision not to provide funding to Margaret Court’s Victory Life church. Lotterywest has confirmed that they board unanimously decided not to fund an application from Court’s Victory Life church who had been hoping to buy a new freezer truck to meet growing demand for their charity services.  The funding […]

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NSW leaders urged to stand with trans kids against Mark Latham Bill

NSW leaders urged to stand with trans kids against Mark Latham Bill

New South Wales peak transgender support organisation The Gender Centre has teamed up with just.equal on a new initiative, urging political leaders not to support anti-transgender legislation introduced by Mark Latham. The Education Amendment Bill, put forward by NSW One Nation leader Latham, would prohibit any recognition of trans and gender diverse kids in schools, […]

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Petition to fight Mark Latham’s anti-LGBTIQ+ education bill in NSW

Petition to fight Mark Latham’s anti-LGBTIQ+ education bill in NSW

A petition to prevent the passing of the One Nation-led Education Legislation Amendment Bill in New South Wales is circulating the internet, gathering national support. The petition has garnered almost 60,000 signatures over the last two weeks, demanding the Bill not pass New South Wales state parliament. “It is wrong, unfair and it is discrimination,” […]

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Binary launches anti-trans kit and sends it to 500 schools

Anti-transgender group Binary have launched a tool kit for parents which they say is needed to protect schools from gender fluidity. Binary leader Kirralie Smith says the kit will be available across Australia. The project was launched at New South Wales Parliament House by One Nation’s NSW leader Mark Latham and has the backing of […]

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Daisy Cousens says people should move on from Israel Folau

Daisy Cousens says people should move on from Israel Folau

Conservative youth commentator Daisy Cousens says people should get over being offended by Israel Folau’s biblical statements about transgender and gay people. The YouTube star, who boasts over 100,000 followers, shared her thoughts on Monday night’s edition of The Bolt Report. Cousens said she didn’t agree with Folau’s views but said the criticism of him […]

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Mark Latham uses inaugural speech to attack ‘fluid sexuality’

Mark Latham uses inaugural speech to attack ‘fluid sexuality’

One Nation’s NSW leader Mark Latham has used his inaugural speech in the NSW parliament to attack gender and sexual fluidity, and voice support for embattled rugby player Israel Folau. Latham spoke of his appreciation of western society saying from the enlightenment to the industrial revolution there had been major advancements in health care and education, […]

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Mark Latham wants new religious freedom laws in NSW

Mark Latham wants new religious freedom laws in NSW

Mark Latham, One Nation’s leader in New South Wales, says he will push for laws to be introduced that will allow service providers to turn away clients seeking goods and services for same-sex weddings. The former Labor leader was successfully elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly and is due to give his inaugural speech on […]

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