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WA Greens call on McGowan Government to ban conversion therapy

WA Greens call on McGowan Government to ban conversion therapy

The WA Greens are urging the state government to ban LGBTI+ conversion therapy following an announcement by Victorian Labor Premier Daniel Andrews yesterday. Andrews was joined by Minister for Equality Martin Foley and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos at Melbourne’s Midsumma Pride March, where he revealed the Victorian Government’s plan to prohibit LGBTI+ conversion practices […]

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Victoria launches investigation into ‘gay conversion’ therapies

Victoria launches investigation into ‘gay conversion’ therapies

The Victorian government has announced it will launch an investigation into gay conversion practices with the state’s health watchdog being given new powers to crackdown on the practice. Earlier this year the Victorian government passed new laws making it illegal to offer therapies or counselling that claim to be able to change a person’s sexuality. […]

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Coalition for Marriage says game will target children

Coalition for Marriage says game will target children

The Coalition for Marriage have raised concern about a game being developed with funding from the Victorian government, saying it will target children and attempt to “modify their behaviours”. The Victorian government has described the project as being for all ages, but the Coalition for Marriage argues that it’s an attempt to target children. Leading […]

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“Stop The F*gs”: Posters with anti-gay slur appear in Melbourne’s CBD

As Australia draws closer to the postal survey on marriage equality posters featuring an anti-gay slur have appeared in Melbourne. The posters, which were shared on Twitter, claim that “92% of children raised by gay parents are abused,” citing other questionable statistics about higher rates of obesity and depression from a study that used a […]

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Victoria will provide $1 million to support LGBTI community

Victoria will provide $1 million to support LGBTI community

Victoria’s Andrews Labor government will provide an additional $500,000 towards supporting the mental health of LGBTIQ+ Victorians during the postal survey over marriage equality. The commitment comes on top of $500,000 that was previously announced, bringing the Victorian government’s total support to $1 million dollars. Equality Minister Martin Foley made the announcement this morning. ‚ÄúNone […]

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Boy George suggests ‘Glitter Ball Stadium’ for Margaret Court Arena

Boy George suggests ‘Glitter Ball Stadium’ for Margaret Court Arena

Boy George has joined the chorus of disapproval, speaking out about the latest comments from Perth’s based religious leader Margaret Court. Speaking to News Corp, the Culture Club singer said he found Margaret Court’s comments bizarre. “You know what, it blows my mind that anyone cares. Do you know what I mean. I tweeted the […]

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Victorian government announces overhaul of Safe Schools program

Victorian government announces overhaul of Safe Schools program

The Victorian government has informed LaTrobe University that it’ll be moving the Safe Schools Coalition program to the state’s Department of Education, severing the university’s contract six months early. The move comes after the Andrews government faced pressure from conservative politicians, family groups and religious lobbyists about the program and it’s controversial co-founder Roz Ward. […]

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Safe Schools Coalition’s Roz Ward resigns from government advisory role

Safe Schools Coalition’s Roz Ward resigns from government advisory role

Roz Ward, the co-founder of the Safe Schools Coalition program which aims to stop LGBTIQ+ students from being bullied in the education system has resigned from ¬†educational advisory role with the Victorian government. Ward’s resignation follows a news report stating that she had described the Australian flag as “racist” in a private Facebook post. Gender […]

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Victoria to spend millions on LGBTI support programs

Victoria to spend millions on LGBTI support programs

Buzzfeed News have revealed that Victoria’s upcoming state budget will allocate millions of dollars to LGBTIQ support programs and anti-discrimination measures. One of the measures described as a “rural and regional road show” by Victoria’s Minister for Equality Martin Foley will visit LGBTI communities in more remote areas. Minister Foley confirmed to Buzzfeed this program […]

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Martin Foley is Victoria’s First Minister for LGBTI Equality

Martin Foley is Victoria’s First Minister for LGBTI Equality

Following Labor’s victory in Victoria’s recent state election, the new state government has appointed a minister for LGBTI equality. Martin Foley, MP of Albert Park since 2007 has been appointed to the position, making him the first government minister at a state or federal level in Australia to be given an LGBTIQ equality portfolio. The […]

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