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Michael Kirby says the government should release the Ruddock Review

Michael Kirby says the government should release the Ruddock Review

Former High Court judge Michael Kirby says the Morrison government should release the Ruddock Review into religious freedom and let all Australians know what the report recommends. Speaking the ABC Radio National on Thursday Kirby said people should be suspicious of the government’s plans for religious freedom, warning that secularism was at risk. Kirby said […]

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Michael Kirby: The ‘jury’s out’ on Morrison’s love for LGBTI Australians

Michael Kirby: The ‘jury’s out’ on Morrison’s love for LGBTI Australians

Former High Court judge Michael Kirby says the jury is still out on whether Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s proclaimed love for all Australians also includes LGBTI Australians. The respected justice and legal scholar was speaking at the 2018 Australian Ally Conference in Perth during the week and on Friday night delivered the third annual human […]

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Professor David Cooper remembered for leadership in HIV/AIDS response

UNSW Scientia Professor David Cooper AC, a global leader in the response to HIV/AIDS, was remembered earlier today at a public memorial at Sydney Town Hall. More than 1000 people gathered to pay tribute to Professor Cooper, immunologist and director of the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney for 32 years, who had dedicated his life […]

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Michael Kirby calls for attention to be given to LGBTIQ elders

Michael Kirby calls for attention to be given to LGBTIQ elders

Former High Court Justice Michael Kirby has called for Australians to have more awareness about older members of the LGBTIQ community noting that many people may not recognise the gay and lesbian people around them. “People who are LGBTIQ have gone through their lives doing a deal with society, and that deal was that they […]

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Jennifer Westacott signs on as patron of Pride in Diversity

Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia, Jennifer Westacott, has been announced as a co-patron of ACON’s national not-for-profit program for LGBTI workplace inclusion, Pride in Diversity. Westacott will share the position with founding patron and former High Court Justice, the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG. Westacott was recognised for her work as a […]

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Equal Voices: Christian group seeks apology

Equal Voices: Christian group seeks apology

A newly formed collective of Australian Christians has come together to call for an apology to the LGBTIQ community and “address the harm” inflicted by the organised Church. Equal Voices will be holding their AGM at Pitt Street Uniting Church by former High Court justice Michael Kirby on January 30. Speaking to Buzzfeed, Equal Voices […]

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Pyne suggests Liberals might work with Labor on plebiscite question

Pyne suggests Liberals might work with Labor on plebiscite question

  Christopher Pyne has suggested that the Coalition may work with the Labor on the wording of the plebiscite question  as part of a strategy to get their support. The government’s plan to hold a plebiscite on the issue of marriage equality looked in doubt yesterday as The Nick Xenophon team ruled out giving an […]

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Michael Kirby argues against the plebiscite

Michael Kirby argues against the plebiscite

Respected jurist Michael Kirby has spoken out against the Turnbull government’s proposed marriage plebiscite. The former High Court judge has made several media appearances this week arguing that it is the role of government to make decisions. Last night Kirby appeared on the ABC program ‘Lateline’ talking to host Emma Alberici. Kirby highlighted that there […]

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Michael Kirby to speak at Curtin University

Michael Kirby to speak at Curtin University

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG will visit Curtin University this week to present a public lecture on confronting homophobia. In the lecture, Justice Kirby will explore the crucial role universities have to play in supporting research to end homophobia in addition to all forms of LGBTIQ phobia. Following the lecture, a panel of Curtin […]

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Watch Murdoch University’s Symposium on Human Rights

Watch Murdoch University’s Symposium on Human Rights

On 16 May 2016, Murdoch University welcomed over 200 guests to a symposium focusing on ‘Promoting Human Rights in Educational Communities for People of Diverse Genders and Sexualities’. Former High Court Justice Michael Kirby was the keynote speaker at the event, which was followed by a panel discussion hosted by journalist Victoria Laurie from The […]

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