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Rising pop star Cody Jon is ‘dirty dancing’ with Charley on new track

Rising pop star Cody Jon is ‘dirty dancing’ with Charley on new track

Eora-based burgeoning pop star Cody Jon returns his latest single dirty dancing (ft. Charley), out now via Saint Lucky Records. Since bursting onto the scene with Becky’s Plan, Cody Jon introduced the world to his nostaglia loaded mish-mash – having grown up through the 2010s, raised on the music of the 80s, inspired by the hits […]

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NSW Special Commission of Inquiry to investigate historic gay hate crimes

NSW Special Commission of Inquiry to investigate historic gay hate crimes

The NSW Government has announced that it will establish a Special Commission of Inquiry into LGBTIQ Hate Crimes, with the Honourable Justice John Sackar as Commissioner to lead the Inquiry. The decision to establish a judicial inquiry was first announced in November last year, following the publication of a damning parliamentary report released mid-2021. Premier Domonic […]

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NSW MP Gareth Ward suspended from parliament

NSW MP Gareth Ward suspended from parliament

New South Wales MP Gareth Ward has been suspended from parliament following the news that police have charged him with several historical sexual assaults. The suspension will be in place until the criminal proceedings against him are finalised. The government move the motion and it was passed without opposition. NSW Premier Dominic Perottet had called […]

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NSW MP Gareth Ward charged over historical sexual assaults

NSW MP Gareth Ward charged over historical sexual assaults

New South Wales MP Gareth Ward has been charged over historical sexual assaults, one allegedly involving a 17-year-old boy and the other against a 27-year-old man. On Tuesday the former Liberal Minister was charged with thee counts of assault with an act of intimacy, one one count each of sexual intercourse without consent, and common […]

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NSW Government reject Mark Latham’s anti-trans education bill

NSW Government reject Mark Latham’s anti-trans education bill

The New South Wales Liberal Government have just tabled a report outlining their opposition to One Nation NSW leader Mark Latham’s anti-transgender Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) bill. The bill, put forward by Latham, would amend the state’s Education Act to “prohibit the teaching of the ideology of gender fluidity to children in schools”, ensure […]

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New South Wales celebrate Mardi Gras with rainbow birth certificates

People will be able to celebrate the diversity of our community and families with a new NSW commemorative Rainbow birth certificate from Births Deaths and Marriages (the Registry). NSW Registrar Amanda Ianna said the certificate reflected the NSW Government’s support and commitment to promoting inclusivity and diversity across the State and was launched as part […]

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Mark Latham’s NSW Religious Freedom bill suffers a sudden death

Mark Latham’s NSW Religious Freedom bill suffers a sudden death

One Nation MP Mark Latham attempts to bring in a Religious Freedom bill in New South Wales came to a sudden halt this week when he failed to garner any support for it. The Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equity) Bill failed to get enough support for a second reading, with it being voted down […]

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NSW and Tasmania raise concern over religious discrimination legislation

NSW and Tasmania raise concern over religious discrimination legislation

The New South Wales and Tasmanian governments have raised concerns about how the Morrison government’s Religious Discrimination legislation will override their state’s current laws. Key elements of the Religious Discrimination Bill including those protecting statements of belief and religious organisations hiring practices would override current state laws. The opposition from two state Liberal governments adds […]

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NSW launches judicial inquiry into historic gay & trans hate crimes

NSW launches judicial inquiry into historic gay & trans hate crimes

The NSW Government has announced it will establish an inquiry into gay hate and transgender hate crimes. The announcement follows the recommendations of a report by the Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on Social Issues tabled in May this year. Premier Dominic Perrottet said the inquiry will look into one of the darkest times in New […]

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NSW police officer jailed for assault on transgender woman

NSW police officer jailed for assault on transgender woman

Warning: This article contains mentions of violence against trans women. A New South Wales police officer has been jailed after being found guilty of violently assaulting a woman and falsifying details of her arrest. Senior Constable Mark Follington will spend a minimum of 18 months behind bars, having been given a 30 months sentence by […]

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