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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian resigns amid ICAC inquiry

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced her resignation as Premier, saying she will leave parliament and bring an end to her political career. The shock resignation came as the New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption announced it was investigating the Premier. The Premier said she did not believe she had ever acted […]

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Fred Nile and Lyle Shelton want to stop treatment for transgender kids

Fred Nile and Lyle Shelton want to stop treatment for transgender kids

Fred Nile’s Christian Democratic Party have announced that they will bring forward legislation to stop doctors from treating people experiencing gender incongruence with medication until they are over the age of 18. The religious based political party says children should be “afforded nothing but love and support” until they are 18 years old. The proposed bill […]

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NSW Labor MP Penny Sharpe quits frontbench over blood testing laws

NSW Labor MP Penny Sharpe quits frontbench over blood testing laws

New South Wales Labor MP Penny Sharpe has resigned from her position on the front-bench over the party’s support for mandatory blood testing laws. In a letter to Labor leader Jodi McKay, Sharpe resigned as a the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council and from her positions as the Shadow Minister for […]

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ACON support calls for judicial inquiry into historical gay & trans hate crimes

ACON support calls for judicial inquiry into historical gay & trans hate crimes

The final report of the parliamentary inquiry into historical gay and transgender hate crimes in NSW, which recommends the establishment of a judicial inquiry into unsolved murders, has been welcomed by the state’s leading LGBTQ health organisation, ACON. ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill said a judicial inquiry will shed further light on a dark chapter in […]

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Committee hearing for Mark Latham’s anti-trans bill interrupted by protestors

Committee hearing for Mark Latham’s anti-trans bill interrupted by protestors

The committee hearing on Mark Latham’s anti-trans education bill has begun today, seeing fierce opposition from trans and gender diverse activists, protestors and allies. This morning’s hearing in New South Wales was stalled by protestors from the get-go, with protestors chanting “When trans rights are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!”. […]

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110,000 strong petition against anti-trans bill delivered to NSW MPs

110,000 strong petition against anti-trans bill delivered to NSW MPs

A petition with more than 110,000 signatures opposing Mark Latham’s anti-trans education bill has been delivered to a coalition of Labor and Greens MPs in New South Wales Parliament. The petition targets One Nation’s Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020, which aims to prohibit schools from teaching that trans and gender diverse people exist, […]

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ACON welcome NSW Government roadmap to ending HIV

ACON welcome NSW Government roadmap to ending HIV

New South Wales leading HIV and LGBTQIA+ health organisation ACON has welcomed an announcement from their state government this week, outlining a five-year HIV strategy. The NSW HIV Strategy 2021-2025 builds on NSW’s world-leading HIV response, which in recent years has seen significant advancements in HIV prevention, testing and treatment. According to data from NSW […]

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Law body calls for judicial inquiry into gay and transgender hate crimes

Law body calls for judicial inquiry into gay and transgender hate crimes

Warning: This article contains mentions of violent hate crimes, suicide. Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has called on the NSW Parliament to adopt all recommendations of the Standing Committee on Social Issues report, as reported in The Australian today, on gay and transgender hate crimes. The newspaper has revealed that the yet unpublished report recommends […]

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Uniting Network completely rejects Mark Latham’s gender bill

Uniting Network completely rejects Mark Latham’s gender bill

The Uniting Church’s LGBTIQ+ advocacy group has put in a submission to the inquiry looking into Mark Latham’s proposed Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020.  Uniting Network NSW/ACT say they completely reject the proposed bill in its entirety saying it will increase harm to transgender and gender diverse, including increasing chances of suicidality. The […]

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NSW Parliament declares support for transgender people

NSW Parliament declares support for transgender people

The lower house of the New South Wales parliament passed a motion this week declaring support for transgender people. The show of support comes as the parliament prepared to debate legislation from One Nation leader Mark Latham that will make illegal to discuss sexuality and gender in schools. The motion passed in the lower house […]

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