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Health Minister Greg Hunt reportedly backs inquiry into trans treatment

Health Minister Greg Hunt reportedly backs inquiry into trans treatment

The Australian newspaper has declared the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) will conduct an inquiry into the treatment of transgender people, and the move has the backing of federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. “A national inquiry into the safety and ethics of medical treatment for the rising number of trans­gender-identifying children and adolescents will […]

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Press Council finds Miranda Devine column was not factual

Press Council finds Miranda Devine column was not factual

The Australian Press Council has ruled that a column from News Corp writer Miranda Devine, and a subsequent podcast featuring US religious commentator Ryan T Anderson were misleading. In 2017 Devine published a column What Madness Can Justify Mutilating Our Children which argued against recognising and treating children and teenagers who are transgender. This was followed up […]

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News Corp accused of racist overtones in headline about Penny Wong

News Corp accused of racist overtones in headline about Penny Wong

News Corp newspapers have been accused of including racist overtones in their headline about Labor MP Penny Wong. The Daily Telegraph story was titled How did it all go wong for Penny? accused Labor’s leader in the senate of being petulant during the election campaign and suggested she may have been a contributing factor to the opposition’s shock loss […]

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Sydney’s ‘Daily Telegraph’ criticised for Transgender front page story

Sydney’s ‘Daily Telegraph’ criticised for Transgender front page story

News Corp’s Daily Telegraph has been criticised over a front page story on transgender children that clams doctors are alarmed about the Labor party’s policies that support transgender people. In the article the newspaper claims doctors are concerned about the party’s policies including their plans to remove barriers to people wanting gain access to gender […]

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Don’t Panic! Benjamin Law investigates the Safe Schools scandal

Don’t Panic! Benjamin Law investigates the Safe Schools scandal

“Invigorating and borderline arousing” is how Benjamin Law described the last 24 hours of his life when he chatted to OUTinPerth. On the eve of the release of his Quarterly Essay, Moral Panic 101, which examines the controversy around the Safe Schools Coalition and its treatment in the media, The Australian published a story highlighting […]

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Conservative writer Caleb Bond voices support for same-sex marriage

Conservative writer Caleb Bond voices support for same-sex marriage

News Corp columnist Caleb Bond has voiced his support for marriage equality, revealing that he’s voted YES in the government’s marriage postal survey. Appearing on The Perrett Report, the writer for The Daily Telegraph and The Advertiser said he believed most younger Australians were in favour of changing the marriage laws. Host Janine Perrett has […]

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It’s incredibly offensive to erase the history of LGBTI Australians

It’s incredibly offensive to erase the history of LGBTI Australians

OPINION Forget what you know about the history of LGBTI rights in Australia, and discount a large chunk of your own lived experience. If you read the latest piece from News Corp’s Des Houghton, it can simply be brushed away. Less than a week ago, the government announced it’s plan for a $122 million postal […]

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Daily Telegraph: Young people should blame themselves for being gay

Young people should ‘blame themselves’ for being gay according to a Sydney newspaper. The article has quickly been condemned by readers across social media. The Daily Telegraph has published a story about the health of young Australians alongside an info-graphic that lists the reasons for declining health rates. With a headline that reads “Fat Chance […]

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Pyne: Marriage equality coming sooner than everyone thinks

Pyne: Marriage equality coming sooner than everyone thinks

Senior government minister Christopher Pyne has predicted that marriage equality will come to Australia sooner than most people are expecting. News Corp columnist Andrew Bolt has obtained a recording of the minister speaking at a Liberal party function in a Sydney bar on Friday. Pyne reportedly told the gathering; “we have to deliver a couple […]

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Journalist Shannon Molloy pressured to quit gay rights group

Journalist Shannon Molloy pressured to quit gay rights group

Journalist Shannon Molloy has quit as a director of the New South Wales Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (NSW GLRL) following a social media campaign criticising his involvement in the organisation. Molloy, who works for News Corp, has written extensively about his personal experiences of homophobia and bullying, and has authored articles supporting the Safe […]

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