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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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Hanson says motion against gender neutral language went through because Liberal backbenchers wanted it

Hanson says motion against gender neutral language went through because Liberal backbenchers wanted it

Senator Pauline Hanson has revealed that this week’s senate motion against gender neutral language was doomed for failure until Liberal backbenchers voiced their support. One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts put forward the motion that said inclusion can not be achieved through “distortion of biological and relational descriptors.” and called on the Morrison government to reject a […]

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Federal senate passes motion opposing gender neutral language

Federal senate passes motion opposing gender neutral language

The Australian Senate has passed a motion opposing gender neutral language. The motion was put forward in the upper house by Senator Malcolm Roberts from Pauline Hanson’s One Nation. The motion called on the senate to note that inclusion can not be achieved through “distortion of biological and relational descriptors.” and called on the Morrison […]

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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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Pauline Hanson won’t be campaigning in the WA state election

Pauline Hanson won’t be campaigning in the WA state election

Senator Pauline Hanson has announced she won’t be travelling to Western Australia to campaign in the state election because of unpredictable travel conditions. “I had planned to help Western Australian candidates campaign in January, but those plans have been dashed due to the discovery of the highly infectious UK strain here in Queensland.” Senator Hanson […]

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One Nation’s James Ashby delivers bizarre Queensland election TV interview

One Nation’s James Ashby delivers bizarre Queensland election TV interview

One Nation spokesperson James Ashby has given a bizarre take on the outcome of the Queensland election claiming the end result will be rising vegetable prices and fishermen in Queensland being “raped and pillaged”. Annastacia Palaszczuk’s Labor government was returned for a third term and look set to govern as a majority, defying election pundit’s […]

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89 organisations have voiced concern about Mark Latham’s anti-discrimination bill

89 organisations have voiced concern about Mark Latham’s anti-discrimination bill

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has joined 89 organisations in a joint statement and new website opposing One Nation’s Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020 (the Bill) and supporting laws in NSW that protect everyone equally. Today the a joint select committee in the New South Wales parliament has begun hearings relating […]

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NSW protesters defy ban to march against Latham’s anti-trans Bill

NSW protesters defy ban to march against Latham’s anti-trans Bill

LGBTQIA+ advocates and allies in New South Wales took to the streets over the weekend to march against a transphobic Bill currently before the state’s parliament. The protest, led by Community Action for Rainbow Rights (CARR), was organised in opposition to NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham’s Education Bill. The bill would amend the state’s […]

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Pauline Hanson says educators promoting “gender confusion”

Pauline Hanson says educators promoting “gender confusion”

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has spoken at the second reading on her Australian Education Legislation Amendment (Prohibiting the Indoctrination of Children) Bill 2020 in Federal Parliament on Monday. The Bill, first introduced by Senator Hanson in February, proposes that schools receiving Commonwealth funding should be forced to teach a “balanced” curriculum, and make school […]

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NSW leaders urged to stand with trans kids against Mark Latham Bill

NSW leaders urged to stand with trans kids against Mark Latham Bill

New South Wales peak transgender support organisation The Gender Centre has teamed up with just.equal on a new initiative, urging political leaders not to support anti-transgender legislation introduced by Mark Latham. The Education Amendment Bill, put forward by NSW One Nation leader Latham, would prohibit any recognition of trans and gender diverse kids in schools, […]

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