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Peter Abetz says laws should change to allow surrogacy discrimination

Peter Abetz says laws should change to allow surrogacy discrimination

Peter Abetz from the Australian Christian Lobby says WA’s laws which currently allow single women access to surrogacy were unintentionally created, and has called for federal anti-discrimination laws to be amended to stop single men and same-sex male couples gaining access to surrogacy. Speaking on the Australian Christian Lobby’s Voice for Values video blog, the […]

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ACL says single people and gay men should not be able to access surrogacy

ACL says single people and gay men should not be able to access surrogacy

Ahead of the parliamentary debate on the McGowan government’s bill, that would allow single men and gay men to access altruistic surrogacy, the Australian Christian Lobby has argued that the laws need to move in the opposite direction and ban all single people from accessing surrogacy. Currently altruistic surrogacy can only legally be accessed by […]

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Australian Christian Lobby opposed to surrogacy changes

Australian Christian Lobby opposed to surrogacy changes

The Australian Christian Lobby has flagged its opposition to Western Australia’s surrogacy laws being changed, indicating it will campaign against male same sex couples and single men being able to access altruistic surrogacy. The ACL’s State Director Peter Abetz said the organisation was opposed to the laws being changed because it would deliberately remove the rights […]

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Peter Abetz criticises UWA’s decision to cancel Dr Quentin Van Meter talk

Peter Abetz criticises UWA’s decision to cancel Dr Quentin Van Meter talk

Former Liberal MP Peter Abetz has criticised the University of Western Australia’s decision to withdraw support for a talk hosting by the Australian Family Association because of safety concerns. Controversial US doctor Quentin Van Meter was scheduled to give a talk at the University this evening, but the University has pulled the event after the […]

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EOC asks “Has political correctness gone mad?”

EOC asks “Has political correctness gone mad?”

“Has political correctness gone mad?”, that’s the question Western Australia’s Equal Opportunity Commission will be asking in an upcoming discussion. The discussion was planned to coincide with Human Rights Day last December but had to be postponed. Now the event will be taking place on Thursday 15th March at the State Library. “Thursday 15 March […]

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Who topped the leader board on the Freedom App?

Who topped the leader board on the Freedom App?

One of the most intriguing tools rolled out during the marriage postal survey has been the Coalition for Marriage’s Freedom Team App. The phone app allows supporters of the ‘No’ campaign to watch videos instructing them how to engage with people and argue against marriage equality, and has a location based service that can direct […]

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ABC’s Fact Check says claims made by Karina Okotel are “baseless”

ABC’s Fact Check says claims made by Karina Okotel are “baseless”

The ABC’s fact checking department has looked into claims made by Karina Okotel from the Coalition for Marriage during her Q&A appearance last week and declared them “baseless“. During the discussion on Monday 23 October the Liberal Party’s Vice President said a consequence of same sex marriage would be an inevitable flow on effect to how […]

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Perth City Council gets a shakeup in local government elections

Perth City Council gets a shakeup in local government elections

The make-up of the City of Perth Council has been dramatically changed after yesterday’s local government elections. As votes were counted last night two incumbent councilors closely aligned with Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi were way behind in the counting. Long standing councilor Judy McEvoy’s time on the council seems certain to come to an end, […]

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‘No’ campaign launches app to inspire volunteers

‘No’ campaign launches app to inspire volunteers

The Coalition for Marriage has launched a phone app to draw support for their campaign against marriage equality. The app, named Freedom Team, encourages supporters to undertake tasks to promote the ‘No’ campaign, and for each task supporters gain points. The top supporters are listed on a leader board. Points can be earned by reading […]

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Peter Abetz criticises the media over their coverage of marriage debate

Peter Abetz criticises the media over their coverage of marriage debate

Former state politician Peter Abetz argues that the media is not giving enough coverage that focuses on the flow-on effects of allowing same sex couples to marry. “I think the difficulty we generally have is the media, generally speaking, do not want the community to actually hear about the consequences.” Abetz told local community news […]

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