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Politicians in no rush to address forced divorce for transgender people

Politicians in no rush to address forced divorce for transgender people

This week marks one year since Australia said YES to marriage equality. In a little over a month’s time, it’ll be a full year since the federal parliament finally passed the laws allowing same-sex couples to wed. While same sex couples have been able to move forward, plan weddings and celebrate their relationships – transgender […]

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Greens WA call on state government to address religious exemptions

Greens WA call on state government to address religious exemptions

The Greens spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity Alison Xamon is urging the WA government to act on the immediate issue of religious exemptions. The MLC is also calling for the McGowan Labor government to commit to a comprehensive response to addressing discrimination in Western Australia, following the release of the Equal Opportunity Commission’s Annual […]

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Christine Forster set to run for Malcolm Turnbull’s Sydney seat

Christine Forster set to run for Malcolm Turnbull’s Sydney seat

Marriage equality advocate Christine Forster has put her hand up to run in the federal seat of Wentworth upon the resignation of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The sister of Tony Abbott has told media today she plans on running for Liberal party pre-selection in the blue ribbon seat of Wentworth. “It’s a difficult situation […]

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Former WA Labor Senator Joe Bullock joins Liberal Party

Former WA Labor Senator Joe Bullock joins Liberal Party

Former Western Australian Senator Joe Bullock has left the Australian Labor Party to join the Liberals. Now living in Tasmania the former senator says he has no intention of returning to parliament, but hopes to continue his political life as a member of the Tasmanian Liberal Party. The veteran Labor figure spent 39 years as […]

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Robert Simms vies for top spot on Greens SA senate ticket

Robert Simms vies for top spot on Greens SA senate ticket

Former Greens Senator Robert Simms has put his hand up for the top preselection spot on the party’s South Australian Senate ticket ahead of the next federal election. The out politician lost his seat in the 2016 double dissolution election, and is now hoping to take the top spot for his party in South Australia […]

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Government releases findings of LGBTI aged care strategy review

Government releases findings of LGBTI aged care strategy review

The Turnbull Government have released a review of aged care for LGBTI+ Australians, following the implementation of an inclusive strategy five years ago. The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Ageing and Aged Care Strategy was designed in consultation with LGBTI+ groups and advisors to ensure “equitable access to high-quality, culturally appropriate aged care […]

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Drag legend Lady Bunny is coming to Connections with Trans-Jester!

Drag legend Lady Bunny is coming to Connections with Trans-Jester!

Foul-mouthed drag legend Lady Bunny usually shies away from politics – because it’s one hell of a train wreck right now. But she doesn’t shy away from gender politics in Trans-Jester! From Vogue’s misguided cover story on gender fluidity, to Caitlyn Jenner reaching out to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz to become his ‘trans ambassador’, […]

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Polls show voters in key coalition seats don’t support a plebiscite

Polls show voters in key coalition seats don’t support a plebiscite

A new poll published by Fairfax Media has revealed the voters in key coalition seats would rather see politicians directly deal with the issue of marriage equality than via the government’s stalled plan for a plebiscite. The Sydney Morning Herald has revealed that when it comes to the public, the numbers are on the side of the […]

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Liberal MP Trevor Evans might cross the floor for marriage equality

Liberal MP Trevor Evans might cross the floor for marriage equality

Queensland MP Trevor Evans has hinted that he may cross the floor to support marriage equality. The declaration from the Liberal backbencher that he believes his party should dump the plebiscite and allow a free vote in parliament, adds another voice to the growing number of government MPs publicly declaring their belief that the marriage […]

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Incoming WA Liberal Senator says he would ignore plebiscite result

Incoming WA Liberal Senator says he would ignore plebiscite result

The Western Australian Liberal due to replace outgoing Senator Chris Back has said he would vote against marriage equality in parliament, despite whatever result a plebiscite may yield. Slade Brockman, former chief of staff to Finance Minister Matias Cormann, was endorsed by the Liberal party’s state council over the weekend, and is likely to be […]

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