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Senator Matt Canavan on homosexuality, corporate Australia and China

Senator Matt Canavan on homosexuality, corporate Australia and China

Nationals senator Matt Canavan has called on corporate Australia to stand up to communist China, support the defence of Australia, and put patriotism over profits, and he says companies should be more vocal on the issue because they previously stood up for marriage equality. Senator Canavan says Australia’s business leaders need to spend less time […]

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Liberal MP Nicolle Flint announces she’s leaving politics

Liberal MP Nicolle Flint announces she’s leaving politics

South Australian Liberal MP Nicolle Flint has announced she’s quitting politics and will not stand at the next federal election. Flint declared that she would not recontest her seat of Boothby and would be bowing out of politics. During her time in parliament Flint has faced a barrage of sexist and demeaning commentary, memorably making […]

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LGBTQIA+ community survey slams WA government services

LGBTQIA+ community survey slams WA government services

Newly formed LGBTQIA+ rights organisation Rainbow Futures WA (RFWA) have shared the findings of an online survey they conducted in the lead up to WA’s state election sharing that the results highlight how improvements need to be made to most government services. The majority of all respondents said all government services need to do better […]

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Liberal leader Zak Kirkup stops candidate speaking about her views

Liberal leader Zak Kirkup stops candidate speaking about her views

Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has stepped in and stopped Victoria Park candidate Amanda-Sue Markham from answering questions about her views on homosexuality. At a media call this morning Channel Nine reporter Jacqueline Robson asked Markham about her husband’s publicly shared views on homosexuality, but before she could respond the leader stepped in and stopped her […]

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Youth Pride Network set their sights on WA’s 2021 state election

Youth Pride Network set their sights on WA’s 2021 state election

LGBTQIA+ youth advocacy group Youth Pride Network (YPN) have set their sights on the next state election, and the organisation wants to hear what issues young LGBTQIA+ West Australians want on the agenda. YPN have launched a survey to gauge the needs and aspirations of LGBTQIA+ folks in WA under the age of 25, as […]

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Will Joe Francis replace Mathias Cormann in federal parliament?

Will Joe Francis replace Mathias Cormann in federal parliament?

Former Liberal state member Joe Francis is reportedly eyeing up a return to politics and is sounding out colleagues to see if he has their support to replace Western Australian senator Mathias Cormann. Cormann announced he would resign as Finance Minister and retire from politics at the end of the year bringing the curtain down […]

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Former US politician Aaron Schock comes out as gay

Former US congressman Aaron Schock has shared that he is gay. The Republican politician served in the US congress from 2009 to 2018. During his time in Congress, the representative from Illinois voted against gay rights and allowing protections for LGBTIQ+ people. He now says he regrets those choices. Schock revealed his sexuality in a […]

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Just.Equal pledges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda

Just.Equal pledges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda

The national LGBTIQ lobby group, just.equal, says it will seek commitments from all main parties to priorities identified by the LGBTIQ community. Following the announcement of a federal election for May 18th, just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said the group was aware of the issues concerning LGBTI people. “In August last year we surveyed the LGBTI […]

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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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