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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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Meet the new National President of Australian Democrats

Meet the new National President of Australian Democrats

Adelaide high school teacher and out lesbian, Elisa Resce, has been elected National President of the Australian Democrats. The 32-year-old joined the Democrats in 2013, following the party’s failed bid to return any members of parliament amid internal factional woes. The Democrats had been influential members of the Australian Senate from 1977 until losing their […]

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New polls shows older coalition supporters want marriage equality

New polls shows older coalition supporters want marriage equality

The latest ReachTel Poll across the seats of five senior Cabinet Ministers reveals 65% of ‘Baby Boomers’ in Liberal seats back marriage equality along with the majority of people over the age of 65. The poll took in the seats of Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne, Health Minister Greg Hunt, Environment and Energy Minister Josh […]

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Shorten welcomes Liberal MPs who want a free vote on marriage equality

Shorten welcomes Liberal MPs who want a free vote on marriage equality

Opposition leader Bill Shorten says he’d absolutely love to help Liberal MPs bring on a vote on marriage equality. The Labor leader dismissed a poll released today that showed growing support for the government’s plebiscite proposal saying that most Australians just want the issue sorted. “I think if it was a poll which asked Australians […]

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Opposition to marriage equality drops in latest poll

Opposition to marriage equality drops in latest poll

The latest essential poll has shown that opposition to marriage equality has hit its lowest level. Just 25% of Australians are now opposed to allowing same-sex couples the right to wed. Support for marriage equality is at 63%, the highest its been since March 2016. Broken down on potential voting behaviour, Labor voters are 75% […]

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Liberal members launch new Pride group to highlight LGBTI+ issues

Rainbow politics have shown deep divides with the Liberal party over the last week, but the growing number of people within the party calling for action on LGBTI rights. Amid the controversy over comments made by Minister Christopher Pyne, a new group called Liberal Pride has surfaced to highlight LGBTI political issues within the party. […]

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Marriage equality advocates call on PM to rule out postal plebiscite

Marriage equality advocates are encouraging people to write to the Prime Minister and their local MP to argue against the proposal to hold a postal plebiscite on the issue. The idea for a non-compulsory mail based plebiscite has been put forward by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. National spokesperson for Parents and Fiends of Lesbians and […]

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Once In Royal David’s City: Michael Gow gets personal and political

Black Swan State Theatre Company are about to begin their 2017 season with a work from one of Australia’s most brilliant and recognisable playwrights. You may know Michael Gow from studying his celebrated work Away during your time at high school, but the award winning artist is much more than an entry in the curriculum. […]

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First transgender man enters Japanese government

First transgender man enters Japanese government

Tomoya Hasoda has become the first trans man elected to public office in Japan, landing a seat of the Iruma City Council. Hasoda follows in the footsteps of Kamikawa Aya, the first trans woman elected in Japan back in 2003. The medical science graduate hopes that at just 25 years of age he can meet […]

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OUTinPerth LGBTIQ Election Forum: What did we learn?

OUTinPerth LGBTIQ Election Forum: What did we learn?

Ahead of the state election here in Western Australia, LGBTIQ voters had the opportunity to discuss local issues with representatives of Labor, the Liberals and the Greens at a forum hosted by OUTinPerth at The Court Hotel. Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren, Maylands MLA Lisa Baker of WA Labor and federal Liberal Senator Dean Smith took to […]

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