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The signs are there that it won’t be a respectful debate

The signs are there that it won’t be a respectful debate

OPINION   “Are you guys gay?” was the question a stranger recently asked me as I was walking down the street. I was walking down Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley and had just stopped at the junction to cross the road. My mind immediately went on fast rewind, had my friends and I been talking about […]

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PFLAG say ‘enough is enough’ with anti-plebiscite ad

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays are taking a stand against the Turnbull Government’s planned plebiscite on marriage equality with an ad in ‘The Australian’. National spokesperson for PFLAG Shelley Argent says parents with sons and daughters in same sex relationships are saying “enough is enough.” The print advertisement entitled “The Plebiscite is a […]

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Shorten unable to say when Bullock will step down

Bill Shorten can’t say when Senator Joe Bullock will formally resign Labor leader highlights candidates for forthcoming election Newspoll shows opposition ahead of the government Labor leader Bill Shorten faced the media this morning but was unable to say when Western Australian senator Joe Bullock will formally step down. Mr Shorten said he was confident […]

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Turnbull Challenges for Liberal Leadership

Turnbull Challenges for Liberal Leadership

Malcolm Turnbull has resigned from the front bench and will challenge the Prime Minister for leadership of the Liberal Party. Describing current Prime Minister Tony Abbott as being unfit for the role, Mr Turnbull said the people wanted change. Mr Turbull said it was time for end of policy on the run and Captain’s calls […]

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Prime Minister: Whose side are you on?

OUTinPerth’s July issue, which will be released tomorrow morning, features a satirical image of the Prime Minister fighting the growing wave of support for marriage equality. Western Australia’s free monthly publication for the LGBTIQ communities has highlighted how many people in the community feel about Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s continual dismissal of the calls for […]

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PM declares his views on marriage referendum are “well known”

PM declares his views on marriage referendum are “well known”

In question time this afternoon Independent MP Andrew Wilkie asked the Prime Minister if he would rule out a plebiscite on the issue of marriage equality. The member for Denison asked; “Prime Minister, the ban on same sex marriage is legislated discrimination and plain wrong. In response to the recent Irish referendum you stated that […]

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Is the Prime Minister Backtracking on Marriage Equality?

The Australian has reported that the Prime Minister Tony Abbott has made a statement suggesting that a conscience vote on the issue of same sex marriage is unlikely to take place. Abbott is personally opposed to same sex marriage, attracting controversy in 2013 by referring to the issue as a “fashion of the moment”. In […]

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Tony Abbott Speaks at International Womens’ Day Breakfast

Tony Abbott Speaks at International Womens’ Day Breakfast

Prime minister Tony Abbott and opposition leader Bill Shorten spoke at the International Womens’ Day parliamentary breakfast. Abbott said that his wife had joked that his three daughters had helped turn an “unreconstructed bloke into a feminist”. “Anyone who is in Australian has won the lottery of life and if you look at our country […]

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ACL Head Jim Wallace Clarifies Comments

ACL Head Jim Wallace Clarifies Comments

The head of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has released a statement clarifying his comments comparing the health risks of smoking and following a gay lifestyle. ACL head Jim Wallace says that the reporting of his comments in the media was inaccurate and misrepresented his views. Mr Wallace says that the disapointed with the Prime […]

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Prime Minister Pulls Out of Christian Conference

Prime Minister Pulls Out of Christian Conference

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has cancelled her appearance at the Australian Chrisitian Lobby’s (ACL) annual conference. Pressure for the Prime Minister to withdraw from speaking at the conference intensified yesterday when ACL leader Jim Wallace compared gay marriage and the health risk of smoking. The Prime Minister described the comments ‘offensive’. In a statement the […]

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