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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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Eric Abetz, Terri Butler & Benjamin Law on tonights ‘Q&A’

Eric Abetz, Terri Butler & Benjamin Law on tonights ‘Q&A’

Tonight’s episode of ABC’s Q&A, the final episode of the year, is set to feature a panel of guests – many of whom have been outspoken on the issue of marriage equality and LGBTIQ+ rights in Australia. Conservative Tasmanian Senator Eric Abetz, Labor’s Equality spokesperson Terri Butler and out author Benjamin Law will all be seated on […]

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Q&A: Labor and Greens stand by blocking plebiscite bill

Q&A: Labor and Greens stand by blocking plebiscite bill

Last night’s episode of Q&A broadcast from Docklands, Melbourne covered a wide-ranging itinerary from unions to sexism, Donald Trump and the ABCC, with a final question regarding the ill-fated plebiscite bill. An audience member, who said he had recently become involved in the marriage equality debate since the coming out of a family member asked Labor MP Tim […]

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“What on earth are we doing?” SA’s Premier on marriage equality delays

“What on earth are we doing?” SA’s Premier on marriage equality delays

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has suggested the Coalition could break the stalemate over the marriage plebiscite by just dropping the plan and moving on to a free vote in parliament. Appearing on the ABC program Q&A last night Weatherill said the government should simply move to passing marriage equality legislation through parliament. Audience member David […]

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Marriage equality dominates Q&A discussion

Marriage equality dominates Q&A discussion

The ABC’s Q&A program featured a stellar line up last night as comedian Magda Szubanski, and rocker Jimmy Barnes took their seats on the panel alongside politicians Jackie Lambie, Tony Burke and Fiona Nash. The first question of the night was about marriage equality and the topic dominated the evenings discussion and the panelists debated the […]

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Bernardi denies PM has spoken to him about homophobia

Bernardi denies PM has spoken to him about homophobia

Liberal senator Cory Bernardi has denied the Prime Minister has spoken to him about homophobia despite the PM telling the ABC’s ‘Q&A’ program that they had had “firm conversations”. In his online newsletter the South Australian senator said he’d been smeared by the ABC and an audience member who asked why the PM had not […]

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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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Malcolm Turnbull grilled on marriage equality plebiscite on ‘Q&A’

Malcolm Turnbull grilled on marriage equality plebiscite on ‘Q&A’

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was the lone guest on tonight’s edition of ‘Q&A’ on the ABC. The PM, who was battling a cold, at times seemed to struggle to deliver a clear answer. Turnbull was quizzed on his commitment to marriage equality, on whether or not he’d shared his views on acceptance with members of […]

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Germaine Greer restates her views on transgender people

Germaine Greer restates her views on transgender people

Dr Germaine Greer appeared on ‘Q&A’ last night and restated her view that transgender women are not real women. Feminist author Germaine Greer appeared on the ABC’s ‘Q&A’ last night and responded to an audience members question about her views on transgender people. Journalist Steph D’Souza said she used to be a fan of Dr Greer’s […]

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Queer student on Q&A warns Safe Schools debate is harmful

Queer student on Q&A warns Safe Schools debate is harmful

A student who identified themselves as queer has called out politicians for using innocent children as political bullets in the ongoing debate over the Safe Schools anti-bullying program on last nights episode of ‘Q&A’. Carter Smith used his time to condemn criticisms of the Safe Schools program, lauding paneling and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews for […]

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