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NSW man convicted over death threats to staff at the ABC’s Q+A program

NSW man convicted over death threats to staff at the ABC’s Q+A program

Warning: This article contains mentions of anti-LGBTQIA+ violence. A NSW man has sentenced to jailed for nine months after being found guilty of making death threats to the staff of the ABC program Q+A.  David William Wonnocott, pleaded guilty to the charges after telling police that he was offended by the amount of times the […]

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Courtney Act challenges the logic of Senator Bridget McKenzie

Courtney Act challenges the logic of Senator Bridget McKenzie

Drag star Courtney Act has questioned Senator Bridget McKenzie’s logic on the latest edition of the ABC’s Q+A program. During a discussion on how female politicians appear to be held to a higher level of standards than male politicians the conversation rolled around to the belief that women should support each other on key issues […]

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Trent Zimmerman tells Martyn Iles: “I have no intention of repenting being gay”

Trent Zimmerman tells Martyn Iles: “I have no intention of repenting being gay”

Federal Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman has a clear message for Martyn Iles, the head of the Australian Christian Lobby. “I have no intention of repenting being gay,” the Liberal member for North Sydney said during his appearance on the ABC’s Q+A program on Thursday night. The declaration came as Iles, the Managing Director of the […]

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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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Rodney Croome: What Julia should have said on ‘Q+A’

OPINION: Rodney Croome is a long-time LGBTIQ equality advocate On the ABC’s Q+A recently, Kate Rowe, a 78er, asked former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, this question about marriage equality… “Whilst I did and I still do admire and respect you for your time as Prime Minister and a member of Parliament, it still puzzles me […]

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Liberal Party Vice President says Yiannopoulos just an ‘entertainer’

Liberal Party Vice President says Yiannopoulos just an ‘entertainer’

Liberal Party Vice President Teena McQueen made her debut on the ABC’s Q&A program last night, dismissing controversial provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos as an ‘entertainer’ in the wake of his ban on entering Australia. Appearing alongside feminist author Roxane Gay, Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi, Manager of Opposition Business Tony Burke and Liberal MP Craig Laundy, McQueen […]

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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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