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Garth Hamilton wins the by-election in Groom for the Liberal Party

Garth Hamilton wins the by-election in Groom for the Liberal Party

Queensland mining engineer Garth Hamilton is the newest MP in Australia after winning the safe Liberal seat of Groom. The by-election for the Queensland seat was required after sitting member John McVeigh unexpectedly resigned. Hamilton was named the Liberal parties candidate after a tightly fought pre-selection contest for the safe seat. In his victory speech […]

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LNP candidate Garth Hamilton’s article on “absent fathers” disappears

LNP candidate Garth Hamilton’s article on “absent fathers” disappears

An article outlining an LNP candidate’s views on single parent families, First Nations people and the Black Lives Matter movement has disappeared from the website of The Spectator Australia. Garth Hamilton is the Liberal National Party’s candidate for the upcoming by-election for the seat of Groom in Queensland. He was the unexpected winner of the pre-selection […]

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One Nation’s James Ashby delivers bizarre Queensland election TV interview

One Nation’s James Ashby delivers bizarre Queensland election TV interview

One Nation spokesperson James Ashby has given a bizarre take on the outcome of the Queensland election claiming the end result will be rising vegetable prices and fishermen in Queensland being “raped and pillaged”. Annastacia Palaszczuk’s Labor government was returned for a third term and look set to govern as a majority, defying election pundit’s […]

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Dr David van Gend fails in his bid to get into federal parliament

Anti-marriage equality campaigner David van Gend has failed in his bid to head federal parliament after LNP members in the Queensland seat of Groom chose Mining Engineer Garth Hamilton to be their candidate in the upcoming by-election. Dr van Gend and local councilor Rebecca Vonhoff had been the favourites to win pre-selection for the seat […]

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LGBTIQ+ advocates give ACT conversion therapy ban ‘7 out of 10’

LGBTIQ+ advocates give ACT conversion therapy ban ‘7 out of 10’

LGBTIQ+ advocates and conversion therapy survivors have welcomed the ACT’s ban on conversion practices, which passed the Legislative Assembly yesterday. The ACT has become the second Australian jurisdiction to address the issue, following Queensland’s legislation earlier this month. Spokesperson for LGBTIQ+ advocacy group just.equal and Canberra resident, Ivan Hinton-Teoh, said the ACT’s legislation is ‘far […]

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ACT Legislative Assembly passes ban on LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy

ACT Legislative Assembly passes ban on LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy

The Australian Capital Territory has passed a bill that will see LGBTIQ+ conversion therapies banned across the territory. The legislation has been passed two years after Chief Minister Andrew Barr’s government announced their intention to address the issue, and follows Queensland as the first state to outlaw the practice. Conversion therapy survivor Chris Csabs told […]

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Qld conversion law shows resurgent prejudice is a threat we must stand up to

OPINION: Rodney Croome is a spokesperson for just.equal and Equality Tasmania. I know what it’s like to live in a state that is wrongly seen as backward on LGBTIQ rights and rarely has its successes celebrated. That’s why I was reluctant to buy into criticism of Queensland’s LGBTIQ conversion practices legislation, which local advocates are […]

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Conversion therapy survivors seek Premier’s pledge to strengthen ban

Conversion therapy survivors seek Premier’s pledge to strengthen ban

Survivors of LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy practices are urging Queensland’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to pledge to strengthen the state’s recent ban on conversion therapy should her government return to parliament after October’s state election. LGBTIQ+ advocates and conversion therapy survivors have raised concerns that the legislation rushed through parliament last week does not extend to religious […]

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Conversion therapy survivors concerned over proposed Queensland ban

Conversion therapy survivors concerned over proposed Queensland ban

A ban on LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy is set to pass Queensland’s parliament this week, as many states across Australia are considering how to move forward with outlawing the practice. Health practitioners who attempt to change or suppress a person’s sexuality or gender identity could be charged for the offence, with a maximum sentence of 18 […]

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Lyle Shelton vows to never apologise for comments about drag performers

Lyle Shelton vows to never apologise for comments about drag performers

Lyle Shelton has vowed to never apologise for comments he made about Queensland drag performers Queeny and Delta Good-Rim, despite being called to a conciliation process at the Queensland Human Rights Commission. Shelton, who previously lead the ‘No’ campaign against marriage equality, and was formerly the leader of the Australian Christian Lobby, unsuccessfully ran for […]

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