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EXCLUSIVE Anthony Albanese says he’s committed to LGBTIQ equality

EXCLUSIVE Anthony Albanese says he’s committed to LGBTIQ equality

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW   In the wake a shock election loss, new Labor leader Anthony Albanese has been travelling the country on a ‘listening tour’ to try and gauge what are the issues Australian people are really concerned about. As the party’s new leader he’s beginning a long journey, one which he hopes will lead to […]

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Rex Patrick asks if religious debate shows Australians are too sensitive

Centre Alliance senator Rex Patrick has asked if calls for religious freedom legislation are trying to solve the perception of a problem, rather than actual problem. In a new interview with Guardian Australia, the South Australian senator says the problem might be that Australians are just becoming “too sensitive” about things. If the Labor party ends up […]

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Advocates welcome Porter’s commitment to protect state laws

Advocates welcome Porter’s commitment to protect state laws

LGBTI equality advocates have welcomed a commitment from federal Attorney-General, Christian Porter, that proposed religious discrimination and freedom laws will not interfere with existing state and territory discrimination protections. But they remain concerned about “the devil in the detail” of federal legislation, and have called on Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese to give an iron-clad […]

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Sydney plans protests against religious discrimination bills

Sydney plans protests against religious discrimination bills

Sydney based group Community Action Against Homophobia are holding a demonstration against the proposed religious discrimination bill on Saturday 3rd August. The public rally comes after  hundreds of organisations, public figures and activists signed on to an open letter opposing parliament’s plans to move a “Religious Freedoms” bill that they say would attack LGBTI rights […]

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Advocacy group urges LGBTIQ people to speak up on religious freedom

Advocacy group urges LGBTIQ people to speak up on religious freedom

LGBTI groups and individuals are being urged to make their views known to the Federal Government about proposed religious discrimination and freedom laws. Advocacy group just.equal is concerned that the government has announced a consultation process involving MPs and religious groups, but it has not been clear if LGBTI groups will also be consulted. Just.equal […]

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Concetta Fierravanti-Wells wants a broader religious freedom act

Concetta Fierravanti-Wells wants a broader religious freedom act

While the Morrison government has declared bringing in a legislation to outlaw religious discrimination is a top priority, one of their own is calling for a broader and more wide ranging piece of legislation to be introduced. Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells told parliament on Tuesday night that rather than a religious discrimination act, a broader religious freedom […]

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On the Line: Shelley Argent says she’s “Just a Mum”

On the Line: Shelley Argent says she’s “Just a Mum”

Shelley Argent is a well known face in LGBTIQ+ communities around Australia, as the national spokesperson for PFLAG, the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, she’s been at the forefront of fighting for LGBTI rights for many years. A dedicated campaigner for marriage equality, Shelley has trapped the halls of parliament house, spoken at […]

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Keneally says Labor will work with the government on religious freedom

Keneally says Labor will work with the government on religious freedom

Labor’s Senator Kristina Keneally says her party is ready to work with the government to bring in the proposed new religious freedom laws. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has flagged the introduction of new laws as one of the government’s top priorities. At the opening of parliament the government listed changes to the marriage and anti-discrimination […]

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Morrison says he will work with Labor to bring in religious freedom law

Morrison says he will work with Labor to bring in religious freedom law

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he will introduce new religious freedom legislation to the parliament before the end of the year. The PM appeared on the ABC program 7:30 saying he was confident he would be able to work with the Labor party to ensure the new laws were successfully implemented. Morrison said the “finishing touches” […]

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Scott Morrison says he’s committed to bringing in religious freedom laws

Scott Morrison says he’s committed to bringing in religious freedom laws

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has outlined how he’s committed to bringing in new laws to “protect religious freedom” saying it is one of the cornerstones of Australian society. The Prime Minister made the comment while attending the G20 summit in Japan where he sat down for an interview with Sky News. “I’m keen to ensure […]

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