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Will Joe Francis replace Mathias Cormann in federal parliament?

Will Joe Francis replace Mathias Cormann in federal parliament?

Former Liberal state member Joe Francis is reportedly eyeing up a return to politics and is sounding out colleagues to see if he has their support to replace Western Australian senator Mathias Cormann. Cormann announced he would resign as Finance Minister and retire from politics at the end of the year bringing the curtain down […]

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Pauline Hanson says teachers are ‘transgendering’ children

Pauline Hanson says teachers are ‘transgendering’ children

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has claimed there are only 57 transgender youth in Australian schools during a speech outlining why she wants parents to decide what is included in the education curriculum. Speaking in the senate this morning, Senator Hanson outlined why she has introduced legislation that will allow parents to take schools to […]

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Liberal MP Nicolle Flint says teaching respect will stop homophobia

Liberal MP Nicolle Flint says teaching respect will stop homophobia

Liberal MP Nicolle Flint has told the audience on ABC’s Q&A program that homophobic bullying can be reduced if people are just taught to respect each other. Her comment received quick comeback from fellow panelist, singer Jimmy Barnes, who asked if that was her goal – why the government removed the Safe Schools program. “I […]

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Senator Fraser Anning launches rant about Safe Schools

Senator Fraser Anning launches rant about Safe Schools

Senator Fraser Anning from Katter’s Australia Party has launched a long rant on Twitter attacking the Safe Schools program and transgender youth. The politician, who defected from Pauline Hanson’s One Nation to the Katter Party, said in the late 1960’s Australia would have declared the Safe Schools program to be communist propaganda and the people […]

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Liberal leader Mike Nahan will fund regional education by cutting Safe Schools

Liberal leader Mike Nahan will fund regional education by cutting Safe Schools

Liberal leader Dr Mike Nahan has announced he’ll keep regional residential colleges open by killing off the Safe Schools program that aims to create more inclusive school environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. At the Liberal party’s state conference Dr Nahan said he’d keep Moora Residential College, Landsdale College and toehr facilities open […]

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Safe Schools anti-bullying program rebrands as Inclusive Education WA

The Safe Schools anti-bullying resource for schools has been renamed following criticism from conservative groups after its initial launch, election campaigns and throughout last year’s Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. Inclusive Education WA will provide the same support and resources to any school, school staff member, family or student who is seeking information on how […]

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Peter Dutton hopes Ruddock Review will bring greater protections

Peter Dutton hopes Ruddock Review will bring greater protections

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has shared his hope that the Ruddock Review into religious freedom in Australia will bring about greater protections for people of faith. The government has received the report, but declared it’ll be weeks before it’s findings are shared with the public. Speaking to Sky News this morning Peter Dutton said […]

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Cate McGregor says she is now supportive of Safe Schools

Cate McGregor says she is now supportive of Safe Schools

Cate McGregor has changed her mind about the Safe Schools program and now says she is supportive of most parts of the program. McGregor, who prior to her retirement was the highest ranked transgender person in the Australian military, had previously spoken against the program which aims to reduce bullying queer students, but she now […]

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Northern Territory government confirm Safe Schools funding

Northern Territory government confirm Safe Schools funding

The Northern Territory’s Labor government have confirmed they will continue to fund the Safe Schools anti-bullying program after funding was cut off from Canberra last year. The Australian has reported that over 150 public schools have been informed that the program will continue with funding from the Northern Territory Department of Education. The anti-bullying program, […]

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Abetz: Smith’s marriage bill goes further than same-sex marriage

Abetz: Smith’s marriage bill goes further than same-sex marriage

Long-time opponent of LGBTI+ rights Senator Eric Abetz has said that the bill currently before the parliament to make changes to the Marriage Act goes far beyond the question that was put to the Australian people in the postal survey. Speaking in the Upper House today, Senator Abetz argued that marriage is a social unit […]

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