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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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Hypocrisy in the Age of the Postal Survey

Hypocrisy in the Age of the Postal Survey

Between 1905 until the section was repealed in 1955, The Aborigines Act 1905 (WA), (entirely repealed in 1964), specified that our First Nation Peoples in WA could not marry a non-Aboriginal person without permission from the so-called ‘Chief Protector’ (Between 1905 and 1936, this only applied to Aboriginal women marrying non-Aboriginal people, after 1936 it […]

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Coalition for Marriage launch new ad warning of gay sex education

Coalition for Marriage launch new ad warning of gay sex education

The Coalition for Marriage have launched a new video as part of their campaign to stop same sex couples being allowed to wed. The new spot features Marijke Rancie, who has gained attention online as ‘Political Posting Mumma’. Rancie is a prominent campaigner against the Safe Schools program which aims to stop LGBTIQ students being […]

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Don’t Panic! Benjamin Law investigates the Safe Schools scandal

Don’t Panic! Benjamin Law investigates the Safe Schools scandal

“Invigorating and borderline arousing” is how Benjamin Law described the last 24 hours of his life when he chatted to OUTinPerth. On the eve of the release of his Quarterly Essay, Moral Panic 101, which examines the controversy around the Safe Schools Coalition and its treatment in the media, The Australian published a story highlighting […]

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Mark McGowan: It’s time, vote yes for marriage equality

Mark McGowan: It’s time, vote yes for marriage equality

Premier Mark McGowan entered the auditorium at the WA Labor conference in late August to thunderous applause from the party faithful. At the state election in February McGowan lead the party to a resounding victory, delivering a landslide result that obliterated the longstanding Barnett Liberal government, and this was the party’s moment to celebrate that […]

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Lyle Shelton: There’s hardly any homophobia in Australia

Lyle Shelton: There’s hardly any homophobia in Australia

Lyle Shelton, from the Australian Christian Lobby, and Karina Okotel, Vice President of the Liberal Party, spoke at the National Press Club today to outline their opposition to marriage equality. Last week The YES campaign put forward their case for change, and a week later it was the turn of the NO campaign to deliver […]

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The questions that stumped No campaigner Karina Okotel

The questions that stumped No campaigner Karina Okotel

The Liberal Party Vice President Karina Okotel was in the full swing of arguing against marriage equality this morning when she came across a question that she just couldn’t answer. Appearing on ABC Radio National’s Breakfast program, Okotel was debating the issue of marriage equality with fellow Liberal Christine Forster. Forster, who is a City […]

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