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Tony Abbott links Australia Day debate and marriage survey

Tony Abbott links Australia Day debate and marriage survey

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has linked the debate over marriage equality to a Victorian Council’s decision to move its Australia Day celebrations. Melbourne’s Yarra council announced that they would no longer celebrate Australia Day on January 26th and would move to conduct citizenship ceremonies on an alternative date. The council said it had […]

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Supporting Safe Schools is “anti-human” according to Lyle Shelton

Supporting Safe Schools is “anti-human” according to Lyle Shelton

The head of the Australian Christian Lobby has voiced his agreement with a Scottish church leader who labels support for anti-bullying programs like the Safe Schools Coalition as “anti-human”. The head of the Australian Christian Lobby was interviewing the Reverend David Robertson who is a minister at St. Peter’s Free Church in Dundee Scotland. The […]

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Save Safe Schools: Protesters urge federal govt to fight bullying

Save Safe Schools: Protesters urge federal govt to fight bullying

Last Saturday, Perth’s Murray Street Mall was filled with supporters of the Safe Schools anti-bullying program – calling for its continuation across the nation. Though WA’s new Labor government have vowed to retain and fund the program once federal funding ends, the Save Safe Schools WA and supporters are urging the federal government and other […]

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Oh settle down, nobody said 50% of kids are gay

Oh settle down, nobody said 50% of kids are gay

OPINION Journalists, opinion writers and commentators are up in arms this morning over reports that Roz Ward, one of the founders of the Safe Schools program, suggested that 50% of kids are gay. Except Ward never said that at all. The latest ‘clutch your pearls’ moment from the mainstream media began with a report from Rebecca […]

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Terry Healy highlights blood donor discrimination in inaugural speech

Terry Healy highlights blood donor discrimination in inaugural speech

Western Australian parliament has resumed with a fresh class of politicians taking their seats for the first time. Inaugural speeches give a politician the opportunity to tell the parliament who they are, what they stand for, who they’re inspired by and a chance to thank all their supporters who helped get them elected. Last night […]

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How secure is Safe Schools Coalition’s future?

The election of the McGowan government brought a sigh of relief for supporters of the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program. While the Barnett government had voiced complete opposition to the program, the newly elected Premier has been steadfast in his commitment. The fight to protect the program, ensuring that young LGBT Western Australians were not […]

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Celebrities push for new version of Safe Schools anti-bullying program

Celebrities push for new version of Safe Schools anti-bullying program

A handful of Australian celebrities have launched a petition calling for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the federal government to implement a new version of the Safe Schools anti-bullying program. In a letter to the PM and federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham, the group are suggesting a new anti-bullying program that seeks “an end to […]

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NSW announces a new program will replace Safe Schools

NSW announces a new program will replace Safe Schools

The NSW government has announced it will replace the Safe Schools Coalition program with a new anti-bullying strategy. The program which aims to prevent LGBTI+ students from being bullied in school is only funded by the federal government until the middle of the year. Education Minister Rob Stokes released a statement announcing a new strategy […]

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Former CDP candidate says “LGBTI AIDS” patients should pay for treatment

Reverend Dr David Kim believes that LGBTI patients being treated for AIDS-related illness should pay for their own treatment at public hospitals. Rev Dr Kim, who ran for Fred Nile’s Christian Democratic Party in the recent ACT elections, commented on Facebook that he believes “The LGBTI patients of AIDS should not be freely treated at […]

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Bullied: Ian Thorpe tackles bullying on ABC

Bullied: Ian Thorpe tackles bullying on ABC

Olympic swimming star Ian Thorpe presents a confronting new two episode documentary series that investigates the effects of bullying. The first episode introduces fourteen-year-old Kelsey who faces homophobic bullying at his high school, while the second episode focuses on sixteen-year-old Chelsea who has a physical disability and is tormented by her classmates. The teens are […]

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