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Liberal MP Joe Francis called out over Safe Schools claims

Liberal MP Joe Francis called out over Safe Schools claims

Joe Francis voices opposition to Safe Schools Liberal MP Joe Francis appeared on Perth radio station 6PR earlier this week saying politicians should always tell the truth, but advocates for the Safe Schools anti-bullying program say Francis and other Liberal MP’s are not being honest when they describe the program. Labor and The Greens have […]

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OUTinPerth LGBTIQ Election Forum: What did we learn?

OUTinPerth LGBTIQ Election Forum: What did we learn?

Ahead of the state election here in Western Australia, LGBTIQ voters had the opportunity to discuss local issues with representatives of Labor, the Liberals and the Greens at a forum hosted by OUTinPerth at The Court Hotel. Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren, Maylands MLA Lisa Baker of WA Labor and federal Liberal Senator Dean Smith took to […]

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Tens of thousands of Perth homes sent anti-LGBTI flyers ahead of election

Tens of thousands of Perth homes sent anti-LGBTI flyers ahead of election

Tens of thousands of Perth homes have been sent flyers campaigning against the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program. The flyers claim that the program is delivered to young children, “encourages” boys and girls to use the each others bathroom and warns voters to think carefully before voting for any of the political parties that support […]

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One Nation’s Tracey Bell-Henselin: “LGBTI is out to destroy families”

One Nation’s Tracey Bell-Henselin: “LGBTI is out to destroy families”

A third One Nation candidate is facing criticism for their social media comments about people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex. The Courier Mail has highlighted social media comments attributed to Tracey Bell-Henselin, who is the party’s candidate for Queensland state seat of Glasshouse. Among the comments Bell-Henselin is alleged to have posted […]

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Barnaby Joyce “can’t really explain” Safe Schools program

Barnaby Joyce “can’t really explain” Safe Schools program

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has said he struggles to explain the Safe Schools anti-bullying program to colleagues in a radio interview this morning. The Nationals’ party leader told ABC Radio this morning that while regular voters are not discussing marriage equality or the Safe Schools program with him, Safe Schools was often raised as a […]

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Australian Christian Lobby doubts police statement

The head of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has told the media that he’s sceptical of the statement from the Australian Capital Territory Police that the explosion outside the lobby groups office was not politically motivated. Last night a van containing gas cylinders was set alight causing an explosion at the front of the organisation’s […]

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Terry Healy on why he wants to be in parliament

Earlier this year we published an interview with Perth Abetz MLA, the member for Southern River, who outlined his opposition to marriage equality and his concerns about the Safe Schools program. In our December issue we hear from one of the aspiring politicians who hopes to unseat Abetz at the 2017 state election. Terry Healy wants […]

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Victorian government announces overhaul of Safe Schools program

Victorian government announces overhaul of Safe Schools program

The Victorian government has informed LaTrobe University that it’ll be moving the Safe Schools Coalition program to the state’s Department of Education, severing the university’s contract six months early. The move comes after the Andrews government faced pressure from conservative politicians, family groups and religious lobbyists about the program and it’s controversial co-founder Roz Ward. […]

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So Loquacious: Misty Farquhar joins us to look over recent news

So Loquacious: Misty Farquhar joins us to look over recent news

Researcher and human rights advocate Misty Farquhar joined Graeme Watson and Leigh Hill for the latest installment of our podcast So Loquacious. The discussion covered LGBTIQ rights around the globe including recent developments in Indonesia, bi-erasure by the queer rest of the LGTIQ community, the recent international gay and lesbian conference in Thailand, and the […]

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Midsumma will not use advertising benefits in News Corp partnership

Midsumma will not use advertising benefits in News Corp partnership

Midsumma Festival have announced they will not be claiming any of the advertising benefits agreed upon in their partnership with News Corp following criticism from the LGBTIQ+ community. The festival has been under fire for their agreement with News Corp and their publication Herald Sun for the media organisation’s criticisms of the Safe Schools anti-bullying program, marriage […]

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