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PM Scott Morrison believes transgender teens affected by identity politics

PM Scott Morrison believes transgender teens affected by identity politics

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he believes transgender youth have more mental health challenges because of ‘identity politics’. “The tragedy of youth suicide is all too common in Australia, particularly amongst younger Australians working through their identity and the pressures of identity politics,” Morrison said in response to criticism of his approach towards transgender youth. The […]

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Poll shows Australians don’t support religious bodies right to discriminate

Poll shows Australians don’t support religious bodies right to discriminate

A Galaxy / YouGov poll, commissioned by the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) has revealed that 63% of Australians do not believe religious organisations should have the right to discriminate against LGBTIQ people, unmarried mothers, divorcees and de facto partners. The figure rises to 68%, including 48% of people who are strongly […]

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ACON praises Cricket Australia’s trans inclusion policy

ACON praises Cricket Australia’s trans inclusion policy

ACON, who runs Pride in Sport, Australia’s first and only sexuality and gender diverse sporting inclusion program, spoke out this week following widespread commentary around Cricket Australia’s announcement of a new inclusive policy that welcomed transgender people. The organisation said they were aware of increasing media commentary that was strongly critical of Cricket Australia’s new […]

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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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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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ACL pauses campaign for Israel Folau with over $2 million raised

ACL pauses campaign for Israel Folau with over $2 million raised

The Australian Christian Lobby has hit the pause button on their fundraising campaign for Israel Folau with over $2 million raised for the multi-millionaire rugby player. Folau is appealing to the public to help fund his legal action against Rugby Australia who terminated his employment contract in relation to a series of social media posts […]

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Community calls for end to LGBTI discrimination on religious grounds

Community calls for end to LGBTI discrimination on religious grounds

Politicians, entertainers, activists and religious leaders have come together to draw attention to the wide range of Australians who do not want to see new religious freedom laws implemented in Australia fearing it will lead to an increase in discrimination against LGBTI people. Comedian Tom Ballard, journalist Helen Razer, PFLAG spokesperson Shelley Argent and the […]

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Cory Bernardi to deregister his party Australian Conservatives

Cory Bernardi to deregister his party Australian Conservatives

Senator Cory Bernardi has announced he’ll deregister his political party Australian Conservatives citing its lack of political success and dwindling funds. “The inescapable conclusion from our lack of political success, our financial position and the re-election of a Morrison-led Government is that the rationale for the creation of the Australian Conservatives is no longer valid,” […]

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