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24 hours and a crystal ball: LGBTQIA+ equality in our next parliament

OPINION: Brian Greig is a former WA senator and veteran LGBTIQ+ advocate I write this article one day before the election just to make a couple of points and predictions. There is only 24 hours to go, but I don’t believe we will have a clear result on Saturday night. It will take a few […]

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Advocates & experts dispel misinformation on trans healthcare

Advocates & experts dispel misinformation on trans healthcare

LGBTQIA+ advocates and medical professionals are standing up for trans lives and healthcare after misinformation shared by the Prime Minister this morning. Representatives from advocacy group Transcend Australia, the Australian Professional Association for Trans Health (AusPATH) and Equality Australia are setting out to set the record straight. This morning, Scott Morrison said he is standing […]

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Scott Morrison falsely claims “young adolescents” are having trans surgery

Scott Morrison falsely claims “young adolescents” are having trans surgery

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared he’s still standing by Katherine Deves as his candidate in Warringah despite her walk-back of her apology over her comments about transgender youth. The PM then went on to falsely claim that young adolescents are undergoing gender confirmation surgery. Yesterday Katherine Deves spoke to Sky News where she walked […]

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Katherine Deves says “mutilated” was the “correct terminology”

Katherine Deves says “mutilated” was the “correct terminology”

Liberal candidate for Warringah Katherine Deves has walked back her apology over social media posts she made about transgender youth, saying “mutilated” was the correct terminology to describe them from a “medico-legal” perspective. Sky News host Chris Kenny was frustrated that the Liberal party kept blocking Deves from appearing in mainstream media, he headed out […]

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PM Scott Morrison adamant that Religious Discrimination will be a priority

PM Scott Morrison adamant that Religious Discrimination will be a priority

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told reporters that he is adamant that a Religious Discrimination Bill will be passed before the government considers looking into any protections for gay and transgender students. Over the weekend the PM was repeatedly asked to give a timeline for the reintroduction of the Religious Discrimination legislation, and while the […]

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Stoker signals no changes to Sex Discrimination Act in future agenda

Stoker signals no changes to Sex Discrimination Act in future agenda

Senator Amanda Stoker has laid out her thoughts on how the government will approach the proposed Religious Discrimination Act if reelected next week, saying it was hugely disappointing members of her own party voted against the legislation earlier this year. “It was hugely disappointing.” Senator Stoker said during an online interview with the Australian Christian […]

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PM vows to pass unamended Religious Discrimination bill

PM vows to pass unamended Religious Discrimination bill

The Prime Minister has promised religious groups that if re-elected he’ll take another run at the Religious Discrimination Bill, vowing that this time he would not allow any amendments to protect gay or transgender students. The Prime Minister has promised Religious Discrimination Bill would be passed in the last turn of government, but he pulled […]

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Katherine Deves breaks her silence saying she’s ‘chastened’

Liberal party election candidate Katherine Deves has broken her silence and granted an exclusive pre-recorded interview with SBS World News, saying she’s received death and rape threats and has had to send her family away due the furor around her comments about transgender people. The heavily edited interview was filmed at a “secret location”, and […]

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PM stands by Katherine Deves as her previous comments pile up

PM stands by Katherine Deves as her previous comments pile up

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out disendorsing Warringah candidate Katherine Deves, saying people should focus on her core argument about ‘protecting women’s sport’. “Katherine is passionate about the issue of women and girls in sport, and I think the position that she’s set out on that issue is one that I think finds a […]

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Deves claimed SCG is permanently changing the Ladies Pavilion to the ‘Pride Pavilion’

Deves claimed SCG is permanently changing the Ladies Pavilion to the ‘Pride Pavilion’

Liberal candidate Katherine Deves claimed the Sydney Cricket Ground is removing the historic Ladies Pavilion and permanently renaming it the “Pride Pavilion” following the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras being held at the stadium. Deves made the claim while appearing on an online panel for International Women’s Day. In the a conversation hosted by […]

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