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Brisbane activists to protest against government’s Religious Discrimination Bill

Brisbane activists to protest against government’s Religious Discrimination Bill

Protestors are planning to take to the streets in Brisbane on Saturday, September 4 to protest the federal government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill. The Morrison Government will have a third run at creating religious freedom laws with Attorney General Michaelia Cash telling The Australian newspaper she hopes to have legislation before parliament in December. Prime Minister Scott […]

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Morrison Government votes down transgender workplace protections

Morrison Government votes down transgender workplace protections

Hopes of adding protections for transgender, non-binary and intersex people to Australia’s workplace protection laws have come crashing down as the government used its numbers to stop any changes going through the parliament. The senate was considering the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill that aims to bring in some of […]

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Calls for Morrison Government to target LGBTIQ+ abuses in Chechnya

Calls for Morrison Government to target LGBTIQ+ abuses in Chechnya

The Victorian Pride Lobby has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that Australia will soon introduce Magnitsky-style sanctions, and have urged Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne to impose them on the people responsible for LGBTQ+ human rights abuses in Chechnya. The government’s new laws will allow targeted financial sanctions and travel bans to be imposed on […]

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It’s 1000 days since PM Scott Morrison said he’d protect LGBTIQ+ kids

It’s 1000 days since PM Scott Morrison said he’d protect LGBTIQ+ kids

An LGBT student who was in year 7 when Scott Morrison first promised to protect them will have already finished school before he finally gets around to doing anything about it – and that’s if he ever does. Alastair Lawrie Today marks 1,000 days since Prime Minister Scott Morrison first committed to protecting LGBT students […]

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PM accused of failing to deliver on promise to end discrimination

PM accused of failing to deliver on promise to end discrimination

LGBTIQ rights advocates say the Morrison Government has failed to honour its 2018 pre-election commitment to end the legal loophole that allows children to be discriminated against by faith-based schools because of their sexuality or gender identity. This week, in response to questions during Senate Estimates from Victorian Greens Senator, Janet Rice, government representatives said […]

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Amanda Stoker goes on media blitz following criticism

Amanda Stoker goes on media blitz following criticism

On Tuesday Senator Amanda Stoker hit back at critics of her appointment as Assistant Minister for Women, spending the day in radio, TV and print media interviews. The Queensland senator said criticism from Australian of the Year, Grace Tame, and actor Magda Szubanski was misplaced. Senator Stoker said she had a long history of defending […]

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PM Morrison announces new ministers in cabinet reshuffle

PM Morrison announces new ministers in cabinet reshuffle

Warning: This article contains mentions of sexual misconduct/assault. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced changes to his cabinet, which sees more women in ministerial roles, while other MPs take on new portfolios. The reshuffle follows a series of allegations levelled at elected officials and staff in Canberra, shining a spotlight on sexual misconduct allegations, and […]

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Liberal MP Nicolle Flint announces she’s leaving politics

Liberal MP Nicolle Flint announces she’s leaving politics

South Australian Liberal MP Nicolle Flint has announced she’s quitting politics and will not stand at the next federal election. Flint declared that she would not recontest her seat of Boothby and would be bowing out of politics. During her time in parliament Flint has faced a barrage of sexist and demeaning commentary, memorably making […]

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Is the government about to launch Version 3.0 of the religious discrimination bill?

Is the government about to launch Version 3.0 of the religious discrimination bill?

Former Howard government Minister Kevin Andrews, who is now a backbencher in the Morrison government, has shared with a family group that Attorney General Christian Porter will soon reveal the third iteration of the controversial religious discrimination bill. Andrews, who was recently dumped by the party ahead of the next election, spoke online to Family […]

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Alan Jones announces his retirement from radio

Alan Jones announces his retirement from radio

Sydney radio host Alan Jones has announced he’ll hang up the headphones and retire from radio later this month. Jones will continue to present his evening programs on Sky News and write for newspapers. Jones’ breakfast show has been a top rating program since he took over the slot in 2001. The radio host said […]

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