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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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Cory Bernardi says he’s open to rejoining the Liberal Party

Cory Bernardi says he’s open to rejoining the Liberal Party

Senator Cory Bernardi, who defected from the Liberal party to form his own party Australian Conservatives, says he’s now open to rejoining the party under the leadership of Scott Morrison. Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives failed to get any of their candidates elected to the upper house at last month’s election. The South Australian senator says he’d […]

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Equality Australia’s Aram Hosie: “It’s time to band together again”

Equality Australia’s Aram Hosie: “It’s time to band together again”

OPINION I’m not going to lie. In the days following the 2019 Federal Election, I spent a reasonable amount of time under the Doona of Depletion & Denial, avoiding engaging with the results and the commentary as much as possible. And then Melbourne radio station Joy 94.9 asked me to come on to Saturday Magazine […]

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PM Scott Morrison wins a third term for Liberals, thanks ‘quiet Australians’

PM Scott Morrison wins a third term for Liberals, thanks ‘quiet Australians’

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has claimed victory in the 2019 federal election delivering a shock win for the Liberal party and defying opinion polls and pundits. The Prime Minister said it was due to quiet, hard working, Australians that he had defied the odds and been able to take the Liberal party to a third […]

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