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Narelda Jacobs says Scott Morrison has abandoned Australians

Narelda Jacobs says Scott Morrison has abandoned Australians

Studio10 newsreader Narelda Jacobs has shared her thoughts on Australia’s growing number of cases of Covid-19, saying that Prime Minister Scott Morrison has abandoned Australians and left them to their own devices. Narelda Jacobs shared her thought in an Instagram post as both she and partner film director Stevie Cruz-Martin both tested positive to the […]

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Morrison government facing election wipeout according to latest Newspoll

Morrison government facing election wipeout according to latest Newspoll

Labor could win as many as additional 12 seats in the federal parliament if an election was held today according to the latest Newspoll published in The Australian newspaper. Such a result would see Labor hold a majority of 80 seats in the House of Representatives and deliver a crushing defeat to the coalition. While political […]

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Advocates call on PM & Albanese to stand against weakening discrimination protections

Advocates call on PM & Albanese to stand against weakening discrimination protections

Equality advocates have called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese to explain their stance on Tasmania’s “gold-standard” anti-discrimination protections. The Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill will override existing discrimination protections for many Tasmanians, and Labor leader Albanese has not committed his party to voting down this potential override of state legislation. […]

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Scott Morrison strikes a deal on the Religious Discrimination bill

Scott Morrison strikes a deal on the Religious Discrimination bill

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has reportedly struck a deal with some of the Liberal moderates to get them onside and supporting the Religious Discrimination bill. The Guardian Australia has reported that the PM has promised changes to the Sex Discrimination act would be separately fast-tracked through the parliament to alleviate the concerns expressed by some members […]

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Inquiry chair says discrimination of LGBTIQA+ students should not be considered

Inquiry chair says discrimination of LGBTIQA+ students should not be considered

Anne Webster, the Nationals MP who chairs the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, says her committee should not consider discrimination against LGBT teachers and students when it reviews the governments religious discrimination bill. Speaking to Paul Karp at The Guardian on Monday, Webster said the inquiry will be “specifically about religious discrimination” and concerns about LGBT teachers […]

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Religious Discrimination bill referred to parliamentary committee for scrutiny

Religious Discrimination bill referred to parliamentary committee for scrutiny

The government has referred the Religious Discrimination bill to a parliamentary committee for further scrutiny. The surprise move comes as the government ends a week which saw disunity and disagreement within its own ranks over multiple issues. Prime Minister Scott Morrison introduced the legislation to parliament yesterday saying it was a promise he’d made prior to […]

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PM Scott Morrison introduces Religious Discrimination Bill

PM Scott Morrison introduces Religious Discrimination Bill

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has formally introduced the Religious Discrimination Bill into parliament. Delivering a twenty minute long speech the PM said the new Religious Discrimination act would stand alongside the the laws against sexual, racial, disability and aged discrimination. “In this age of identity politics where we hear much about how we are identified […]

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison to introduce Religious Discrimination bill

Prime Minister Scott Morrison to introduce Religious Discrimination bill

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to formally introduce the latest version of the Religious Discrimination bill into parliament on Thursday. The PM reportedly told his party room colleagues that the bill would not be rushed though parliament and would likely be sent to review by a senate inquiry before becoming law. The suggestion that […]

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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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