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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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Scott Morrison says he does not believe gay people will go to hell

Scott Morrison says he does not believe gay people will go to hell

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has clarified that he does not personally believe that gay people go to hell. During a campaign stop in Perth yesterday the Prime Minister said he was now supportive of marriage equality because it is the law of the land, but would not be drawn on whether he personally believes gay […]

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PM Scott Morrison says he now backs same-sex marriage

PM Scott Morrison says he now backs same-sex marriage

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared he’s now a supporter of same-sex marriage, despite having campaigned against the laws being changed for many years. The PM made a quick trip to Perth yesterday and while he was here a reporter asked if he was still opposed to same-sex marriage. Scott Morrison said he was now […]

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Liberal candidate Gurpal Singh asked to resign over rape comments

Liberal candidate Gurpal Singh asked to resign over rape comments

The Liberal party has demanded Gurpal Singh their candidate for the Victorian seat of Scullin tender his resignation. The party, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison, had stood by Singh over comments he’d made linking same-sex marriage and pedophilia, but further revelations that he’d once referred to a man who raped his wife as the “real […]

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More pressure on Liberal candidate Gurpal Singh over rape comments

More pressure on Liberal candidate Gurpal Singh over rape comments

The Liberal candidate for the division of Scullin is facing more questions about offensive comments on social media after it was revealed he had allegedly made a number of comments blaming a woman for being raped by her partner. Gurpal Singh said he had “no sympathy” for a woman who was raped by her husband, […]

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Party official says Morrison government will work to end conversion therapy

Party official says Morrison government will work to end conversion therapy

Last week Scott Morrison brushed off questions about banning gay conversion therapy saying it was a state issue, but a party official has declared the coalition will work with states to bring an end to the practice. On Tuesday the Labor party announced it would outlaw the practice of gay conversion therapy if elected. A […]

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Labor vows to outlaw gay conversion therapy if elected

Labor vows to outlaw gay conversion therapy if elected

Opposition leader Bill Shorten is set to announce plans to outlaw gay conversion therapy if Labor are elected to government. A media release from a trio of Labor MP’s; Mark Dreyfus, Louise Pratt and Catherine King, announced the policy. “We will work with survivors and advocates on a range of strategies to end this insidious […]

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison condems Brunei’s anti-gay laws

Prime Minister Scott Morrison condems Brunei’s anti-gay laws

LGBTI human rights advocate Rodney Croome has welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s strong condemnation of new, repressive laws in Brunei, which target LGBTI people and other minorities. Responding to a letter from Croome asking him to speak out against Brunei’s laws, Prime Minister Morrison wrote, “The government’s view is clear: criminalisation of consensual same-sex relationships […]

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PM Scott Morrison calls federal election for Saturday 18th May

PM Scott Morrison calls federal election for Saturday 18th May

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called the federal election for Saturday 18th of May kicking off a five week campaign. The PM visited the Governor General this morning and soon afterwards appeared at Parliament House to lay out his pitch to the Australian people on why the government should be returned for a third term. […]

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