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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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Labor criticise Milo Yiannopoulos visa decision

Labor criticise Milo Yiannopoulos visa decision

The opposition have criticised the government’s decision to allow controversial speaker Milo Yiannopoulos a visa to enter Australia for a speaking tour. Labor’s Shadow Foreign Minister Penny Wong said the government had only changed its stance after being pressured by right wing commentators. “I think we can decide who we want to come to Australia.” […]

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Steve Ciobo and Christopher Pyne both expected to resign

Steve Ciobo and Christopher Pyne both expected to resign

Prime Minister Scott Morrison looks likely to lose two more Ministers ahead of the federal election with Defence Industry Steve Ciobo and Defence Minister Christopher Pyne both expected to announce their resignations. It has been reported that Ciobo has already pre-recorded an interview with Sky News where he announces his retirement from politics. Christopher Pyne […]

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Liberal senator Amanda Stoker says sexuality is a choice

Liberal senator Amanda Stoker says sexuality is a choice

Liberal Senator Amanda Stoker has shared her view that people choose their sexuality. In an opinion piece for the Australian Financial Review published earlier this month the senator from Queensland criticised “identity politics” saying people chose to identify themselves as victims of a series of elements that were both within and outside of one’s control. Senator […]

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Queensland MP George Christensen slams “putrid smear campaign”

Queensland MP George Christensen slams “putrid smear campaign”

Queensland MP George Christensen has labeled a news report published yesterday in the Herald Sun as “Highly defamatory”, describing it as part of a “putrid smear campaign” orchestrated by “gutless” political opponents. The newspaper reported that the Australian Federal Police has inquired about an unnamed member of parliament’s frequent travel to parts of South-East Asia, and that […]

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Philip Ruddock: Review found little evidence of religious discrimination

Philip Ruddock: Review found little evidence of religious discrimination

Former Attorney General Philip Ruddock has told ABC radio that the review he headed that looked into the issue of religious freedom didn’t find much evidence of people being discriminated against because of their religious beliefs. On Thursday Prime Minister Scott Morrison finally released the report seven months after it was delivered to the government. […]

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