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Cory Bernardi asks government how many genders they consider exist

Cory Bernardi asks government how many genders they consider exist

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has asked the government how many genders they acknowledge in Senate Estimates this week. While hearing government minister Matias Cormann as part of the Senate Standing Committee on Economics, Senator Bernardi asked “How many genders does the government consider exist?” “Facebook says there’s fifty,” he continued. Cormann, the government’s Senate […]

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On five occasions Australia has raised the issue of Chechnya with Russia

On five occasions Australia has raised the issue of Chechnya with Russia

Western Australian senator Dean Smith has asked the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to provide greater explanation about Australia’s response to the human rights abuses of gay men in Chechnya. The request was made during Senate Estimates hearings in federal parliament. Dr Lachlan Strahan from the department told the committee that the information about […]

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Eric Abetz grills SBS boss over his support for marriage equality

Eric Abetz grills SBS boss over his support for marriage equality

Liberal senator Eric Abetz has grilled SBS CEO Michael Ebeid over his support for marriage equality, suggesting that the broadcasting boss spent too much time campaigning against government policy. Ebeid was appearing before a Senate Estimates committee yesterday when he and his staff faced a barrage of questions about his personal emails. Senator Abetz questioned […]

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