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SA Government introduces bill to abolish ‘gay panic’ defence

SA Government introduces bill to abolish ‘gay panic’ defence

The South Australian Liberal Government has just introduced a Bill to state parliament that could see the end of the ‘gay panic’ defence in Australia. The legislative relic allows for criminal charges to be downgraded for a killer, if the victim was of the same gender and flirting with the attacker, under the umbrella of “provocation”. […]

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Campaign launched to repeal ‘gay panic’ defence in South Australia

Campaign launched to repeal ‘gay panic’ defence in South Australia

LGBTQIA+ advocates have launched a petition to fight a relic of South Australian law, known colloquially as the ‘gay panic’ defence. The law allows for criminal charges to be downgraded for a killer, if the victim was of the same gender and flirting with the attacker. “Laws that legitimise and excuse violent and lethal behaviour […]

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Gamble Breaux shares her love for the LGBTIQ+ community

Gamble Breaux shares her love for the LGBTIQ+ community

Real Housewife of Melbourne Gamble Breaux was recently visiting Perth from the east coast, in preparation for her appearance at Adelaide’s Feast Festival. On the last season of Real Housewives of Melbourne, Gamble told audiences about how her hearing issues had forced her to put her music career on hold – and now she’s re-entering […]

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Adelaide: Get ready for the Feast Festival Quiz night

Adelaide: Get ready for the Feast Festival Quiz night

The annual Feast Festival Quiz Night is one of the Adelaide based festival’s big fundraising events and South Australian readers are encouraged to get a table together for the big event. This year Margie Fischer who will be the MC and Quizmaster for the evening. Margie will be resplendent in one of her many Lurex […]

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Robert Simms vies for top spot on Greens SA senate ticket

Robert Simms vies for top spot on Greens SA senate ticket

Former Greens Senator Robert Simms has put his hand up for the top preselection spot on the party’s South Australian Senate ticket ahead of the next federal election. The out politician lost his seat in the 2016 double dissolution election, and is now hoping to take the top spot for his party in South Australia […]

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Cory Bernardi argues that marriage legislation should not be rushed in

Cory Bernardi argues that marriage legislation should not be rushed in

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has argued that any legislation to allow same sex marriage will have to be carefully considered by the parliament, and may take some time before it could actually become law. Last week Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull restated his belief that if the marriage postal survey returned a ‘yes’ vote, the […]

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Cory Bernardi to robocall millions for opinions on marriage survey

Cory Bernardi to robocall millions for opinions on marriage survey

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has authorised a campaign that will see millions of homes automatically called to gauge opinions on marriage equality. The South Australian senator, who has been at the forefront of the NO Campaign, will survey up to a million homes across his home state and Victoria; where his party has one […]

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‘Gay panic defence’ law reform proposed in South Australia

‘Gay panic defence’ law reform proposed in South Australia

Reforms to South Australian criminal law have been proposed in a new report on the issue of provocation and the outdated “gay panic defence”. The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the University of Adelaide, has now finalised stage one of a two-stage report into the area of provocation. The current law in […]

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Adelaide’s Mars Bar to shut down after four decades of dancing

Adelaide’s Mars Bar to shut down after four decades of dancing

Adelaide’s Mars Bar has announced on social media they will be closing later this month after 40 years of partying in South Australia’s capital. Manager Andrew ‘Madge’ Hobbs posted a letter to the bar’s Facebook page, revealing that Saturday May 13th would be the venue’s last night. “Thanks, everyone for your support over the years without […]

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Australian Christian Lobby against removal of ‘gay panic’ defence

The Australian Christian Lobby has appeared before a parliamentary committee in Queensland to argue against the removal of ‘gay panic’ defences from the state’s legal system. ‘Gay Panic’ defences have been used in the past to justify violent murders and assaults because the defendants has claimed that they believed the victim was a homosexual person […]

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