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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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South Australia apologises for historic gay convictions

South Australia apologises for historic gay convictions

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has apologised to South Australia’s LGBTIQ community for past laws that were unjust. Weatherill said previous wording of the laws had led to “the cruel and disrespectful treatment of people”. The Premier said laws the state had enforced in the past had lead to the discrimination LGBTIQ people and said […]

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South Australian government announce PrEP trial

South Australian government announce PrEP trial

The South Australian government have announced that their state will be trialling PrEP therapy for those at high risk of contracting HIV. Eligible South Australians who are not living with HIV, but are considered to be high risk, may be prescribed  pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication Truvada – a daily oral medication to prevent the contraction […]

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“What on earth are we doing?” SA’s Premier on marriage equality delays

“What on earth are we doing?” SA’s Premier on marriage equality delays

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has suggested the Coalition could break the stalemate over the marriage plebiscite by just dropping the plan and moving on to a free vote in parliament. Appearing on the ABC program Q&A last night Weatherill said the government should simply move to passing marriage equality legislation through parliament. Audience member David […]

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SA MP suggests gay couples will change gender to get married

A South Australian Liberal MP has made a surprising argument against a bill that would make it easier for trans* and gender diverse people to alter their birth certificates. Adrian Pederick said the bill was a “Trojan horse for gay marriage”, suggesting people would change gender to circumvent the Marriage Act. “You may have a gay couple, whether […]

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SA govt introduce bill to legally recognise same-sex relationships

SA govt introduce bill to legally recognise same-sex relationships

South Australia’s Labor government will introduce a bill to parliament today, providing the framework for a relationship register to legally recognise LGBTIQ+ couples and overseas marriages. The Relationships Register Bill 2016 will allow unmarried couples, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, to officially register their relationship with the state government and obtain a certificate of […]

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Bernardi office protesters to be summoned to court

Bernardi office protesters to be summoned to court

Protesters who allegedly trashed the office of South Australian senator Cory Bernardi will be summoned to appear in an Adelaide Court. South Australian police have identified twelve people who have been reported for disorderly behaviour. Three of these people face an additional charge of damage to property. Police will allege the group entered the MP’s […]

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South Australian authorities amend Bulmer-Rizzi death certificate

South Australian authorities amend Bulmer-Rizzi death certificate

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has revealed that the state will acknowledge the marriage status of UK man David Bulmer-Rizzi, who died in Adelaide last weekend. Mr Bulmer-Rizzi’s death attracted national attention as it was revealed Australian authorities could not acknowledge his husband Marco Bulmer-Rizzi on his death certificate, due to a lack of equal […]

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UK man excluded from husband’s death certificate after accident in Adelaide

UK man excluded from husband’s death certificate after accident in Adelaide

An English man has lost his life in a tragic accident while on honeymoon with his husband here in Australia. Buzzfeed UK report that David Bulmer-Rizzi fell down a flight of stairs in Adelaide, retaining serious damage to his skull. Mr Bulmer-Rizzi was confirmed brain-dead last Friday. Widower Marco Bulmer-Rizzi, also a British citizen, married […]

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Adelaide council commit to rainbow walkway despite complaints

Adelaide council commit to rainbow walkway despite complaints

Adelaide City Council have announced they will commit to a rainbow themed walkway in the city’s Light Square to show support for the LGBTIQ community despite negative responses from constituents. Adelaide’s Deputy Lord Mayor, Houssam Abiad says that most of the email responses to the planned changes were negative, which has compelled the council to […]

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