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Labor urged to end discrimination excemptions in faith-based schools

Labor urged to end discrimination excemptions in faith-based schools

LGBTI+ advocates are calling on the federal opposition to remove discrimination exemptions for faith-based schools in light of their recent commitment to increase funding to such institutions. The Australian Labor Party recently pledged to increase funding for religious schools by $250 million. Veteran LGBTI+ activist Rodney Croome says these schools should be held to the […]

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Calls for Labor to oppose anti-LGBTI discrimination exemptions

Calls for Labor to oppose anti-LGBTI discrimination exemptions

Equality advocates have repeated their calls for the Labor party to adopt a policy of scrapping existing legal exemptions that allow LGBTI people to be sacked or refused service by faith-based schools, hospitals and charities. The call comes after Deputy Labor leader, Tanya Plibersek (pictured), defended such exemptions saying “we’re not proposing to change any […]

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Tanya Plibersek: Labor has no plans to stop gay teachers from being fired

Tanya Plibersek: Labor has no plans to stop gay teachers from being fired

The federal Labor party has declared that it has no plans to introduce protections that would prevent LGBTI people being fired from their jobs if they work for a religious organisation. Deputy Leader Tanya Plibersek made the declaration in response a pre-budget submission released by the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC). In their submission the NCEC […]

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PM says postal survey’s lack of legal protections is not a concern

PM says postal survey’s lack of legal protections is not a concern

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed concerns that the proposed postal survey to gauge the nation’s appetite for marriage equality will not have the legal protections of a regular election process. The government has announced that their postal plebiscite will be deployed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), rather than the Australian Electoral Commission […]

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Plebiscite funding included in budget, advocates say it’s time to move on

Plebiscite funding included in budget, advocates say it’s time to move on

Treasurer Scott Morrison’s new budget includes funding of $170 million to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality despite the legislation failing to pass the senate in November 2016. Long-time marriage equality advocate and spokesperson for just.equal, Rodney Croome, described the government’s commitment to the failed policy as a great disappointment. “It’s deeply disappointing that the […]

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Mark Latham labeled a bully for questioning school boys sexuality

Mark Latham labeled a bully for questioning school boys sexuality

Sky News presenter Mark Latham has been labeled a bully by current Labor leader Bill Shorten. Latham, who was leader of the Labor party from 2003 to 2005, is under fire after he questioned the sexuality of a schoolboy on live TV. Alongside Ross Cameron and Rowan Dean, the retired MP hosts Outsiders, a new right […]

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Senator Scott Ryan dismisses calls for marriage equality free vote

Senator Scott Ryan dismisses calls for marriage equality free vote

Scott Ryan, the Special Minister of State charged with delivering the government’s marriage plebiscite, has dismissed calls for a free vote on the issue. Despite the legislation for a plebiscite facing a certain death once it reaches the senate, many of the Turnbull government’s MP’s are adamant that there is no way the issue will […]

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Labor to submit new private member’s bill on marriage equality

Labor to submit new private member’s bill on marriage equality

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has announced on social media that Labor will introduce a bill in the House of Representatives, as the first day of the new Parliament comes to a close. The Labor Leader posted online that he and Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek have given notice to the Parliament that they plan to […]

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Labor candidate Christian Kunde resigns but denies homophobic lecture

A Labor candidate in the federal election has stood down after a newspaper report highlighted his connection to an Islamic extremist group and alleged that he’d delivered a homophobic lecture. Christian Kunde, who also goes by the name of Abdullah Kunde, was Labor’s candidate for the seat of the NSW seat of Farrar. Kunde resigned […]

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Plibersek: Turnbull has kicked marriage equality into the never-never

Plibersek: Turnbull has kicked marriage equality into the never-never

Labor’s deputy leader Tanya Plibersek delivered a speech in parliament yesterday restating Labor’s call for the government to address the marriage equality issue. Ms Plibersek said many Australian’s were asking themselves why marriage equality had not been introduced considering over 20 countries, many who are culturally similar to Australia, had brought in legislation to allow […]

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