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‘The Australian’ breached standards with transgender reports

‘The Australian’ breached standards with transgender reports

The Australian Press Council has delivered its adjudication on a complaint from well-known transgender health expert Dr Michelle Telfer finding that the national newspaper had breached reporting standards on several occasions. The Press Council also ruled that many of the reports published by The Australian fell within the guidelines of acceptable reporting. The council considered a complaint […]

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Report highlights The Australian’s transgender coverage was 90% negative

Report highlights The Australian’s transgender coverage was 90% negative

A report looking into mainstream media’s coverage on people who are transgender has highlighted that The Australian newspaper and other News Corp owned publications feature stories about transgender people much more often than their rivals. The study also highlights that reports in The Australian newspaper between April and October 2019 were framed transgender people and issues negatively 90 […]

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The Australian says gay & trans ‘woke sub-brands’ a threat to Australian way of life

The Australian says gay & trans ‘woke sub-brands’ a threat to Australian way of life

The Australian newspaper has published an opinion piece declaring that ‘woke’ thinking is a danger to Australia’s way of life, listing “gay, trans, gender, and race” as “the great social trip wires of our time”. The use of the word ‘woke’ in recent years has been used to describe being alert to injustice in society, especially […]

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Law body calls for judicial inquiry into gay and transgender hate crimes

Law body calls for judicial inquiry into gay and transgender hate crimes

Warning: This article contains mentions of violent hate crimes, suicide. Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has called on the NSW Parliament to adopt all recommendations of the Standing Committee on Social Issues report, as reported in The Australian today, on gay and transgender hate crimes. The newspaper has revealed that the yet unpublished report recommends […]

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Gender clinic chief slams trans & gender diverse reporting at News Corp

Gender clinic chief slams trans & gender diverse reporting at News Corp

The current parliamentary inquiry into media diversity in Australia has received a submission from the director of Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne’s gender service, speaking out against The Australian‘s coverage of transgender and gender diverse issues. Associate Professor Michelle Telfer has outlined her thoughts on The Australian‘s dedicated ‘Gender’ section, which launched in 2019, describing the articles as […]

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Binary challenged to release full survey

Binary challenged to release full survey

Anti-transgender organisation Binary has been challenged to release the full details of their survey which they claim shows Australian parents are overwhelmingly opposed to their children learning about the experiences of people who are transgender. The Australian newspaper published the results of the poll on the eve of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and […]

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‘The Australian’ says Hunt needs to explain his position on transgender kids

‘The Australian’ says Hunt needs to explain his position on transgender kids

The Australian newspaper says federal Health Minister Greg Hunt needs to clearly explain his position on the treatment of transgender youth. Last month Hunt spoke to rival news organisation Nine, telling the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, that he did not support calls for a national inquiry into the treatment of transgender youth. The Minister’s comments followed an […]

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Health Minister Greg Hunt rules out transgender health inquiry

Health Minister Greg Hunt rules out transgender health inquiry

Health Minister Greg Hunt has ruled out holding a national inquiry into transgender health treatment. The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Hunt dismissed the campaign for a national inquiry, saying that he agreed with the recently released response from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians who said that an inquiry could be harmful to vulnerable […]

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There is no “national inquiry” into transgender treatments

There is no “national inquiry” into transgender treatments

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) says it is not conducting an inquiry into the treatment of transgender youth in Australia. The organisation has responded to media organisations who had declared the medical body was conducting an inquiry under orders from Health Minister Greg Hunt saying; “the RACP is primarily an educational institution and does […]

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Health Minister Greg Hunt reportedly backs inquiry into trans treatment

Health Minister Greg Hunt reportedly backs inquiry into trans treatment

The Australian newspaper has declared the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) will conduct an inquiry into the treatment of transgender people, and the move has the backing of federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. “A national inquiry into the safety and ethics of medical treatment for the rising number of trans­gender-identifying children and adolescents will […]

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