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Australian Psychological Society disputes reporting by ‘The Australian’

Australian Psychological Society disputes reporting by ‘The Australian’

The CEO of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) has responded to media reports suggesting the organisation was pushing for children to be allowed sex change surgery without parental consent or mandatory counselling saying the reporting has misrepresented the organisation’s statements. Earlier this week The Australian newspaper reported that the organisation had called for children under 16 to […]

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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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Health body says ‘The Australian’ reporting on trans treatment is biased

Health body says ‘The Australian’ reporting on trans treatment is biased

The Australian Professional Association for Trans Health (AusPATH) has raised concern over recent reporting on transgender health by News Corp. The leading health organisation for the treatment of people who are transgender labeled stories in The Australian newspaper as being biased, emotive and not based on fact. “Our organisation is concerned that the recent reporting in The […]

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Michael Kirby: The ‘jury’s out’ on Morrison’s love for LGBTI Australians

Michael Kirby: The ‘jury’s out’ on Morrison’s love for LGBTI Australians

Former High Court judge Michael Kirby says the jury is still out on whether Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s proclaimed love for all Australians also includes LGBTI Australians. The respected justice and legal scholar was speaking at the 2018 Australian Ally Conference in Perth during the week and on Friday night delivered the third annual human […]

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity plunges in new poll

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity plunges in new poll

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity has taken a nose dive, plunging five percentage points in the latest Newspoll released today. Turnbull’s support as preferred Prime Minister dropped from 41 points, to just 36 points, over the last fortnight. His lowest approval rating since he took office. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten now trails the PM by […]

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Conservative MPs prepare a marriage bill with greater religious protections

Conservative MPs prepare a marriage bill with greater religious protections

A group of conservative MPs are rushing to create their own marriage bill in preparation for the ‘Yes’ case being successful in the national postal survey. The group, which includes WA Liberal Ian Goodenough and Andrew Hastie, are working on their own private members bill which will have greater protections for religious freedom than those […]

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Health Minister Greg Hunt orders “urgent review” of EMEN8 website

Health Minister Greg Hunt orders “urgent review” of EMEN8 website

A joint initiative of the Victorian AIDS Council and AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON) is facing review by the federal government after a report from The Australian. The EMEN8 website, established earlier this year, is a sexual health promotion and awareness resource aimed at men who have sex with men (MSM). The Australian have […]

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Graham Richardson no longer favours plebiscite, calls for free vote

Graham Richardson no longer favours plebiscite, calls for free vote

Political commentator Graham Richardson has declared he no longer supports the idea of a plebiscite on marriage equality. The respected retired politician says Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should just schedule a free vote on the issue. Writing in The Australian, Richardson said the recent controversy over Margaret Court comments had convinced him that Australia would be […]

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Did the ACNC remove the details of the ACL board out of safety fears?

The Australian Christian Lobby claims its board members are under attack from members of the LGBT community who are endangering their safety in the “battle for marriage and freedom”. In a media release this week Lyle Shelton, the Managing Director of the political lobby group, said an article in The Australian showed that marriage equality activists […]

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