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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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Controversial cartoonist Bill Leak dead at 61

Controversial cartoonist Bill Leak dead at 61

Political cartoonist Bill Leak has died in hospital after what is believed to be a heart attack at age 61. The long-serving employee of The Australian, Leak has been described by his employers at NewsCorp as “a giant in his field of cartooning and portraiture”. Paul Whittaker, Editor in Chief at The Australian, says he knows that many people at […]

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Photographer harassed over controversial photo

Photographer harassed over controversial photo

A photographer who took a picture that appeared to show Safe Schools Coalition staff member Roz Ward jostling with a Donald Trump supporter at a Melbourne rally has said that he’s been forced to put his business on hiatus. Conservative group Family Voice Australia has declared the LGBTIQ community is to blame but the photographer […]

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Are an increasing number of refugees pretending to be gay?

Are an increasing number of refugees pretending to be gay?

The Australian newspaper has reported that the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has been “overwhelmed” by refugees seeking protection visas to stay in Australia because of their sexuality. The sudden influx of LGBTIQ people seeking protection has reportedly lead to a crack down on applications with a fear that many of the people applying may not […]

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Poll results show voters prefer free vote over plebiscite on marriage

Poll results show voters prefer free vote over plebiscite on marriage

A new poll conducted for The Australian shows strong support for a free vote on marriage equality by MPs in Parliament as opposed to the government’s proposed plebiscite plan. The Newspoll survey asked 1662 people if they preferred a free vote or a plebiscite in February to legislate for marriage equality in Australia. 48% of respondents […]

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