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Advocates welcome call to reduce discrimination in marriage bill

Advocates welcome call to reduce discrimination in marriage bill

Marriage equality advocates have praised the Greens for new attempts to reduce discrimination towards LGBTI+ Australians in Senator Dean Smith’s co-sponsored marriage bill. The House of Representatives’ sole Green MP Adam Bandt said he will re-introduce amendments to the bill to limit exemptions that allow discrimination in wedding services against marrying couples, including same-sex couples, […]

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The Greens back Senator Dean Smith’s marriage bill

The Greens back Senator Dean Smith’s marriage bill

The Greens have voiced their support for Liberal Senator Dean Smith’s private members bill that would bring in marriage equality in Australia. While the results of the government’s non-compulsory non-binding postal survey on the issue won’t be known until Wednesday morning, it is widely predicted that the ‘Yes’ campaign will be successful in showing that […]

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The Greens welcome Premier’s apology for historical convictions

The Greens welcome Premier’s apology for historical convictions

Greens spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity Alison Xamon has welcomed Premier Mark McGowan’s apology from the Government to men convicted of homosexual offences prior to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1990. Xamon said the apology was long overdue and an important step forward. “The Greens have always stood for equal rights for LGBTI+ people […]

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Pauline Hanson declares postal survey will be invalid

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has declared the results of the Turnbull government’s postal survey on marriage will be invalid because too many survey papers have become lost or stolen. Senator Hanson said because the envelopes the survey forms are sent back in a see-through envelope they may be tampered with by Australia Post’s staff. […]

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Senate shows support for LGBTIQ community on R U OK? Day

Senate shows support for LGBTIQ community on R U OK? Day

The Senate has passed a motion voicing support for LGBTIQ people on R U OK? Day, and encourages all Australians to reach out to their queer family and friends and check on how they are faring during the marriage debate. The motion was put forward by Greens’ senators Rachel Siewert and Janet Rice. It asked […]

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Head to a rally for marriage equality this weekend

Head to a rally for marriage equality this weekend

Show your support for marriage equality this weekend by attending a rally for the cause. Equal Love WA’s Freo Says Yes!¬†event is on today from 1pm. The rally is being held in Pioneer Park in Fremantle, near Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, across the road from the Fremantle Train Station. There will be speeches, a march […]

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Rockingham says YES to marriage equality with weekend rally

Rockingham says YES to marriage equality with weekend rally

Resident of Rockingham made the most of the weekend sun, turning out on the foreshore to show their support for marriage equality and a YES vote in the government’s postal survey. Following the success of Fremantle’s rally the weekend before, the south-western area came together to hear stories from the local supporters; including speakers from […]

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WA Greens: Govt funding of LGBTI+ mental health is inadequate

The Greens have criticised the McGowan’s government’s recently announced commitment to increase funding to LGBTI+ mental health services in WA as “inadequate and half-hearted.” The government have allocated $30,000 to each Living Proud WA and the WA AIDS Council to assist WA’s LGBTI+ community with mental health needs ahead of the postal survey on marriage […]

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Turnbull: Anti-LGBTI+ posters part of democratic marriage debate

Turnbull: Anti-LGBTI+ posters part of democratic marriage debate

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has responded to hateful and misleading posters that were spotted in Melbourne yesterday, declaring they belong as part of a democratic debate. Speaking with hit92.9’s Em Rusciano and Harley Breen, the Prime Minister denounced the signs as “hurtful”, but did not commit to banning the posters which listed unscientific claims about […]

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Bob Brown hits back at Tony Abbott’s marriage statements

Bob Brown hits back at Tony Abbott’s marriage statements

The campaign for marriage equality has begun with former Prime Minister Tony Abbott firing one of the first salvos this morning. Abbott declared that people should vote against allowing same sex couples to wed if they believed marriage was only for heterosexuals, but also if they had concerns about religious freedom, or thought there was […]

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