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LGBTI advocates disappointed with Premier Mark McGowan

LGBTI advocates disappointed with Premier Mark McGowan

Community advocates are not impressed with Premier Mark McGowan’s response to their request for the WA government to introduce anti-vilification laws to protect LGBTI people. They say they are deeply disappointed by the Premier’s response to an issue they raised with him relating to hate speech. Earlier this month the advocates wrote to the Premier […]

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Pauline Hanson is worried that the words ‘Mum and Dad’ will be outlawed

Pauline Hanson is worried that the words ‘Mum and Dad’ will be outlawed

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is worried that the words ‘Mum’ and ‘Dad’ will be outlawed if same-sex marriage becomes a reality in Australia. Speaking about the¬†Marriage Law Survey (Additional Safeguards) Bill 2017¬†in the senate yesterday, Senator Hanson said down the track it could become difficult for Australia’s school teachers if children who had same-sex […]

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Emergency laws allow for fines of up to $12,600 for vilification

Emergency laws allow for fines of up to $12,600 for vilification

Emergency laws to stop people being vilified during the debate surrounding the government’s postal survey on marriage will be introduced to parliament this week. The laws will see civil prosecutions with fines of up to $12,600 for people who feel vilified or threatened during the campaign. The emergency laws will only apply up until the […]

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Government rushes to introduce laws to govern campaign materials

As the debate over whether Australia will allow same-sex couples the right to wed, the simple act of opening the letter box has become a confronting proposition for LGBTI people and their families. Will there be a new round of pamphlets challenging the legitimacy of our relationships? A suggestion that we’re not suitable parents? An […]

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