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Tasmanian church makes “no apologies” for conversion therapy

Tasmanian church makes “no apologies” for conversion therapy

Tasmania’s current inquiry on LGBTQIA+ conversion practices in the state has drawn attention to the ongoing provision of the harmful “therapies” in religious institutions. In a public submission to the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute, a church leader from Launceston has proudly admitted to engaging in attempts to alter the sexuality or gender identity (SOGI) of […]

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just.equal launches new survey to push McGowan on law reform

just.equal launches new survey to push McGowan on law reform

LGBTIQ advocacy group, just.equal, has urged LGBTIQ West Australians to respond to a short, new survey about their law reform priorities for the next term of Government. WA Spokesperson for just.equal, Brian Greig, said the survey aims to increase pressure on Premier Mark McGowan to commit to LGBTIQ law reform before the 13 March election. […]

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LGBTQIA+ community survey slams WA government services

LGBTQIA+ community survey slams WA government services

Newly formed LGBTQIA+ rights organisation Rainbow Futures WA (RFWA) have shared the findings of an online survey they conducted in the lead up to WA’s state election sharing that the results highlight how improvements need to be made to most government services. The majority of all respondents said all government services need to do better […]

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Calls for McGowan and Kirkup to explain LGBTI+ policies

Calls for McGowan and Kirkup to explain LGBTI+ policies

LGBTI rights group just.equal are calling on the leaders of both major political parties to outline what their stance is on major issue of concern to LGBTI voters. The demand comes Liberal leader Zak Kirkup closed down questions from the media about the party’s candidate for Victoria Park, Amanda-Sue Markham, and her views on homosexuality. […]

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Rob Johnson fails to stay in parliament

Rob Johnson fails to stay in parliament

Former Liberal MP Rob Johnson has failed in his attempt to stay in parliament as an independent. Johnson quit the Liberal party eleven months ago after declaring he’d lost faith in the Liberals and Premier Colin Barnett. The fall out between Johnson and the Premier built up over several years after he was dumped as […]

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One Nation’s Richard Eldridge apologies for offensive comments

One Nation’s Richard Eldridge has apologised for comments he made on a Twitter account prior to standing as a political candidate. Speaking to 6PR’s new drive time host Oliver Peterson, Eldridge said the tweets from the account named ‘Ned Kelly’ were usually sent while the ABC’s program Q&A was screening. He explained that the tweets were meant […]

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Reactions to One Nation’s Michelle Meyers’ bizarre Facebook posts

People flood Michelle Meyers pages with rainbows People have responded to One Nation’s Michelle Meyers unearthed comments suggesting that the gay community utilises a covert Nazi-styled mind control program to foster support for marriage equality by flooding her social media pages with rainbow emojis. The personal and professional pages of Meyers were filled with images, […]

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New Zealand to remove historic gay convictions

New Zealand to remove historic gay convictions

New Zealand will follow the United Kingdom and several Australian states by removing historical convictions for gay offences. Apologising to people who had been convicted, New Zealand’s Justice minister Amy Adams said people convicted of indecency, sodomy or providing a place for homosexual acts would have their criminal records wiped. The government has ruled out any […]

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Pauline Hanson reveals One Nation’s candidates for WA election

Pauline Hanson reveals One Nation’s candidates for WA election

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has announced that her party will run fifty five candidates in the Western Australian state election in March. Candidates will be running for spots in the upper house in every region, while forty five will run for the Legislative Assembly. Senator Hanson presented her candidates at a packed media call […]

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Colin Barnett not happy plebiscite may overlap state election

Colin Barnett not happy plebiscite may overlap state election

  Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett is not overjoyed that the plebiscite on marriage equality may overlap the campaign for the state election. There has been speculation that the plebiscite will not be held until February 2017. The federal government has confirmed that the Australian Electoral Commission has given them advice that it’s not possible […]

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