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Poll Reveals Majority Support For Marriage Equality Around Queensland

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The Australian Government has said following Australian allies’ lead in holding two men responsible for Chechnya’s “gay purge” could take several months. Over several years, the Russian republic has conducted the so-called “gay purge”, abducting, torturing, and even killing queer people in the region. Last month, the Victorian Pride Lobby launched a Change.org petition calling …

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Queensland Liberal Senator Amanda Stoker has come under fire for her views on transgender issues after Prime Minister Scott Morrison appointed her Assistant Minister for Women. Senator Stoker received the new role in Scott Morrison’s cabinet reshuffle on Monday, amid a series of ongoing scandals around the treatment of women. But the Queensland Senator’s past …

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The Senate has passed a One Nation motion opposing gender neutral language for “dehumanising the human race and undermining gender”. One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts put forward the motion in the upper house on Tuesday. It passed with the support of Coalition senators. “Our fundamental biology and relationships are represented through the following descriptors – …

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LGBTIQ advocates have criticised federal Labor for “weak and diminished” commitments to LGBTIQ+ equality in its new draft policy platform. Labor is holding their national conference virtually on March 30 and 31. Over 400 delegates will get a say on the new draft platform during the conference. However responding to the latest draft, just.equal spokesperson …

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Federal Liberal MP Kevin Andrew says Attorney-General Christian Porter will soon unveil a new iteration of the Morrison Government’s controversial religious discrimination bill. Andrews made the comments during a Family Voice Australia webinar earlier this month on the progress of the bill. He told Family Voice Australia he and other government MPs have worked with …

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A parliamentary inquiry into One Nation NSW upper house MP Mark Latham’s anti-trans kids bill opened recently. The inquiry needn’t bother – the bill is weird and nasty, and would be knocked out of operation by the federal Constitution if the NSW Parliament was to pass it. What is the anti-trans kids bill about? Latham’s …

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Mark Latham’s own religious discrimination legislation, currently before the NSW Parliament, has been panned by LGBTIQ advocates. Latham is One Nation’s leader in the New South Wales parliament. He introduced the controversial Bill to amend the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act to the Upper House earlier this year. In a speech on the Bill, Latham invoked Margaret …

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Pauline Hanson’s Senate colleagues have slammed the One Nation leader after she called for the “rolling back” of transgender law reform. Senator Hanson put forward legislation earlier this year she claimed is necessary to “balance” the curriculum and “prohibit the indoctrination of children” in schools. She claims “biased” teachers are teaching students “skewed versions of …

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One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has suggested supportive parents who believe their child may be transgender should have their “kids taken off them” in a new transphobic rant. The federal Senator made the shocking claim during conservative YouTube program Pellowe Talk this week. The program’s panel was discussing the Queensland government’s passing of a bill …

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LGBTIQ advocates Shelley Argent and Rodney Croome have called for Australians to keep up the pressure against the government’s controversial Religious Discrimination Bill in a new video. PFLAG spokesperson Shelley Argent said while COVID-19 had pushed the proposed legislation off the front pages, “it is very likely to return and we need to be ready.” …

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