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Labor Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has criticised the Morrison Government for “secrecy” around their religious discrimination bill and called for proper consultation. Dreyfus said despite the Coalition “arguing about this issue for more than two years” they want to give Australians “just weeks” to debate the bill. He said much of the consultation was done …

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One Nation’s NSW leader Mark Latham has slammed a Drag Queen Story Time event promoting inclusion and diversity as “inappropriate”. Latham took aim at city council libraries in Kogarah in Sydney’s south and Erskineville in the inner-city for hosting the events. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, he demanded Education Minister Sarah Mitchell issue a directive …

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has criticised new Cricket Australia guidelines benefiting transgender and gender-diverse players as “heavy-handed” and “mystifying”. On Thursday, the sport’s national body revealed a new elite-level policy and guidelines for community cricket that allows players to compete in line with their gender identity, rather than their biological sex. But Scott Morrison told …

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has met with more than 20 faith leaders to discuss “religious freedom” and plans for a religious anti-discrimination bill. But LGBTIQ advocates have had to petition in a bid for government consultation on the legislation. On Monday, Jewish, Anglican, Uniting Church, Catholic, Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist leaders gathered in Sydney to …

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is one of 24 Coalition MPs to sign a statement urging Australians to vote “yes” in the same-sex marriage postal survey. The Guardian reported the statement is signed by Liberal and National MPs and senators including cabinet ministers Simon Birmingham, Christopher Pyne, George Brandis, Kelly O’Dwyer, Darren Chester, Greg Hunt, Josh …

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Same-Sex Marriage Postal Survey

The High Court of Australia has ruled that the month’s same-sex marriage postal survey is constitutional and will go ahead as planned. The Australian Bureau of Statistics will begin mailing out survey forms with the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” from September 12, with all 16 million forms …

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A marriage equality rally will be held this Sunday in the Brisbane CBD. The High Court began hearings into the validity of the federal government’s same-sex marriage postal survey began on Tuesday, but organisers from Equal Love Brisbane have said that regardless of the outcome a rally will be held to call for marriage equality …

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Grandmother and doctor Kerryn Phelps features in a new TV advertisement that hits back at the ad released this week by same-sex marriage “no” campaigners.

Grandmother and doctor Kerryn Phelps features in a new TV advertisement that hits back at the ad released this week by same-sex marriage “no” campaigners. The “no” ad, created by the Coalition for Marriage and first aired on Tuesday, attempted to conflate marriage equality with sex education in schools and has been widely criticised as …

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Marriage Equality

Political conservatives who support same-sex marriage have launched a campaign urging voters to say ‘yes’ in next month’s postal survey on the issue. The campaign features messages from senior Liberals and Nationals including federal ministers Christopher Pyne and Kelly O’Dwyer, as well as Queenslanders Trevor Evans and Sue Boyce. Pyne said: “I’ll be campaigning for …

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Same-Sex Marriage support Marriage Equality

Marriage equality campaigners have welcomed the Australian Electoral Commission’s announcement that there are more Australians on the electoral roll than ever before ahead of next month’s marriage postal survey. More than 16 million Australians are enrolled and eligible to participate in next month’s marriage postal survey, the largest electoral roll since Federation, the Australian Electoral …

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