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The Greens want amendments to the Morrison government’s controversial Online Safety Bill after “serious” censorship concerns from LGBTQ and sex worker advocates. The government’s draft laws would beef up the powers of Australia’s eSafety commissioner to target bullying and harassment of both children and adults online. The draft Online Safety Bill increases the maximum penalty …

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Attorney General Michaelia Cash has said the Morrison Government’s controversial religious discrimination bill will make a comeback by the end of the year. Senator Cash told The Australian she is meeting faith groups to consult on the legislation. She said she hopes to introduce it to parliament by December. “Our government takes the issue of …

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Morrison Government ministers Michaelia Cash and Linda Reynolds and 19 of their Coalition colleagues backed an ultimately unsuccessful One Nation Senate motion condemning medical care for transgender children. One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts put forward the motion on Tuesday. It called for doctors to use a “wait-and-see” approach in treating children with gender dysphoria. Senator …

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Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has said she “deserves” a six-month ban from using all Qantas services after abusing airline staff with expletives and a gay slur. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Senator Lambie “reacted adversely” after airline staff in Melbourne told her she couldn’t access the airline’s exclusive Chairman’s Lounge. During the rant, she …

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Reverend Fred Nile will introduce legislation in New South Wales to restrict transgender children from accessing gender-affirming treatment before the age of 18, the retiring MP’s successor Lyle Shelton says. Rev Nile, the longest-serving New South Wales MP, is retiring from state politics this November. Former Australian Christian Lobby head Lyle Shelton will take over …

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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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