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Pauline Hanson blasts ‘alphabet people’ in Senate spray

One Nation and Liberal Senators have used a Senate debate over the book Welcome to Sex to attack the LGBTQIA+ community. On Tuesday night, One Nation Senators Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts spoke in the Senate to call for an inquiry into Australia’s classification system for publications. In speeches, Hanson, Roberts, UAP Senator Ralph Babet …

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These gender and sexuality questions may be added to next Census

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has confirmed it’s considering questions on gender and sexual identity for the 2026 Census. The ABS conducts the Census, surveying every household, in Australia every five years. The next is in 2026. But for years, advocates have warned the ABS doesn’t have data on LGBTQIA+ populations in Australia. As …

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Queenslanders with HIV will soon get access to free medication

Queensland Health Minister Shannon Fentiman has announced the government will remove co-payments to make HIV medication free for everyone, regardless of their Medicare eligibility. Fentiman made the announcement on Thursday. She was speaking at the closing ceremony of the 12th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Brisbane. All Queenslanders living with HIV will …

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Advocates welcome Labor policy platform – but cautiously

LGBTIQA+ lobby group Just-Equal welcomes improvements to the Labor platform on LGBTIQA+ rights — but cautiously. Just-Equal President Brian Greig says Labor must go much further. Draft Labor Platform Labor distributed a draft platform to delegates last week ahead of the party’s 49th National Conference. The conference takes place at the Brisbane Convention Centre from …

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The Voice: ‘No’ campaign will target anti-marriage equality voters

Campaigners for the ‘no’ vote in the upcoming Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum have revealed their plans to target those who also voted ‘no’ during the same-sex marriage plebiscite.  Warren Mundine, leader of the ‘Recognise a Better Way’ campaign, recently spoke out about strategy to push for a ‘no’ vote in the lead up to …

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Morrison gave $4M to now-disgraced Esther Foundation

In March 2019, just before a federal election, former Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a $4m grant for WA’s Esther Foundation. The organisation later closed up shop after allegations of exorcisms and gay conversion. Additionally, the Australian Government solicitor advised the grant would “likely be without lawful authority.” Exorcisms and Gay Conversion The Esther Foundation …

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‘Betrayal’: Labor roasted for backtracking on LGBTQIA+ commitments

Labor has been criticised over a proposal to “significantly” cut back their party platform’s pre-election commitments on LGBTIQA+ issues. The Australian Labor Party put out its draft 2023 National Platform for consultation this week. The new draft removes a commitment from Labor’s previous 2021 platform to “strengthen laws and expand initiatives against discrimination, vilification and …

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Foreign Minister Penny Wong calls out Uganda’s new anti-gay laws

Australia’s Foreign Minister Penny Wong has spoken out against Uganda’s harsh new anti-gay laws, that include the death penalty. The new law imposes a life sentence for gay sex as well as the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality”. Those convicted of “promoting homosexuality” also face twenty years in prison. President Yoweri Museveni (pictured above, inset) …

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‘History is calling’: Grindr rallying users on Voice to Parliament

Grindr has backed the Voice to Parliament referendum later this year, telling the app’s users “history is calling”. Aussie users of the gay app are getting messages from the “Grindr for Equality” team titled “Do you support an Indigenous Voice to Parliament?” Crikey reported. “History is calling. This year will see a second National vote …

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C+ Report Card for first year of Labor govt

Australian LGBTIQA+ Advocacy group Just.Equal’s Report Card for the first year of the Albanese Labor Government gives the federal Labor Government a score of just C+. Just.Equal says in that first year, the Albanese Government passed just one reform. (Protecting trans and intersex people from workplace discrimination under the Fair Work Act.) It did also …

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