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Australian National News

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The Pill Testing Australia group has called on state governments to trial pill testing after they detected risky substances at a Canberra music festival. The group ran the pill testing trial at Groovin The Moo in Canberra in April, for a second consecutive year. The trial’s aim was to “provide a health service to reduce …

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The debate in Australia over religious freedoms would suggest that Christians and LGBTIQ communities are implacable foes. Advocates of religious freedoms legislation portray the issue as a fight to save Christians from persecution by the ‘Rainbow Cult’, a term frequently employed on Australian Christian Lobby Facebook page. However, the LGBTIQ communities are not enemies of …

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A new poll has found Australians “overwhelmingly” believe religious organisations should not have the right to discriminate against LGBTIQ people and others. The Galaxy/YouGov poll, commissioned by PFLAG Australia, revealed 63% of Australians don’t believe religious organisations should have the right to discriminate against LGBTIQ people, unmarried mothers, divorcees and de facto partners. The figure …

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The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) has rejected a claim it is conducting a “national inquiry” into the “safety and ethics” of medical treatment for transgender children. On Saturday, The Australian newspaper claimed the RACP had “agreed to do the inquiry” with the backing of Health Minister Greg Hunt. Hunt had received a submission …

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The Victorian Court of Appeal this morning announced their decision on the appeal of George Pell against his conviction for child sexual abuse. Pell arrived at the court from jail just before 8.30am. The court dismissed Pell’s appeal by a majority of two to one. “We decided that there was nothing about the complainant’s evidence or about the …

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Attorney-General Christian Porter has described proposed religious discrimination laws as a “shield” to protect people rather than a “sword” to discriminate against others. Porter presented a draft plan for the laws to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s cabinet on Tuesday. He said he expects to release the draft bill within a few weeks. He said the …

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Australia’s peak body of transgender health professionals has called out The Australian newspaper’s “biased” reporting of trans issues. The News Corp newspaper was criticised this week for the transphobic coverage, grouped in a new “Gender” section on its website. Headlines in the section include “They’re castrating children”, “Sex not a matter of belief”, and “Corrupting …

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LGBTIQ advocates have lashed The Australian newspaper for “appalling” coverage of transgender issues in a new “Gender” section on its website. Headlines in the new section include “They’re castrating children”, “Transgender project ‘out of balance’”, “Sex not a matter of belief”, and “Corrupting kids’ thinking”. “Medicalisation of gender is dividing our society and abusing our …

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Prominent LGBTIQ Australians have joined a campaign pressuring Qantas to stop forced deportations of asylum seekers from Australia. The Department of Home Affairs uses Qantas to transport asylum seekers between detention centres and for involuntary deportations. But refugee advocates say the Australian system for assessing asylum claims for asylum doesn’t meet international standards and Qantas …

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Australian bookseller Angus & Robertson has apologised for selling books promoting harmful ‘gay conversion therapy’ and pledged to remove the titles from their online store. It follows an Equality Australia petition calling on retailers, including Angus & Robertsons and Dymocks, to remove the books. Among the books found up for sale were titles by the …

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Pro-equality rallies planned for around the country will oppose religious legal exemptions and LGBTIQ discrimination in the name of “religious freedom”. On Saturday, August 17, a Brisbane rally will be held in Queens Gardens from 1pm. Organisers Equal Love Brisbane said the rally will call on the Morrison government not to “further entrench and broaden …

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Josiah Folau, Israel Folau’s cousin, agreed to discontinue his employment with St Gregory’s College in Campbelltown yesterday. Following Israel Folau losing his job with Rugby Australia for condemning homosexuals to hell, his cousin apparently did the same for Catholics. In addition to his job at St Gregory’s, Josiah Folau also sometimes preaches at the Truth …