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wage gougers international students

Miles Heffernan says a recent incident at Adelaide’s Gouger Street demonstrates the particular vulnerability of international students to wage gougers. However, as he explains, Australian laws provide protections for all employees in this country, regardless of their residency status. Recent viral footage of an incident at Adelaide’s Fun Tea Cafe highlighted the issue of wage …

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South Australian Attorney-General Vicki Chapman will consider submissions made during a recently closed public consultation on proposed new laws to outlaw discrimination. The proposed reforms would legislate to stop religious discrimination against LGBTIQ students and also clients of services. Consideration of the latest reform comes hot on the heels of another win for LGBTIQ+ South …

gay panic murder defence

South Australia today became the final Australian state to abolish the gay panic murder defence. The South Australian government passed legislation to abolish the defence with support from the opposition and crossbench. Previously the defence could see a murder charge downgraded to one of manslaughter. A defendant only needed to prove that a homosexual advance …

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Organisers of South Australia’s Feast Festival say the annual LGBTIQ event is “bouncing back” from the interruption of COVID-19 shutdown with plenty of safe entertainment still on offer. Feast was sadly forced to cancel its annual Picnic in the Park event due to the short-lived statewide COVID-19 lockdown. The event usually attracts around 3,500 people …

feast festival picnic

Government restrictions implemented because of the recent COVID-19 cluster in South Australia, have seen the Feast Festival Picnic in the Park cancelled. Picnic in the Park is the closing event of the annual LGBTIQ+ Queer Arts and Cultural Festival. The event, previously scheduled for Sunday 29th November, is one of the LGBTIQ+ and allied communities most …

adelaide lord mayor george duncan decriminalisation

Adelaide’s Lord Mayor has honoured the memory of Dr George Duncan, whose tragic 1972 death precipitated South Australia’s nation-leading decriminalisation of homosexuality. Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor on Monday unveiled a new sign sharing Dr Duncan’s story, next to his permanent memorial near the Adelaide University footbridge on Victoria Drive. July 20 would have been the …

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South Australia’s first gay and inclusive rugby team the Adelaide University Sharks has set its sights on the Bingham Cup after making their debut at the weekend. Last year Adelaide University Rugby, the state’s oldest rugby club, launched the first gay and inclusive male rugby team. And on Saturday, the team made it onto the …

adelaide pride walk vandal

A vandal has spray-painted a religious message along Adelaide’s rainbow Pride Walk pathway. The rainbow-painted footpath is located in the city’s Light Square, and forms a timeline of significant dates for the state’s LGBTIQ community. Photos and video on social media show white text reading “Jesus loves you” spray-painted across many of the path’s landmarks. …

Jaq Grantford ken tootsie atherton kennedy prize

Victorian artist Jaq Grantford this week took out South Australia’s Kennedy Prize for her painting Tootsie, Just an Old Drag Queen. The portrait is of 84-year-old drag queen Ken ‘Tootsie’ Atherton. Tootsie died shortly after the completion of the portrait in September last year. The artist told the ABC Tootsie had a tough life. His …

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