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Annastacia Palaszczuk

Annastacia Palaszczuk retires from politics

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced her retirement from politics today following months of speculation. The Premier said she will officially step down next week following nine years in power. She endorsed Deputy Premier Steven Miles as her successor. Annastacia Palaszczuk first woman to win an Australian premiership from opposition. presides over the first majority-female cabinet …

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Queensland to ban swastikas under new hate crime laws

Queensland will ban public displays of Nazi swastikas as well as other “hate symbols” under proposed changes to strengthen anti-vilification laws. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the government will outlaw the hate symbols, such as those related to Nazi ideology, under new laws to combat hate crimes and serious vilification. Palaszczuk said Queensland was a freedom-loving …

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Annastacia Palaszczuk romps in: what that means for LGBTIQ+

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Saturday night won a historic third term for her Labor Government. Labor led the race from the beginning of counting and their lead strengthened during the night. [OPINION] PFLAG+ National Spokesperson Shelley Argent told QNews last week that Annastacia Palaszczuk has done more for LGBTIQ+ rights than any other premier in …

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Anti-bullying pack for all Queensland state high schools

PFLAG+ Queensland last week completed an anti-bullying pack for distribution to all state high schools. PFLAG+ national spokesperson Shelley Argent and volunteers spent their weekend preparing the packs for distribution. A donation from a PFLAG+ member enabled the organisation to privately fund the initiative. Shelley Argent said the packs would provide commonsense information for staff …

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Queensland Premier Apologises For Historic Gay Convictions

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has apologised to the LGBTI people for historic gay convictions that occurred under the state’s previous laws against homosexuality. Read the apology in full below. Homosexual sex was decriminalised in Queensland in 1990, but men who were charged for consensual activity under several laws prior to that still hold historic gay …

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Apologises For Historic Gay Convictions

Read the apology in full below Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has apologised to the LGBTI people convicted under the state’s unjust laws against homosexuality. Homosexual sex was decriminalised in Queensland in 1990, but men who were charged for consensual activity under several laws prior to that still hold the criminal convictions, affecting their employment and ability …

QLD GOVT HONOURS PLEDGE TO RESTORE CIVIL CEREMONIES

The Queensland Government has honoured its election commitment to restore legally recognised civil ceremonies for same-sex couples. Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath (pictured) introduced the Bill in parliament this week. “This Government has committed to restoring the civil partnership ceremony provisions in the Act to ensure that couples of any gender can participate in an official ceremony …