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Australia’s Treatment Of Asylum Seekers Is An LGBTIQ Issue

By Paloma Cole and Chris Peppel One of the highlights of 2018 was a long overdue turn in public sentiment against Australia’s brutal offshore detention program for asylum seekers who arrive by boat. It is our hope that in 2019 public sentiment will continue to grow against the detention of innocent people in worse-than-prison conditions. …

LGBTIQ refugees

Federal Government Fears Refugees Will Pretend To Be Gay If Laws Eased

The Department of Home Affairs has said a push to make seeking asylum easier for LGBTIQ refugees could lead to “large numbers” of refugees pretending to be gay. The department’s warning was in response to a call from the federal Labor Party to make it easier for asylum seekers to meet the test for LGBTIQ …