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Australian LGBTIQ history timeline

Australia’s documented history of sexual diversity predates the arrival of the First Fleet at Botany Bay. Indeed, the Australian LGBTIQ history timeline begins with a 1727 shipwreck, the details recorded in a journal written by a ship’s officer. Pre-colonial history There is no record of LGBTIQ people in First Nations communities of the pre-colonial era. …

Alan Jones says Greens "unfaitly blamed"

Alan Jones this morning described the Greens as “unfairly blamed” for the fuel load issue allegedly contributing to the bushfire crisis. Further, he said the government had the responsibility to take action and lead. He told 2GB’s John Stanley that the government had failed. “This was preventable.”  Jones actually turned up as a guest on …

penny wong passion and principle margaret simons

A biography of Penny Wong, due for release on 1 October, asks if Australia is ready for a gay Asian woman as Prime Minister. An extract of Penny Wong: Passion and Principle by Margaret Simons and published by Black Inc Books appears in The Guardian. In the extract published today, Margaret Simons writes that Penny …

brunei royal on the park brisbane

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and federal opposition leader Bill Shorten are the target of a new petition urging Australia to take a raft of actions against the nation of Brunei over its anti-gay laws. The new petition by just.equal, a national LGBTIQ+ rights group, calls on whomever wins government at the election on May 18 …

Queer eye

The mini-episode the boys from makeover show Queer Eye filmed in the Australian town of Yass has been released. The show’s Fab Five — Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karomo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk — visited Australia earlier this month, and had two projects while in Yass. First, Tan, Karamo, and Jonathan helped …

anti-Gay Prejudice cognitive ability

Less intelligent people are more likely to hold discriminatory attitudes towards same-sex couples, according to a new study by Queensland researchers. The study, led by Dr Francisco Perales at The University of Queensland’s Institute for Social Science Research and published in the journal Intelligence, analysed data from 11,564 Australians to examine possible links between cognitive …

Ireland Eurovision

Chinese broadcaster Mango TV has been banned from televising the Eurovision Song Contest. The broadcaster was dropped by contest bosses the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) after censoring two performances during Tuesday’s semi-final. “On the 9th of May, Chinese broadcaster Mango TV broadcast the first Semi-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest live but two performances …

Trans-Tasman rivalry is nothing new… but New Zealand has fought back to ensure transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard can lift gold at the upcoming Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Weightlifting New Zealand has shunned claims by its Australian counterpart that Kiwi weightlifter Hubbard should be banned from the Games. Garry Marshall, president of Olympic Weightlifting …

Spin-the-vase, a late night taste of fondu, and a rotting beached whale make for just some of the intricate ingredients of Stephan Elliott’s semi-autobiographical comedy Swinging Safari, a gloriously playful film that finds both the humour and the horror of growing up in Australia in the 1970’s. As kinetic a film it may be – …