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election special queensland vote

Queensland goes to the polls this Saturday 31 October. Shelley Argent joins us on Queer Newsweek for an election special. As at previous elections, prior to the Queensland vote, Shelley contacted the major parties concerning their LGBTIQ+ policies. Scroll down for video Letters from Deputy Premier and Shadow Attorney-General at bottom of the article. Shelley …

bob katter israel folau bushfires

Bob Katter has claimed the backlash against Israel Folau for linking the deadly bushfires to same-sex marriage amounts to “intense Christian persecution”. In a lengthy statement on Monday, the outspoken Queensland MP admitted he “disagrees with Folau on some elements of theology and fundamentalism” without elaborating. “But the intense persecution that he has been suffering …

Bob Katter

Queensland MP Bob Katter has dismissed homosexuality as “a fashion trend” and said it has become “popular” to be gay following the legalisation of same-sex marriage. Data released by the state government showed that in 12 months there has been less than five same-sex marriages in the Maranoa region in south-west Queensland, one of three …

More than one million people have signed a petition calling for Queensland Senator Fraser Anning to be dumped from parliament.

Katter’s Australian Party leader Bob Katter has dumped homophobic Queensland Senator Fraser Anning from the party over his views on race and immigration. The Queensland senator caused nationwide outrage in August when he told the Senate that Australia should ban the immigration of Muslims to Australia and return to a European-only immigration system as a …

North Queensland MP Bob Katter has come under fire for giving a bizarre, rambling and extremely homophobic speech on marriage equality to the parliament. In his speech, Katter declared himself to not be “anti-homosexual” but dismissed the dozens of heartfelt speeches – including a marriage proposal – delivered in the parliament on the issue as …

US talk show host Stephen Colbert has weighed in on North Queensland MP Bob Katter’s strange response to the same-sex marriage postal survey result. In a segment on The Late Show, Colbert congratulated Australia for the 61 per cent majority result. Colbert then played the viral clip of Katter, who offered up his take on …

A bizarre interview with North Queensland MP Bob Katter on the subject of the marriage equality vote is going viral online. Last Wednesday it was announced that 61 per cent of voters were in favour of same-sex marriage, and 38 per cent were against. But in Bob Katter’s electorate of Kennedy, 53.3 per cent of …