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Australian Christian Lobby director Martyn Iles

ACL director defends ‘gay conversion’ therapy

The Australian Christian Lobby’s Martyn Iles describes a ban on so-called ‘gay conversion’ therapy as ‘totalitarian’. Indeed, the ACL director says parents should be able to ‘counsel’ children out of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. “[‘LGBTI conversion therapy’] is an Orwellian phrase. It evokes images of electric shock treatments, bizarre rituals, and abuse.” Iles …

Catherine King

Federal Labor Pledges To Crack Down On ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy

Federal shadow health minister Catherine King has said a Labor government would seek to crack down on dangerous “gay conversion” therapies across Australia. Only Victoria currently has legislation outlawing the practice, but King told Fairfax Media it would be a “personal priority” for her in government to work with all states and territories to bring …