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New South Wales MPs have passed a parliamentary motion supporting the state’s transgender community, in the face of harmful legislation from One Nation’s Mark Latham. On Wednesday afternoon, members unanimously passed independent MPs Alex Greenwich’s motion. It called for “dignity, fairness, respect and equality” for all trans and gender diverse people. It was in part …

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The University of Newcastle has unveiled a permanent rainbow pedestrian crossing at one of its New South Wales campuses. The uni is celebrating its 2020 Pride Week this week. And on Tuesday students and staff unveiled the rainbow crossing on the Callaghan campus in front of the Chancellery building. Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky said the …

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Pauline Hanson’s Senate colleagues have slammed the One Nation leader after she called for the “rolling back” of transgender law reform. Senator Hanson put forward legislation earlier this year she claimed is necessary to “balance” the curriculum and “prohibit the indoctrination of children” in schools. She claims “biased” teachers are teaching students “skewed versions of …

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A Queensland boy’s school which uses a sex education handbook that asks students to consider whether “God hates homosexuals’, received over $4 million in taxpayer funding in 2018, the last year for which figures are available. The Teen Sex By The Book handbook by Belinda Elliot provides class exercises based on excerpts from Patricia Weerakoon’s …

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From 1 July, The Pinnacle Foundation invites scholarship applications from LGBTIQ+ students between the ages of 17 and 26 who plan to study full-time education at a public institution of higher education in Australia. The Foundation awards scholarships with the aim of helping LGBTIQ+ youth to thrive and so build our communities. QNews recently spoke …

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Teenage transgender actress Evie Macdonald is heading for the small screen in a groundbreaking role. The teenager (pictured, left) made headlines in 2018 when she appeared on Channel Ten’s The Project to challenge Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s remarks about trans people. Responding to Morrison’s infamous ‘gender whisperers’ tweet, Macdonald said: “There are thousands of kids …

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LGBTIQ advocates have slammed the Morrison government for again delaying law changes to protect LGBT students and staff at faith schools. Last week, it emerged federal Attorney-General Christian Porter quietly delayed the reporting date of a legal inquiry into faith schools’ ability to expel LGBTIQ students or refuse enrolment from same-sex families. Prime Minister Scott …

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The Queensland Human Rights Commission has unveiled two new guidebooks to help transgender and gender diverse students and their schools. The QHRC’s Trans@School guides cover topics including names and pronouns, records, medical information, toilets, uniforms, and sports. Queensland Human Rights Commissioner Scott McDougall said the guides came about following increasing inquiries from schools and students. …

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One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has introduced a bill to stop schools “indoctrinating” children with “non-traditional” concepts like LGBTIQ issues and climate change. Senator Hanson claims “biased” teachers are teaching young students “skewed versions of history and science, and sexualised school programs”. Hanson says she is seeking to ban “skewed versions of history taught as …

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Over 18,000 people have signed a Melbourne mum’s petition to stop Hillsong Church from preaching to public school students on a planned national “Schools Tour”. The megachurch has removed a page from its website detailing the planned tour of NSW, Victoria, Queensland and NT schools in 2020. The church claims to have given “life-giving messages …

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