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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 …

dingo beach dildo jason costigan

The member for the Queensland electorate of Whitsunday today offered to return a dildo found attached to a campaign sign at Dingo Beach. Elected three times previously as a member of the LNP, Jason Costigan is attempting to win re-election as a member of North Queensland First, which he founded. The dildo apparently did not …

Judi Jabour Labor Central Ward New Farm

Growing up in a small country town, Judi Jabour – Labor for Central Ward, learned the importance of community. In the city, she found that sense of community again when she moved to New Farm in inner-city Brisbane. She has lived there for the fifteen years since with fiancé Linda.  Judi understands the importance of …

Tsai Ing-Wen Taiwan

Incumbent Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen won re-election earlier today in a landslide victory. The staunch LGBTIQ ally directed an Instagram post to Taiwan’s LGBTIQ communities three days ago. She spoke then of the rainbow flags she saw as she electioneered across the island. “I saw many people holding the rainbow flag 🏳️‍🌈, thank you for …

stock photo female and male cafe workers penalty rates preparing coffees

Last weekend’s surprise federal election result will have major negative ramifications on weekend workers’ penalty rates, and will leave the future of LGBTIQ employees, teachers and students in faith-based institutions in limbo. Labor’s Bill Shorten had pledged to end lawful discrimination against gay workers, teachers and students in faith-based institutions, including schools. He also promised …

rodney croome equality tasmania prime minister scott morrison

Rodney Croome of Equality Tasmania offers hope for future LGBTIQ reform. He says that recent state reform sets a precedent for positive LGBTI law reform under the re-elected Coalition Government. Indeed, Tasmanian LGBTI equality advocates recently achieved the passage of landmark transgender laws through cross-party co-operation. “In Tasmania we have shown it is possible to …

Clive Palmer's United Australia Party flasher

A Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party volunteer allegedly exposed himself at a polling station yesterday. Police spoke to the flasher at the Bankstown Public School soon after the incident. The 67-year-old man allegedly exposed himself in front of three women and a man. Police alleged the man committed the act after a dispute at the …

Trevor Evans

The 2019 federal election saw the return of the LNP’s Trevor Evans as Member for Brisbane. Evans originally won the seat in 2016 against a gay Labor candidate. Indeed, that election marked the first time both major parties stood openly gay candidates in the same electorate. Last week, Trevor Evans spoke to QN Magazine about …

Nita Green Senate 2019 election

While we wait for the 2019 federal election results, we can confidently predict one outcome. Another member of the LGBTIQ communities will enter the Australian Senate. Queensland’s Nita Green becomes Senator Nita Green. Nita heads Labor’s Senate ticket in Queensland. That makes her win a certainty for election with Labor expected to pick up at …

Two youths marching in a pride parade with a rainbow flag and a 'born this way' banner

The Australian Association of Social Workers has called on the next federal government to ban harmful LGBT “conversion therapy” in a message on IDAHOBIT. The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia is recognised every year on May 17. It’s the day in 1990 that homosexuality was removed from the World Health Organisation’s International …

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