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Senator Claire Chandler money anti-trans

Money Money Money. Despite failing to find support for her ‘Save Women’s Sport’ legislation and the spectacular own goal of the Katherine Deves debacle, Liberal Senator Claire Chandler continues a campaign of anti-trans fundraising. Earlier this year, Senator Chandler proposed a private member’s bill allowing sports clubs to exclude transgender women from single-sex sports. Then, …

professional counsellors school chaplaincy program

Federal Education Minister Jason Clare yesterday announced changes to the school chaplaincy program. Labor will allow schools to hire qualified professional counsellors under the scheme. Previously, funding depended on the recruitment of chaplains with an affiliation to a recognised religion.  Introduced by the Howard government, the school chaplaincy program costs the federal budget $60 million …

LGBTIQA+ spokesperson

Just.Equal Australia today welcomed the Greens’ new LGBTIQA+ spokesperson, Stephen Bates. Just.Equal spokesperson Rodney Croome also paid tribute to outgoing spokesperson, Janet Rice. The group called on Labor to follow the Greens’ lead and reinstate an LGBTIQA+ equality portfolio. Rodney Croome said Just.Equal looked forward to speaking with the recently-elected member for Brisbane. “We look …

Dutton anti-LGBTIQA+ culture war

The Federal Opposition under Peter Dutton is about to launch a full-scale anti-LGBTIQA+ culture war against school inclusion. I predicted this before the election. Because contemporary far-right anti-LGBTIQA+ culture wars go in cycles. They start with attacks on discrimination protections in the name of a fake threat to ‘religious freedom’. They then move to attacks …

LGBTIQA+ vote

Bill Rutkin looks at the changing pattern of the LGBTIQA+ vote in the 2022 federal election. He believes the major parties must learn lessons they assiduously avoided over the course of the last government. Both major political parties and all the analysts steadfastly refuse to see the woods for Australia’s brightly coloured, autumnal trees. Last …

scotty look over there queer boogeyman

Scotty done did it again. The man who would be king yesterday again pointed to the queer boogeyman in his continued effort to contrive an election-winning shitfight. The unpopular Prime Minister also desperately needs to keep up the distractions. The Morrison government would end up better cooked than his infamous curry if some of the …

rentboys parliament house friendlyjordies

Friendlyjordies today published a redacted report of an independent investigation into allegations of sexual behaviour in Parliament House. The report includes unproven allegations that a current state MP procured rentboys to visit a former senior federal minister in Parliament House. The investigation arose out of the controversy over a former LNP staffer wanking over the …

gladys sirdid aussie political affairs

As we say Bye Gladys, we look back at other sordid Aussie political affairs. There’s plenty to remember in a country with the unique distinction of losing an adulterous PM in the surf while his mistress minded his drink on the beach. If there’s one thing that inspires bipartisanship in politics, it’s adultery. Gladys Berejiklian’s …

Just.Equal and QNews

National lobby group Just.Equal and QNews recently partnered in an effort to stop the Federal Coalition’s planned Religious Freedom Bill. Just.Equal recently published a 12-page glossy brochure targeted at every federal MP. It outlines the four main elements of the Bill that would cause harm to LGBTI people and others. QNews was keen to be a …

Tom the Whistleblower parliamentary wanker

Earlier today, Channel 9 newspapers outed the gay man who calls himself Tom the Whistleblower over his outing of Canberra’s gay parliamentary wanker. The self-titled whistleblower shared images with the media of the parliamentary wanker masturbating. Tom the Whistleblower We all know politics is full of wankers. And lots of people film themselves masturbating. Indeed, …

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