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Australia’s newest federal MP Dr Kerryn Phelps has reflected in her first parliamentary speech on becoming an “accidental” LGBTIQ activist after marrying her partner in 1998. Dr Phelps, who won the byelection in the Sydney seat of Wentworth in October, was sworn in to applause on Monday as the federal parliament resumed for the last …

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Australia’s decades-long journey towards marriage equality will be chronicled in a documentary screening on SBS tomorrow night, on the first anniversary of the “yes” vote. The documentary, titled Australia Says Yes, will look back at the emotional struggle for social and political change – from 1960’s campaigning to decriminalise homosexuality through to the postal survey’s …

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Wentworth by-election Kerryn Phelps WON

Dr Kerryn Phelps’ likely win in the Wentworth by-election has been welcomed by LGBTIQ advocates. Just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said Kerryn will bring “compassion, common sense and a spirit of cooperation to a polarised parliament.” “Kerryn’s election shows Australians want solutions not in-fighting, [and] progress not dogma,” he said. “We look forward to Kerryn working …

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Kerryn Phelps celebrating victory in Wentworth by-election against the liberal party

Independent candidate and longtime LGBTIQ rights campaigner Dr Kerryn Phelps has claimed victory in the Wentworth by-election, but counting of postal ballots on Sunday has seen her lead narrow to a less than 1000 votes. On Saturday night, Phelps was on track to defeat Liberal candidate Dave Sharma in the by-election to replace former Prime …

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Wentworth by-election Kerryn Phelps WON

Independent candidate Kerryn Phelps has complained to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) about a fake email that claimed she had withdrawn from this Saturday’s Wentworth by-election because she has HIV. Dr Phelps’ campaign manager Darrin Barnett told ABC News he was seeking legal advice on any potential breaches of the law and was considering reporting …

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Kerryn Phelps And Partner

City of Sydney Councillor Kerryn Phelps has confirmed she will contest former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s seat of Wentworth as an independent. Professor Phelps, a former Australian Medical Association president and now GP in the electorate, was a high-profile backer of same-sex marriage and was heavily involved in the “yes” campaign during the postal survey …

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My Health Record stock photo supplied by federal government

Police and government agencies will not be able to access a person’s My Health Record data without a court order under law changes proposed by the federal government. Medical records will be stored on a national database under the controversial federal government scheme, to be viewed by patients, GPs, specialists, pharmacists and hospital staff, with …

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Grandmother and doctor Kerryn Phelps features in a new TV advertisement that hits back at the ad released this week by same-sex marriage “no” campaigners.

Grandmother and doctor Kerryn Phelps features in a new TV advertisement that hits back at the ad released this week by same-sex marriage “no” campaigners. The “no” ad, created by the Coalition for Marriage and first aired on Tuesday, attempted to conflate marriage equality with sex education in schools and has been widely criticised as …

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