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LGBTIQA+ vote

Both major parties ignored the LGBTIQA+ vote. It cost them dearly!

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 …

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Australia turns on far-right and their moderate apologists

While focussing on Labor’s diminished vote, many miss that this election Australians overwhelmingly voted for progressive politics. Despite a clumsy attempt at contriving an ‘anti-woke’ revolution, Labor, the Greens and the independents enjoyed a huge combined swing. The far-right and their moderate apologists suffered a massive defeat. Apology: Last night, a writer for this publication …

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2022 Federal Election: winners and losers so far

The bloodbath for the Liberal Party at the 2022 federal election proved Australia a more tolerant country than the government headed by Scott Morrison assumed. Morrison now risks displacing Billy McMahon from his proud placement as the worst prime minister in Australian history. The winners: Labor who will form government. But with a swing against …

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Predicted Labor government – Who wins the seat of Brisbane?

With 36.1% of the votes counted in the seat of Brisbane, Madonna Jarrett for Labor and Stephen Bates for the Greens are neck and neck with 27.8% each of the vote. The LNP’s Trevor Evans on 37.4% seems unlikely to hold the seat. Meanwhile, the Greens seem likely to win the neighbouring seat of Griffith …

2022 Federal Election

Fears and hopes for the 2022 federal election

Rodney Croome spells out his hopes and fears for the 2022 Federal election and the strategies he believes will move equality ahead despite the challenges faced by the LGBTIQ+ communities. Rodney Croome is a spokesperson for Just.Equal Australia. He has campaigned for LGBTIQ+ rights in every federal election since 1990. The 2022 federal election is …

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Meet the candidates for Brisbane: Madonna Jarrett Labor

As the 2022 federal election looms, QNews gives each of the major party candidates for the seat of Brisbane an opportunity to share why they believe our communities should vote for them. Madonna Jarrett Labor is a proud ally of the LGBTIQ+ communities. Madonna Jarrett Labor Proudly, I am an ally of the LGBTIQ+ communities …

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Biden’s LGBTIQ vision puts Australia’s major parties to shame

Joe Biden has a bold agenda for LGBTIQ equality. The new American president’s LGBTIQ vision highlights discrimination in the Coalition’s policies as well as Labor’s lack of commitment. In 2020 most Australians viewed the US with a mix of horror and pity. In 2021, LGBTIQ Australians and our allies will view it with envy. The …

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Annastacia Palaszczuk romps in: what that means for LGBTIQ+

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Saturday night won a historic third term for her Labor Government. Labor led the race from the beginning of counting and their lead strengthened during the night. [OPINION] PFLAG+ National Spokesperson Shelley Argent told QNews last week that Annastacia Palaszczuk has done more for LGBTIQ+ rights than any other premier in …

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Queensland votes – Queer Newsweek election special

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 …

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Judi Jabour – Labor for Central Ward

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 …

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