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Labor leader Bill Shorten

The Australian Labor Party has decided against criminalising the dangerous practice of “gay conversion” therapy in a policy proposal at their national conference this week. In its draft platform, the party originally had a policy that “opposes the practice of so-called conversion and reparative therapies on diverse sexuality and genders and seeks to criminalise these …

Labor Senator Penny Wong

Federal Labor has introduced a bill that would protect gay students from discrimination at religious schools but that does not address the hiring and firing of gay teachers or other staff. Labor vowed to go it alone on the issue after talks with the government broke down again this week, but the Greens have said …