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Annastacia Palaszczuk

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

kerri-anne kennerley studio 10

Studio 10 co-host Kerri-Anne Kennerley has said a Labor election victory would mean an “end to life as we know it” and blasted the party’s transgender-inclusive policies. In an on-air rant on the Network 10 program just days ahead of the election, KAK proclaimed a Shorten government would mean “life as we know it will …

Labor leader Bill Shorten and Tanya Plibersek

LGBTIQ advocates have called for federal Labor to clarify the party’s stance on removing anti-discrimination exemptions affecting LGBTIQ staff at religious schools before the federal election. just.equal spokesperson Rodney Croome said Labor “seems to be backing two horses” after Deputy Leader Tanya Plibersek told a Catholic Schools forum on Tuesday that religious schools should be …

labor senator penny wong

Labor Senate leader Penny Wong will be in Brisbane at the Paddo Tavern this Friday afternoon for a free pre-election event. The event in the inner Brisbane suburb of Paddington will begin at 4pm, with more details available on the Facebook page. Later in the evening, local Labor candidate Paul Newbury will launch his campaign …

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 …