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Everything LGBTIQA+ at this week’s ALP National Conference

The Australian Labor Party is taking a more cautious approach on LGBTIQA+ issues than it did in 2019 in the party platform that its delegates will vote to endorse at its National Conference this week. An internal review following the 2019 Federal Election claimed “too much focus” on LGBTIQA+ issues by the Labor party had …

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Advocates welcome Labor policy platform – but cautiously

LGBTIQA+ lobby group Just-Equal welcomes improvements to the Labor platform on LGBTIQA+ rights — but cautiously. Just-Equal President Brian Greig says Labor must go much further. Draft Labor Platform Labor distributed a draft platform to delegates last week ahead of the party’s 49th National Conference. The conference takes place at the Brisbane Convention Centre from …

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Happy Birthday Harriet Shing, Vic Minister for Equality

Sending birthday wishes to Harriet Shing. In 2022, Victoria’s first out lesbian parliamentarian also became one of the first openly gay ministers in the state. Labor politician Harriet Shing won a seat in the Victorian Legislative Council in 2014. Then, in June 2022, Premier Daniel Andrews appointed her Minister for Equality, Regional Development and Water. …

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Labor government weakness calls for a strong response

The new Labor government should be trying to revive support from the LGBTIQA+ communities, especially after it voted for the Religious Discrimination Bill earlier this year. But it’s doing exactly the opposite, going soft on our issues, including the Census. The mainstream media has also demonstrated a worrying coyness about LGBTIQA+ issues and public figures. …

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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 …

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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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