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We all known New South Wales has a regional town called Yass, population 6,506. Yass also has an IGA supermarket. And that local IGA has had to spike an otherwise routine online giveaway thanks to a very ill-constructed hashtag. The supermarket was running the giveaway over Facebook, with the grand prize being a rather coveted …

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A parliamentary inquiry has recommended the New South Wales government establish a judicial inquiry into unsolved gay- and trans-hate crimes in the state in a bid to finally get justice for victims. The state parliamentary inquiry into Gay and Transgender Hate Crimes between 1970 and 2010 was launched in 2018. The committee heard from numerous …

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Transgender health expert Teddy Cook has delivered a moving speech to a NSW parliament committee to oppose Mark Latham’s anti-trans legislation. One Nation NSW leader Mark Latham wants to outlaw the promotion of “gender fluidity” in the state’s schools. The crossbench MP has caused outrage with a draft bill that would ban support and recognition …

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A group of transgender rights activists have interrupted a New South Wales parliamentary committee hearing to protest Mark Latham’s anti-trans education bill. NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham has caused outrage with his proposed Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020. Advocates warn the bill, if passed, would ban recognition of trans and gender diverse …

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A petition with more than 110,000 signatures opposing Mark Latham’s anti-transgender education bill has been delivered to a group of NSW Labor and Greens MPs. New South Wales One Nation leader Mark Latham has caused outrage with his Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020. The Upper House MP says his bill seeks to “outlaw …

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A teacher who says she was sacked from a Sydney religious school for her sexuality has opened up about the “devastating” experience. Karen Pack worked at Morling College, a Baptist education institution in Sydney, for two years. However after telling work colleagues about her engagement to longtime partner Bronte Scott last year, Karen says she …

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A Sydney protest rally will oppose Mark Latham’s “cruel and inhumane” proposed legislation banning recognition of transgender students in schools. The One Nation state leader introduced his proposed Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill to the NSW Upper House last August. Advocates warn the bill, if it’s passed, would ban all recognition of trans and …

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A Sydney lesbian couple has been arrested for allegedly committing three armed robberies in one night while armed with an axe, a hammer, and knives. Police arrested and charged Eleanor Ashford, 23, and Sarah Canceri, 23, with stealing money and cigarettes from three different gas stations in the Sydney area over a two-hour period last …

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Transgender organisations and advocates have called for a legal review and appeal in the case of Filipina trans woman Mhelody Bruno’s death in New South Wales. The 25-year-old died in September 2019 after Wagga Wagga man Rian Ross Toyer choked her to death during what the court found was a consensual sex act. Warning: distressing …

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A New South Wales man convicted of the manslaughter of Filipina trans woman Mhelody Bruno has been sentenced to 22 months in jail after initially avoiding prison in a sentencing error. A Wagga Wagga District Court judge initially sentenced Rian Ross Toyer on March 19 for Mhelody Bruno’s manslaughter. Bruno fell unconscious when Toyer choked …

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