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Bob Hawke Prime Minister

Bob Hawke,  the Australian Prime Minister whose government formulated the first national strategy to fight AIDS, died today aged 89. Hawke also became the first former Prime Minister to vote YES during the 2017 same-sex marriage postal survey. At a time when support for the YES campaign dipped, Hawke offered his public support. He and …

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shayne wilde queensland law reform

In this internet age, ticking multiple ‘likes’ on Facebook apparently qualifies as activism. However, not so long ago, community members risked jail and physical violence to achieve the rights we enjoy today. Shayne Wilde was one of them, writes Bill Rutkin. The scope and magnitude of her contribution to homosexual law reform and anti-discrimination legislation …

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kerri-anne kennerley studio 10

Studio 10 co-host Kerri-Anne Kennerley has slammed a Labor victory this Saturday as an “end to life as we know it” and railed against 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 …

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prime minister scott morrison gay people religion

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been forced to clarify that he doesn’t believe gay people are “going to hell” after he came under fire by Labor leader Bill Shorten for evading the question on Monday. Initially asked about his opposition to same-sex marriage, Morrison would not clarify whether his personal view had shifted but said, …

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new south wales liberal candidate allan green

A Liberal party candidate who suggested on social media that same-sex marriage would spell the end of Mother’s and Father’s Day and called for same-sex couples be banned from adoption has said he does not hold those views. In a series of posts between 2010 and 2015, Allan Green, the Liberal candidate for the west …

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federal election 2019 brisbane Liberal MP Trevor Evans, Labor candidate Paul Newbury and Greens candidate Andrew Bartlett

QN Magazine asked each of the candidates for the seat of Brisbane, “If elected to represent Brisbane at the 2019 Federal Election, what specific commitments can you make to the LGBTIQ voters of that electorate to work towards the improvement of their lives?” See their responses below. Trevor Evans, Liberal Since I was elected to …

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Guptal Singh 2019 Federal Election Homophobic Slurs

Thursday night finally saw Guptal Singh disendorsed as Liberal candidate for Scullin. After resisting pressure to dump him over homophobic slurs, the Liberal Party finally relented over other comments. Guptal Singh made the homophobic slurs, likening same-sex marriage to paedophilia, during the 2017 Marriage Equality debate. He was, until Thursday, the Liberal candidate in the …

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grindr

The Labor party is reportedly launching an ad campaign on gay hookup app Grindr highlighting a Liberal candidate’s homophobic comments during the same-sex marriage debate. Controversial Liberal candidate Gurpal Singh will appear in the ad, ABC News reported, after it emerged he linked homosexuality to paedophilia in a 2017 interview. He suggested children raised by …

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mark latham and pauline hanson one nation

One Nation’s New South Wales leader Mark Latham has railed against “leftist elites” and gender and sexual fluidity in his maiden speech to the New South Wales parliament. The former Labor leader is now One Nation’s NSW leader and was elected to the state’s Legislative Assembly in March. Latham used his 45-minute inaugural speech on …

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prime minister scott morrison and liberal candidate gurpal singh

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended a Liberal candidate who has kept his job more than a week after offensive comments linking same-sex marriage to child sex abuse resurfaced. Gurpal Singh, a lawyer and lecturer who is the Liberal candidate for the Victorian seat of Scullin, said in 2017 Singh described same-sex marriage as “unnatural” …

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