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queensland police commissioner katarina carroll officer facebook posts racism homophobia

The Queensland Police Service says eleven officers were singled out in an internal investigation into reportedly “racist, sexist, homophobic and defamatory” posts in a private Facebook group. All of the officers were dealt with by their superiors but none were suspended or stood down, the Brisbane Times reported. Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll (pictured) announced …

Adrian Shrinner nazi flag

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Shrinner yesterday called for the banning of Nazi insignia. He made the call following the display of a Nazi flag from a window of an apartment building next to the Brisbane Synagogue. Update: Police charged a 45-year-old Brisbane man with public nuisance over the incident and he will appear in court …

jeffrey bowyer-chapman drag race canada judge racist abuse

Former Canada’s Drag Race judge Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman has opened up about his negative experience on the show and the “shocking” racist abuse he received from fans. The actor served as a judge in the first season of the Canadian spin-off. However he departed before season two amid a vicious backlash from fans after his comments …

all my friends are racist abc still

An irreverent, queer as hell, Indigenous comedy series All My Friends Are Racist premieres on ABC tonight. The series was filmed around Brisbane, including at Brisbane Powerhouse and New Farm Park, earlier this year. The comedy series follows twenty-somethings Casey (Davey Thompson) and Belle (Tuuli Narkle), who live together in the city. He’s a gay …

olympics intersex rule faster higher stronger testosterone

Olympic regulation excludes some female athletes unless they artificially lower their natural testosterone levels. The Olympics intersex rule puts the lie to the Games motto, ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together’. For those athletes, it might better read, ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger – except you!’ Read also: The sordid history of gender testiing and the Olympic Games. …

culture wars blm trans rights

Recent research demonstrates that opponents of BLM and Trans rights struggle with fact. The Policy Institute of Kings College London and Ipsos MORI examined the six most debated issues in Britain’s culture wars. Pandemic lockdowns topped the list, followed by BLM and then Trans rights. Researchers also surveyed attitudes to Brexit, the British Empire and …

scarlet adams drag race down under rupaul's drag race racism scandal

RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under star Scarlet Adams has denied a newly surfaced photo shows her making light of her racism scandal. The Perth drag queen’s past use of racist Blackface and other offensive costumes was addressed on Drag Race Down Under at the weekend. Ahead of the episode, First Nations drag queen Felicia Foxx …

neighbours stars racism homophobia Shareena Clanton Meyne Wyatt

Two actors on Neighbours have come forward with allegations of racism and homophobia behind-the-scenes of the long-running soap. Aboriginal actor Shareena Clanton took to Instagram to detailed allegations of “overt and covert racism” on the Channel 10 series. In Clanton’s Instagram post, she claimed the n-word was said openly twice, to laughter. She also witnessed a …

two very annoying asians balley venue froth on brunswick

A Fortitude Valley venue went viral for all the wrong reasons yesterday following a social media post from a co-owner. Shay Hayston, from Froth on Brunswick in Fortitude Valley’s California Lane, earlier posted a cafe docket titled ‘Two very annoying Asians’. He also added a caption to the docket. “OMG, I love my staff.” Social …

joel wilkinson gold coast suns

Miles Heffernan says the recent apology from the AFL and Gold Coast Suns to former player Joel Wilkinson illustrates that racial discrimination remains a workplace issue.  Wilkinson previously filed a complaint in the Human Rights Commission over racism. His complaint arose from a 2013 Wacky Wednesday event when two of Wilkinson’s teammates dressed in blackface. …

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