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LGBTI Equality Rodney Croome Coalition Government transgender rights

Rodney Croome is a long-time LGBTI equality advocate. As a strategist in numerous campaigns for equality, Rodney says our community can still make change and meet threats under the re-elected coalition government. I won’t sugar coat the election result: Australia has the most socially and religious conservative government in a generation. Many leading Liberal moderates …

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rodney croome equality tasmania prime minister scott morrison

Rodney Croome of Equality Tasmania offers hope for future LGBTIQ reform. He says that recent state reform sets a precedent for positive LGBTI law reform under the re-elected Coalition Government. Indeed, Tasmanian LGBTI equality advocates recently achieved the passage of landmark transgender laws through cross-party co-operation. “In Tasmania we have shown it is possible to …

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Kristy Johnson Tasmanian DEMONISE TRANSGENDER RIGHTS

Tasmanian transgender advocates have called on the state’s Premier to stop Upper House election ads that lump together transgender law reform and child abuse under the policy of “protecting your children”. Liberal candidate for the Upper House seat of Pembroke, Kristy Johnson, has published newspaper ads (pictured) that declare one of her three top priorities …

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brisbane powerhouse turbine platform event

The five candidates vying for your vote in the seat of Brisbane are set to appear at an election forum early next month to talk politics ahead of the federal election. Hosted by Communify Queensland, the Politics in the Pub events are free, Q&A style debates held on a regular basis covering a wide range …

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brisbane protest against brunei anti-gay laws

The first Australian rally to protest new anti-gay laws in Brunei has been held in Brisbane opposite the Brunei-owned Royal on the Park Hotel. A group of around 100 people gathered in the City Botanic Gardens on Saturday afternoon chanted “Shame Sultan, shame” to protest the southeast Asian country’s introduction last week of the death …

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Prime minister Scott Morrison

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has condemned the introduction of harsh new laws in Brunei targeting LGBTIQ people and other minorities. The laws were enacted in the southeast Asian nation last week imposing penalties as harsh as death by stoning for gay sex, extramarital sex and abortion and have been met with intense condemnation from across …

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Australian Electoral Commission ballot box voting election

National LGBTIQ lobby group just.equal has revealed some of the community issues it will ask main parties to commit to as Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirms the upcoming federal election will be held on May 18. Morrison visited Government House on Thursday morning to ask Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove to trigger the election, which will …

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Australian Marriage Law lgbtiq rights in australia

New research has found the same-sex marriage postal survey led to increased depression, anxiety and stress among LGBTIQ Australians, leading advocates to call for political parties to rule out holding public votes on LGBTIQ rights. The University of Sydney study, published in the Australian Psychological Society’s journal Australian Psychologist, assessed the mental health of 1305 …

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Anti-transgender stickers spotted in Tasmania have been slammed as a “hateful” response to a debate in the state around changes to birth certificates to benefit trans people. The stickers, shaped like penises and carrying the phrase “Women don’t have penises,” originated in the UK but have come to Australia, spotted by LGBTIQ advocates in Hobart. …

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Rodney Croome on Tasmania lgbtiq equality memorial bench

A permanent public memorial to celebrate Tasmania’s LGBTIQ equality movement and those who contributed to it has been unveiled outside the state’s parliament. Tasmanian Lower House Speaker Sue Hickey on Saturday unveiled a new public bench on the lawns of the parliament that has a plaque dedicated to Tasmania’s progress towards LGBTIQ equality. The new …

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