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Greens senator Janet Rice

The Australian Greens have announced a suite of LGBTIQ policies in the lead-up to the federal election, which will be held before the end of May. The policy platform, unveiled on Friday by the party’s LGBTIQ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice and Victorian Greens candidate Adam Pulford, cover discrimination, health, homelessness, and conversion therapy. Rice said …

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Katter's Australia Party senator Fraser Anning

Katter’s Australia Party Senator Fraser Anning’s Facebook page has been reinstated after it was “unpublished” by the social media giant. On Friday, the Queensland Senator’s page and all of his posts was removed from public view on the platform, and media reports on Friday evening indicated it was in part the result of users reporting …

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Two youths marching in a pride parade with a rainbow flag and a 'born this way' banner

By David Rhodes, Edith Cowan University There is currently no consistent standard of sex, sexuality, gender and respectful relationships education across Australian schools. Each state and territory makes decisions about what they teach in schools. Additionally, religious schools have exemptions under anti-discrimination laws to decide how they approach these issues, and whether they include them …

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Mike Nahan

The Liberal Party of Western Australia Has pledged to pull funding from the state’s Safe Schools LGBTIQ anti-bullying program and redirect it towards rural education if elected. WA Opposition Leader Mike Nahan (pictured) told his party’s state conference the program would be defunded so as to keep regional schools in the state open, ABC News …

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Condoms

By David Rhodes, Edith Cowan University How children are taught about sex, relationships and sexuality at school is shaping up to be a political hot potato in Australia (again). It’s already been slated to be an issue in the Victorian state elections later this year. That’s just a short time from being on the agenda …

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By Paula Gerber, Monash University It has been six months since Australia declared that marriage is no longer an exclusively heterosexual institution. In that time, approximately 2,500 same-sex couples have been married, with NSW having the most weddings, closely followed by Victoria and Queensland. Many more couples, who married overseas before marriage equality was achieved …

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Safe Schools lgbti young people

LGBTIQ community members have shared personal stories of classroom discrimination with a crowd of Safe Schools opponents during a public meeting convened by Liberal MP Kevin Andrews in Hobart on Tuesday night. Andrews and Catholic Archbishop Julian Porteous addressed the public lecture, held at Hobart Town Hall, and criticised the Safe Schools anti-bullying program. Writing …

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Marijke Rancie

Anti-Safe Schools campaigner Marijke Rancie has been elected as a delegate within the Victorian branch of the Liberal party. Rancie featured in the Coalition For Marriage’s “It’s Ok to Vote No” ad campaign during last year’s marriage postal survey and is a high-profile opponent of the Safe Schools anti-bullying program. The Victorian mother posts on …

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Catherine McGregor

Former military officer and high-profile trans advocate Catherine McGregor has apologised and said she was “wrong” to oppose the Safe Schools anti-bullying program in 2016. Catherine McGregor wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald that she put her change of mind down to working with a young transgender man, Charles O’Grady, on a theatre production based …

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