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Senator Janet Rice farewells the Senate

Greens LGBTQIA+ rights warrior Janet Rice farewells Senate

Outgoing Greens Senator Janet Rice will give her final speech in the Senate on Tuesday evening ahead of her retirement next month. Senator Rice, who is from Victoria and was first elected in 2013, announced her plans to step down last September. She’ll deliver her valedictory speech in the Senate tonight (March 26). “A decade …

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ACT Greens politician stood down over sex misconduct claims

The ACT Greens have stood down one of their territory politicians, Johnathan Davis, after serious allegations of sexual misconduct. ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury said he’d received “extremely serious complaints” about the openly gay 31-year-old territory backbencher’s conduct. The Canberra Times published the allegations on Friday, and the ACT Greens confirmed the claims are “sexual …

Greens Senator Janet Rice on a motorbike with partner Anne

Greens Senator Janet Rice announces her retirement

Greens Senator Janet Rice has announced she’ll retire early next year, a decade after her election to the upper house. Senator Rice announced she won’t stand for preselection and plans to retire in the first half of 2024. “A decade on from being elected to the senate, I’ve decided it’s time to pass the baton,” …

Trina Massey to make history as Gabba Ward’s new councillor

After making history as Queensland’s first elected Greens councillor, Jonathan Sriranganathan is handing over the reins to Trina Massey, in another first for the state. While many are saddened by the news of Cr Sriranganathan stepping down, the election of Trina marks an exciting and important new direction for the seat. The hand over will …

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Pill Testing for Fortitude Valley party precinct?

Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley party precinct could see pill testing sites after a push to trial the drug safety program. Greens MP Michael Berkman called for a comprehensive trial after the Queensland Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (QNADA) proposed that the government introduce pill testing before the summer festival season. QNADA, along with peak …

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Samantha Ratnam, Vic Greens leader ousts state convener

Samantha Ratnam has announced the ousting of controversial state convener Linda Gale. The Victorian Greens leader said that last week she successfully applied for the setting aside of recent election results. Linda Gale In 2019, Linda Gale co-authored a paper widely regarded as transphobic. That led to a social media backlash against her recent appointment …

LGBTIQA+ spokesperson

Stephen Bates welcomed as Greens LGBTIQA+ spokesperson

Just.Equal Australia today welcomed the Greens’ new LGBTIQA+ spokesperson, Stephen Bates. Just.Equal spokesperson Rodney Croome also paid tribute to outgoing spokesperson, Janet Rice. The group called on Labor to follow the Greens’ lead and reinstate an LGBTIQA+ equality portfolio. Rodney Croome said Just.Equal looked forward to speaking with the recently-elected member for Brisbane. “We look …

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Gay candidate predicted to top seat of Brisbane

Australia’s most respected election analyst, the ABC’s Antony Green predicts gay candidate Stephen Bates will win the seat of Brisbane for the Greens. Currently, with 73.9% of the votes counted, the LNP’s Trevor Evans has 38.5% of primary votes. Labor’s Madonna Jarrett follows on 27.5% and then Stephen Bates on 26.8%. However, Antony Green predicts …

LGBTIQA+ vote

Both major parties ignored the LGBTIQA+ vote. It cost them dearly!

Bill Rutkin looks at the changing pattern of the LGBTIQA+ vote in the 2022 federal election. He believes the major parties must learn lessons they assiduously avoided over the course of the last government. Both major political parties and all the analysts steadfastly refuse to see the woods for Australia’s brightly coloured, autumnal trees. Last …

far-right moderate apologists

Australia turns on far-right and their moderate apologists

While focussing on Labor’s diminished vote, many miss that this election Australians overwhelmingly voted for progressive politics. Despite a clumsy attempt at contriving an ‘anti-woke’ revolution, Labor, the Greens and the independents enjoyed a huge combined swing. The far-right and their moderate apologists suffered a massive defeat. Apology: Last night, a writer for this publication …

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