National

Sep06

Spring Migration Fest a "fantastic success"

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 06 September 2011

Spring Migration Fest a

The Spring Migration Festival at Yackandandah has been hailed as a "fantastic success" by organisers after over 1000 people attended during the past weekend, according to local media reports.

Sep06

HIV epidemic emerges in South East Asia

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 06 September 2011

HIV epidemic emerges in South East Asia

Australia’s leadership role in combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic has been called upon to stem an emerging HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSMs) and transgender people in the South East Asia region, the nation’s peak HIV/AIDS organisation has said.

Sep06

ACL report 'hypocritical', marriage advocates say

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 06 September 2011

ACL report 'hypocritical', marriage advocates say

Marriage equality advocates say that an Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) commissioned report released today claiming children benefit from having married parents only strengthens the case for same-sex marriage.

Sep06

'Tenuous' chance of Gillard changing mind

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 06 September 2011

'Tenuous' chance of Gillard changing mind

A leading marriage equality advocate who last month met with Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said he believes there is a small chance that she may change her mind on the issue and support same-sex marriage rights in the future.

Sep06

Commonwealth urged to discuss LGBT rights

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 06 September 2011

Commonwealth urged to discuss LGBT rights

Australian-born UK human rights activist Peter Tatchell has urged Commonwealth leaders to discuss LGBT issues, including the decriminalisation of homosexuality, at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

Sep05

Shining a light on suicide

POSTED ON // Monday, 05 September 2011

Shining a light on suicide

With World Suicide Prevention Day taking place on September 10, the country’s peak suicide body hopes newly available resources will help Australians better understand mental illness, and gain a clearer picture of what forms of help are available.

Sep05

Gay youth scholars program launches in SA

POSTED ON // Monday, 05 September 2011 Written by // Alex Dunkin

Gay youth scholars program launches in SA

The Pinnacle Foundation launched in South Australia at Parliament House last week with the Minister for Education Jay Weatherill and the state’s first recipient of the scholarship, Neville Fields, amongst the guest speakers.

Sep05

Campbell case highlighted in privacy review

POSTED ON // Monday, 05 September 2011

Campbell case highlighted in privacy review

Channel Seven’s outing of former NSW police minister David Campbell last year is one of seven case studies highlighted in the communications watchdog’s new privacy guidelines for broadcasters that have been opened for public comment.

Sep05

LGBT advocates praise High Court ruling

POSTED ON // Monday, 05 September 2011

LGBT advocates praise High Court ruling

Amid reports Prime Minister Julia Gillard is under pressure to stand aside following a High Court ruling last week scuttling the Government’s wildly unpopular Malaysia ‘asylum solution’, LGBT and human rights organisations have welcomed the judicial decision.

Sep04

Sydney dons purple for rainbow youth

POSTED ON // Sunday, 04 September 2011

Sydney dons purple for rainbow youth

Workplaces and schools across Sydney were bathed in varying shades of purple for the annual Wear It Purple Day on Friday, September 2.