News + Politics

Mar22

MPs and PM slammed for promoting racism on Harmony Day

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 22 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

MPs and PM slammed for promoting racism on Harmony Day

MPs and Australia’s senior human rights and anti-discrimination lawyers have slammed the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for allowing MPs to debate a proposal to dilute Australia’s racial discrimination laws on Harmony Day.

Mar22

Gay panic defence finally abolished in Queensland

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 22 March 2017 Written by // Rachel Cook

Gay panic defence finally abolished in Queensland

Gay rights activists have welcomed news Queensland’s ‘gay panic’ defence for murder has been abolished.

Mar21

New book uncovers the hidden history of gay Cairns

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 21 March 2017 Written by // Rachel Cook

New book uncovers the hidden history of gay Cairns

A new book chronicling the history of gay life in Cairns has been launched.

Mar21

Study shows gay men and lesbians discriminated against on the sound of their voices

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Study shows gay men and lesbians discriminated against on the sound of their voices

A UK study has shown gay men and lesbians face discrimination in employment due to the sound of their voice.

Mar21

Out for Australia calling for volunteers for mentoring and communications roles.

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 21 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Out for Australia calling for volunteers for mentoring and communications roles.

LGBTIQ mentoring program Out For Australia is looking for people who are passionate about playing an active role in the personal and professional development of aspiring LGBTIQ professionals to join the organisation.

Mar21

Rainbow Round of Sport returns

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 21 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Rainbow Round of Sport returns

Skins, Pride in Diversity & Pride in Sport will join together once more for the second annual Australian Rainbow Round of Sport (RROS).

Mar20

Voters back away from government over failure to allow free vote

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Voters back away from government over failure to allow free vote

A ReachTell Poll has revealed almost 40 percent of Coalition voters would move away from voting for the Liberal and National parties if they continue to block marriage equality.

Mar20

Parents called to speak up for marriage equality

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Parents called to speak up for marriage equality

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) have called for parents who support marriage equality to take action on the issue and lobby their MPs before parliament ends.

Mar17

Victoria's new Pride Centre gets a home in St Kilda

POSTED ON // Friday, 17 March 2017 Written by // Dean Arcuri

Victoria's new Pride Centre gets a home in St Kilda

The Andrews Labour Government announced that the first Australian Pride Centre is one step closer to becoming a reality with the announcement that the centre will be located in St Kilda.

Mar17

CEOs stand by marriage equality as Peter Dutton calls it 'politically correct nonsense'

POSTED ON // Friday, 17 March 2017 Written by // Rachel Cook

CEOs stand by marriage equality as Peter Dutton calls it 'politically correct nonsense'

Business leaders who support marriage equality are resolute in their support after Cabinet Minister Peter Dutton called same-sex marriage “politically correct nonsense”.