Tag Archive | Australia

Video: Tash Palmer – The Signs (Out Today!)

Video: Tash Palmer – The Signs (Out Today!)

On EILE’s music slot today, we feature 17-year-old Australian-born singer/songwriter, mature-beyond-her-years TASH (Palmer), who today releases an atmospheric single, The Signs, a dark, moody, pared-back ballad, with an almost rap-like poetic vocal. The track is from TASH’s first EP called Volume 1. It’s probably no wonder she has such a mature sound, as TASH was […]

Australia: Transgender women welcome to play elite cricket

Australia: Transgender women welcome to play elite cricket

Cricket Australia welcomed transgender women on to its elite teams on Thursday, as it issued guidelines for their inclusion, amid a toxic battle over fairness in female sport. Australian cricket’s governing body will allow male-to-female players to compete if their testosterone, a hormone that increases muscle mass, strength and haemoglobin, which affects endurance, has been […]

Australia: Folau crowdfunding shut down after A$750,000 raised

Australia: Folau crowdfunding shut down after A$750,000 raised

(Reuters) – Sacked Australia fullback Israel Folau’s crowdfunding campaign to raise money to fight his termination has been shut down by the GoFundMe platform, with more than A$750,000 ($487,000) to be returned to thousands of donors. Folau launched his GoFundMe page on Friday, appealing for A$3 million he said he needed for a potentially long legal battle against Rugby […]

Australia: Asics drops homophobic Folau as brand ambassador

Australia: Asics drops homophobic Folau as brand ambassador

(Reuters) – Israel Folau’s protracted dismissal by Rugby Australia looked no closer to a conclusion on Thursday, but the 30-year-old was already being hit hard in the pocket for his decision to post a social media message many viewed as homophobic. While the panel that on Tuesday adjudged Folau had been guilty of a ‘high […]

Australia: RA Johnson criticises Folau’s anti-gay remarks

Australia: RA Johnson criticises Folau’s anti-gay remarks

(Reuters) – Wallabies’ Director of Rugby, Scott Johnson, has backed the hard-line stance taken by Rugby Australia (RA) over Israel Folau’s controversial social media posts and called for the sport to embrace inclusiveness. Folau, a fundamentalist Christian, faces having his Wallabies contract torn up, after posting comments that gay people were destined for “hell” if […]

Australia’s Folau asks for code of conduct hearing

Australia’s Folau asks for code of conduct hearing

(Reuters) – Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has asked for a code of conduct hearing to be scheduled by Rugby Australia (RA) after the governing body said they intended to terminate his contract for controversial social media posts. The 30-year-old Folau, a devout Christian, was issued a code of conduct breach notice on Monday following an […]

Australia: One year ago today: YES – The Equality Campaign

Australia: One year ago today: YES – The Equality Campaign

The Equality Campaign in Australia are celebrating one year since the country voted YES to equal marriage, and are doing so by sharing people’s stories on Facebook. They say: “It was the moment our hearts opened wide, tears started flowing, and we felt the relief of a resounding YES”. One year ago today, the official […]