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Australia: Tiernan Brady Says A Lot Has Been Achieved Towards Marriage Equality, But More Needed

Australia: Tiernan Brady Says A Lot Has Been Achieved Towards Marriage Equality, But More Needed

Tiernan Brady writes that a lot has been achieved for marriage equality in Australia in the last four weeks, but outlines what has to come next to achieve the goal of equal marriage for the LGBT community there. Here are just a few of the things that have been achieved to date. The Equality Campaign […]

Older Gay Men’s Ageing Fears And Concerns

Older Gay Men’s Ageing Fears And Concerns

Older gay men’s concerns regarding ageing and aged-care settings are driven by their class and sexuality, according to new research from Swinburne University of Technology. Fears regarding sexuality were found to be strongest amongst gay men who were considering entering aged-care settings. Their main concern was their sexuality would cause them to be ostracised.

Australia: Senate Opens Marriage Equality Inquiry To Public Submissions

Australia: Senate Opens Marriage Equality Inquiry To Public Submissions

Last week the Australian Senate established an inquiry into marriage equality legislation — and have now confirmed they have opened the inquiry to public submissions. This inquiry gives Australians the opportunity to make sure politicians hear their community’s views, and a chance to encourage them to work together to get the legislation right, and achieve […]

AME: “The Plebiscite Legislation Fails The Australians It Affects”

AME: “The Plebiscite Legislation Fails The Australians It Affects”

Australian Marriage Equality (AME) has said the Plebiscite (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill is not a fair proposal for the very people it affects, and it doesn’t provide any detail about how the Marriage Act will change if the ‘Yes’ campaign wins the plebiscite.  “We are yet to see any proposed changes to the Marriage Act, so […]

Australia: LGBTI Groups Joint Statement On The Plebiscite

Australia: LGBTI Groups Joint Statement On The Plebiscite

 Below is a joint statement from Australian LGBTI groups, which includes Catholic groups, multicultural groups and business networks,  on the upcoming plebiscite on marriage equality in Australia: As organisations and leaders of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities, we call on the Australian Parliament to ensure that every Australian is able to […]

Australia: Greens To Vote Against Plebiscite On Marriage Equality

Australia: Greens To Vote Against Plebiscite On Marriage Equality

The Australian Greens have resolved to vote against any legislation enabling a plebiscite on marriage equality. “No matter what the enabling legislation for a plebiscite looks like, the Greens will vote against it. We should never put questions of human rights to an opinion poll,” said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale. “The easiest, simplest, quickest, […]

Australia: Attorney-General George Brandis Confirms Plebiscite

Australia: Attorney-General George Brandis Confirms Plebiscite

In an interview with Australian presenter, Fran Kelly  (Insiders 24th July) the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, confirms that the government wishes to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality, “as soon as is practicable”, and will be recommending a compulsory vote. He will be taking a submission to cabinet in the coming weeks.