Turnbull fails again on marriage equality

The outcome of this evening’s coalition party room meeting is a severe disappointment to LGBTI Australians, their families, and those who love them.

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Turnbull must act on alarming rates of Indigenous people with disabilities in justice system

Today’s ABC Radio Perth news reports that 95% of Indigenous Australians appearing in court have a mental or physical disability have reignited the discussion on the need for national justice targets under the Closing the Gap framework.

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Postal plebiscite: the idea that won't die

Even after the Parliament and Australian people comprehensively said “no” to a plebiscite on marriage equality, the government is keeping the zombie idea of a postal plebiscite alive.

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Turnbull government must notify Australians if their Medicare numbers have been breached

The Government’s admission that they had no idea that Medicare numbers of Australians were up for grabs on the internet is alarming.

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Data confirms Newcastle courts in crisis

Shocking new data has revealed that judges in Newcastle’s Family Circuit Court are straining under workloads twice the size of the national average thanks to the Turnbull Government’s failure to fill a critical judicial position.  

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46,800 couples left waiting by Mr Turnbull

The 2016 Census released today reveals there are 46,800 same-sex couples in Australia, up nearly 40 per cent in five years.

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Liberals dysfunction the greatest barrier to marriage equality

Internal divisions in the Liberal Party are the biggest impediment to making a marriage equality a reality in Australia.

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Final Bell Report condemns Brandis

Today the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee condemned Attorney-General George Brandis’s “wilful defiance” of the Senate and refusal to tell the truth on a matter where $300 million of taxpayer money was at stake.

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Australian Human Rights Commission appointment

Labor warmly welcomes the appointment of Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM as the next President of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).

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Labor welcomes implementation of Marrakesh Treaty

It has been a long time coming, but today the government has finally acted to implement the Marrakesh Treaty – an international agreement which improves access to thousands of printed works for people with disability under Copyright Law.

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