Senate motion - where is Porter?

Christian Porter’s statement today explaining his role in the government’s decision to support the appalling Hanson motion endorsing a key catchphrase used by the white supremacy movement, is flimsy and inadequate at best.

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Labor calls for an end to discrimination against LGBTI students and teachers

Labor is calling on the government to immediately amend the Sex Discrimination Act to remove outdated exemptions that allow religious schools to discriminate against students and teachers on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Government desperate for distraction

 Scott Morrison must release the Ruddock Review immediately - before the Wentworth byelection.

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Time to release secret Religious Freedom report

Today’s embarrassing leak of key details of the secret Ruddock review into religious freedom means Scott Morrison has no choice – he must release the report in full.

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Race Discrimination Commission can't wait

The government’s failure to appoint a new Race Discrimination Commissioner is deeply concerning to Labor.

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Encryption Bill process should not be rushed

The government has introduced its encryption bill into Parliament this morning only 10 days since submissions to its exposure draft closed, and without releasing a public response to stakeholders. This is unacceptable.

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Time to listen to the Senate on Family Court consultation

On Tuesday, the Senate passed its third motion instructing the government to conduct adequate consultation on its family court merger bills. It is time for the government to listen.

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Six months since ALRC 'Pathways to justice' report released - still no response from the government

This week, a coalition of human rights organisations issued an open letter calling for a response from the Federal Government to respond to the ALRC’s Pathways to Justice report.

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Government snubs Senate on Family Court - again

The government has once again thumbed its nose at the democratic will of the Senate, ignoring its demands for greater consultation on changes to the family court system.

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Australia must always fight commercial whaling

The Abbott/Turnbull/Morrison Government have failed to act on fighting commercial whaling by sending a junior Minister to the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

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