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Today Marks National Sorry Day and more Zedlines

Thursday, May 26 marks National Sorry Day - an event commemorating and expressing regret for the mistreatment of Australia’s Indigenous population.[SOURCE:www.youtube.com]

Queensland Parliament Passes New Mining Laws

The Queensland State Parliament has passed laws restoring community rights to object to new mines.

Under the new laws, mining companies will be required to inform landowners and neighbours about proposed mining projects.

The laws also repeal proposed changes allowing mining leases to be granted on restricted land without consent of the owner.

Mines Minister Anthony Lynham said the public has a right to be aware, and to have input into what happens in their community.

 

Age of consent laws to be changed in Queensland

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Age of consent laws to be changed in Queensland

The Palaszczuk Government has announced they are introducing legislation to standardise the Queensland’s age of consent.

Queensland is the only state to have different age restrictions for specific penetrative sexual acts. 

The disparity especially affects gay male teenagers who wish to access safe sexual practices and health information, as practitioners are forced to inform them of the illegality of specific acts if they are under 18.    

Greens call for Labor's LGBTI support

The Australian Greens urge the Labor party to join them in committing to
removing religious exemptions from the Sex Discrimination Act, following Rainbow Labor’s announcement to appoint an LGBTI
discrimination commissioner.
Greens sexuality spokesperson Senator Robert Simms  says Labor's plan is a good one, but won’t end discrimination against LGBTI people under the law.

Brisbane holds first Trans Fair Day

You may have been hearing a lot lately about transgender people in the US, after political and legal battles over which bathroom transgender people are allowed to use.

Here in Brisbane, transgender people gathered for the first ever Trans Fair Day on Sunday, and 4zzz reporter Kara de Groot was on the scene.

Brisbane’s first Trans Fair Day, and more Zedlines.

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Brisbane’s first Trans Fair Day

Brisbane hosted its first Trans Fair Day over the weekend in New Farm Neighbourhood Centre.

The fair, hoping to become an annual event, is a community focused day that supports the mental and physical health of local Trans and Gender Diverse People of all ages.

The event went ahead on Sunday with the support of Neami National, Many Genders One Voice the Queensland AIDS Council and other local LGBTI support groups.

 

Palaszczuk government investing $25 million into Gold Coast

Vic Premier apologises for homosexuality convictions and more Zedlines

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews will offer the state’s gay community a formal apology for old laws criminalising homosexuality, in what is believed to be a world-first occasion.

Vic Premier apologises for homosexuality convictions

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews will offer the state’s gay community a formal apology for old laws criminalising homosexuality, in what is believed to be a world-first occasion.

Homosexuality was decriminalised in Victoria in 1981, however, hundreds remain listed in official government records as having a criminal history.

Prominent members of the state’s LGBTI community have welcomed the prospect of the apology, saying it is a significant step forwards in the acceptance of homosexual people.

On-Air Discussion on new Queensland LGBTI student mentoring program

By Eliot Rifkin

The new LGBTI mentoring program, the Queensland Universities Diversity Network offers free mentoring, networking opportunities, workshops and online seminars for young LGBTI professionals in many industries such as law, engineering, education and medicine.

Di Natale slams Dutton over refugee comments

Senator Richard Di Natale has criticised Peter Dutton's comments on "illiterate" refugees (source: flickr)

Marriage equality vote prompts hate mail

Brisbane City councillors said they were inundated with hate-filled emails before last night's vote on marriage equality.

Councillor for Tennyson Ward Nicole Johnston said she received a range of hateful emails.

The council voted in favour of a symbolic vote for marriage equality, but fell short of voting to call on Prime Minister Turnbull to legalise it.

Councillor Johnston said while disappointed both motion were not passed, she was pleased the majority back marriage equality.

 

Survey highlights lack of support of LGBTI students in QLDs West

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Survey highlights lack of support of LGBTI students in QLDs West

A report presented to QLD parliament has highlighted a perceived lack of support for LGBTI teenagers in Brisbane’s western suburbs. 

The report was compiled from a survey conducted by Bremer State High School students Jodey Brand and Sarah Hobson, who asked over 240 students questions relating to issues affecting LGBTI teenagers.

Palaszczuk calls for boycott of Wicked Campers - and more Zedlines

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Palaszczuk calls for boycott of Wicked Campers 

Annastacia Palaszczuk calls for Queenslanders to boycott Wicked Campers until the company removes offensive and derogatory slogans from their vehicles. 

The boycott comes after the RACQ pushed the state government to address the company’s flouting of advertising standards. 

Palaszczuk says that advertising breaches are a national matter, but that the Attorney General will look into stopping the offensive slogans. 

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