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Cory Bernardi has dismissed opinion polls showing a strong lead for the “yes” vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey and suggested some respondents in the polls are lying. The Australian Conservatives leader told Sky News he believes people feel pressured by political correctness and were telling pollsters they’d voted “yes” even if they’d voted …

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Steady rain wasn’t enough to deter around 300 marriage equality supporters from marching through Brisbane on Saturday afternoon. The Equality Campaign’s Shirleene Robinson told the crowd gathered at Queen’s Park that the group had seen support for marriage equality all over the state. “We heard from a young gay man in Bundaberg who works as …

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Another 1000 Queenslanders will get access to PrEP medication to help them reduce their chance of contracting HIV. PrEP, which stand for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that has been found to dramatically reduce the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people, in conjunction with other safe sex measures. In early 2016, Health Minister …

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Beauty queen Esma Voloder can make a world of difference. The reigning Miss World Australia has voiced her support for marriage equality, saying she believes being Australian means respecting and accepting everyone. “I think it is Australian culture to have acceptance and these are the things we should continue to focus on and continue to …

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A tiny island has just made a huge decision – to legalise same-sex marriage. The change in law on the Channel Island of Alderney was voted through at a States meeting this week. There are approximately 2000 people who live on the island, which is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a British Crown dependency. …

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The world’s oldest tortoise is in a relationship with a younger reptile, who vets recently discovered is a male. Jonathan (pictured) is 186 years old and believed to be the world’s oldest living land animal. He lives on St Helena, a British Overseas Territory 1,200 miles off the coast of southern Africa, and he’s such …

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Prominent “no” campaigner and former Prime Minister Tony Abbott is reportedly set to address a US organisation that has been condemned for its extreme, anti-LGBTI views. Abbott will speak to the conservative Christian group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) about his opposition to marriage equality later this month, Fairfax Media reported. According to the Human Rights …

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Scientists say they’ve discovered where in the body the HIV virus “hides” to dodge the immune system’s defences. Researchers at Sydney’s Westmead Institute for Medical Research have reportedly discovered intact HIV residing in the body’s immune cells known as “effector memory T-cells” that are meant to attack infections, including HIV. Associate Professor Sarah Palmer, deputy …

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The LiveAid-style “YesFest” concert planned in Sydney on Sunday, October 29 has sadly been cancelled. The concert was set to feature performances from rocker Jimmy Barnes, Client Liaison, Flight Facilities, Megan Washington, and Killing Heidi. Organisers said in a statement: “YesFest was an ambitious project to pull off in a short amount of time. Unfortunately, …

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A documentary based on the recent “Coming Back Out Ball” for LGBTI seniors is in production. The spectacular event was held at the Melbourne’s Town Hall earlier this month to honour and celebrate the elders as part of the state’s Seniors Festival. “The Coming Back Out Ball is inspired by research revealing that some LGBTI …

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