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Margaret Court has claimed she’s being bullied for her beliefs on marriage equality and singled out Channel Ten’s The Project for criticism over an interview last week. The Australian tennis legend and Christian pastor sparked a furore on Friday

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Margaret Court has claimed she’s being bullied for her beliefs on marriage equality and singled out Channel Ten’s The Project for criticism over an interview last week. The Australian tennis legend and Christian pastor sparked a furore on Friday

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A renewed search for the remains of missing Sydney man Matthew Leveson is continuing in New South Wales bushland today. The 20-year-old was last seen leaving Sydney’s ARQ nightclub with boyfriend Michael Atkins in the early hours of September 23, 2007. For the past week, parents Mark and Fay Leveson and police have searched dense …

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UPDATED Tennis stars have expressed outrage at Australian tennis legend Margaret Court’s boycott of Qantas over its support for marriage equality. The Grand Slam world record holder and Perth Christian pastor sparked a furore on Thursday by announcing in an open letter in a newspaper that she was boycotting the airline. She wrote: “I believe …

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Australian tennis great and Christian pastor Margaret Court has announced that she will stop flying Qantas to protest the airline’s support for marriage equality. “I am disappointed that Qantas has become an active promoter for same-sex marriage,” the 74-year-old, who is a senior pastor at Perth’s Victory Life Church, wrote in a letter published by …

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Music icon Cher says she is “hoping” to tour both Australia and New Zealand next year. The singer wrote on her Twitter: “Hoping 2 do Concerts in Australia & New Zealand In 2018. Will Update.” Cher last toured Australia in 2005 with her “Living Proof: The Farewell Tour” and released her last album Closer To …

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Australian senator Derryn Hinch wants the federal government to suspend foreign aid to Indonesia after two men were publicly caned for having gay sex. The men, aged 20 and 23, each received 83 canings at a public ceremony in the Indonesian province of Aceh, after neighbours broke down the door of their home, found them …

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Activist Peter ‘Bon’ Bonsall-Boone, who set up one of the first organisations to battle against anti-gay laws in Australia, passed away last week, aged 78, following a battle with cancer. Mr Bonsall-Boone is survived by his partner of 50 years Peter de Waal. Recently, he issued a personal plea to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to …

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The country’s peak medical body, the Australian Medical Association (AMA), has called on the federal parliament to legislate for marriage equality and end the “protracted and damaging” public debate over the reform. AMA President Dr Michael Gannon (pictured, left) has written to both Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to urge a …

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Rainbow Flag For IDAHOT

Victoria’s Darebin Council has raised a rainbow flag over their city hall to show solidarity with the LGBTI community, and they’ve said it will stay up until marriage equality is made legal. Mayor Kim Le Cerf said Darebin councillors voted earlier this week to raise the flag over Preston City Hall on the International Day …

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