AFL stars have got behind the campaign for Marriage Equality by speaking out in an online video.

AFL stars speak out in touching video

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The Turnbull Government has sought official advice about a postal plebiscite, and appears determined to spend more money to delay Marriage Equality rather than have a parliamentary vote.

Official advice sought for postal ballot on same-sex marriage

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Reducing drug harm through decriminalisation and regulation makes good sense | Editorial by The Age - theage.com.au

Reducing drug harm through decriminalisation and regulation makes good sense

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Food Standard Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) has given its approval of hemp products to be sold as food, but before it can be sold as food in Australia it will need the approval of state and territory governments.

Hemp food products get green light from food regulator

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The four dumb reasons for a plebiscite on #MarriageEquality to be conducted via post.

The four dumb reasons for a postal plebiscite on marriage equality

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Anti-abortion campaigners argue medical abortion is unsafe but study after study proves them wrong.

Early medical abortion “effective and safe”: study | AJP

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A group opposing #MarriageEquality called Marriage Alliance want "your input" on the issue. Let's give it to them. Fill out their questionnaire as you see fit.

Share Your Input on Marriage in Australia

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The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard that the leader of Bondi's Yeshiva Centre Rabbi Pinchus Feldman was "not familiar" with their child protection policies and that the centre had "unclear" policies on child protection.

Rabbi tells inquiry he is 'not familiar' with child protection policies

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A Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in North Richmond will save lives.
We're asking Victorian residents to sign and share the petition supporting the trial proposed by Fiona Patten MP.

Legislative Council E-Petitions

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19 gynaecologists, obstetricians, surgeons and GPs, who asked not to be named "for reasons of their own safety", have called on the Queensland government to reform abortion law sooner than promised.

Queensland Doctors Have Written To The Premier Calling For Reform Of Abortion Law

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With patients quoted up to $34,000 a year for medicinal cannabis from an approved importer, Federal and State governments should implement an amnesty for compassionate suppliers.

Blow to medicinal cannabis hopes

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Far North Queensland women are being sent as far as Sydney for surgical abortion, at a personal cost to them and the taxpayer.

Taxpayers wear abortion costs

cairnspost.com.au
My comments on the Government's legislation in response to the Royal Commission's report on redress and civil litigation.

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Ms PATTEN (Northern Metropolitan) — I rise to speak to the Wrongs Amendment (Organisational Child Abuse) Bill 2016. I will not restate the purpose; I think it has been canvassed very well by the previous speakers. But in addressing child abuse the effect that this...
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Pharmacists could have a greater role in harm minimisation under the recommendations of a new report The Australia 21 report, Can Australia respond to drugs ...

Move illicit drugs to 'white' economy: report | AJP

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In July 2008, Wayne Ruks was bashed and killed in the grounds of Maryborough Catholic Church. When the men who killed Mr Ruks were convicted of manslaughter rather than murder when the "gay panic" defence was invoked, Father Paul Kelly launched a campaign to abolish the partial defence.

Now that the "gay panic" defence has been abolished in Queensland his campaign hasn't ended, with the "gay...
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Death in his church grounds put priest on path to change Qld law

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Following a motion in the Legislative Council by Fiona Patten MP e-petitions now appear on the Parliament of Victoria website.

The first petition is asking the Parliament to pass her bill to establish a pilot Medically Supervised Injecting Centre.

We're asking Victorian Residents to sign it here:
[ Vic.gov.au Link ]

Legislative Council E-Petitions

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People accused of murder in Queensland will no longer be able to use the controversial "gay panic" defence.

Gay panic laws pass Queensland Parliament, removing partial defence

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The Northern Territory Parliament has passed a law decriminalising abortion and legalising the medical termination of pregnancy.

NT passes historic abortion reform after emotional day in Parliament

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Here Are The Brands Standing Up To Peter Dutton's Attacks On Marriage Equality

Here Are The Brands Standing Up To Peter Dutton's Attacks On Marriage Equality

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The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard more than 1,100 complaints of child sexual abuse were made against hundreds of Anglican church clergy and laypeople over 35 years.

Royal commission reveals scale of child sexual abuse in Anglican church

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