16th December 2014
Café manager shot dead in Sydney siege hailed as hero 54
12:41 PM — The parents of the 34-year-old Lindt café manager who was taken hostage and killed during the 16-hour siege in Sydney have paid tribute to their son.
26th November 2014
Same-sex marriage bill introduced in Australia 4
10:34 AM — A bill to allow same-sex couples to marry has been introduced in Australia by a Liberal Democrat Senator.
20th November 2014
Australian MP comes out as gay, makes case for equal marriage 7
3:17 PM — A senior Australian politician has come out as gay in a moving speech to MPs.
16th October 2014
Australia: New South Wales passes legislation to expunge historical gay sex convictions 9
11:06 AM — Legislation to extinguish convictions for homosexual offences has passed in the New South Wales parliament.
17th May 2014
Australia: New South Wales repeals murder ‘gay panic’ defence law 11
2:22 PM — New South Wales has repealed a law which allowed murderers to get off with a lighter sentence if they claimed a gay victim 'provoked' them into the attack.
2nd April 2014
Australia: High Court orders recognition of ‘non-specific’ gender option 5
9:05 PM — Australia's top court has today ruled that a campaigner should be allowed to legally have a neutral gender, instead of being forced to designate male or female.
12th February 2014
Australia: ‘AIDs scare’ prompts staff to evacuate over 100 passengers from train 8
12:44 PM — A train in Australia was evacuated recently after an intoxicated passenger who was bleeding from the leg claimed he had AIDs.
6th August 2013
Australian activists criticise draft sex education curriculum for failing to mention anti-gay bullying and HIV 5
4:01 PM — A draft national curriculum which fails to include information on challenging homophobic bullying and sexually transmitted infections has been criticised by campaigners in Australia.
30th July 2013
Australian Christian politician says PinkNews writer belongs to ‘Technicolour’ Taliban 45
3:37 PM — The leader of the Christian Democratic Party in the Australian state of New South Wales has criticised two of PinkNews’ contributing writers, accusing one of them of belonging to a "Technicolour" Taliban.
27th July 2013
Australia: New South Wales gets legal go-ahead for equal marriage bill 27
9:55 AM — An Australian parliamentary committee has ruled that the country's federal government does not have sole responsibility for marriage equality laws, paving the way for the state of New South Wales (NSW) to introduce its own same-sex marriage bill.
6th July 2013
Australia: Bill will stop faith schools from expelling students based on sexual orientation 13
7:36 PM — A private members bill will soon be introduced in the New South Wales State Parliament, which would remove the right of religious schools to expel students who come out as gay.
18th April 2013
Openly gay Australian MP: I doubt an equal marriage bill would currently pass in New South Wales 1
2:03 AM — An openly gay MP in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, has said that she is not convinced that an equal marriage bill would currently be able to pass in the state's parliament.
5th April 2013
Sydney: Gay rights campaigner pleads not guilty to police assault charge 4
6:15 PM — A gay rights campaigner has pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting police and resisting arrest at last month's Sydney Mardi Gras.
Australia: Sydney rainbow crossing to be removed for causing road safety hazard 2
12:44 PM — A road crossing in Sydney's gay precinct which was painted in rainbow colours for the city's 35th Mardi Gras celebrations is set to be torn up later this month.
26th March 2013
Australia: Thousands sign petition to keep rainbow pedestrian crossing in Sydney 2
2:03 PM — Over 12,000 people have signed a petition urging the government of New South Wales to keep a rainbow pedestrian crossing which was painted in central Sydney this year to celebrate Mardi Gras.
7th March 2013
Third claim of police brutality at Sydney Mardi Gras after man claims he was stripped naked in drugs search 12
12:18 PM — A man claims he was ordered to strip naked during a drug search in full view of bystanders, amid allegations of police brutality at last month’s Sydney Mardi Gras.
24th September 2012
Australian psychologist says ban gay sex, but no ‘poofter bashing’ 71
4:14 PM — Philip Pocock who is seeking to get elected in New South Wales, Australia has called for gay sex to be outlawed and for the right to discriminate against LGBT citizens.
5th September 2012
Sydney: Christian doctor banned for prescribing chemical castration ‘gay cure’ to teen 58
7:07 PM — An Australian doctor and member of a conservative Christian sect has been banned from practicing medicine after he prescribed a teenager a chemical castration drug for use as a ‘gay cure’.
31st May 2012
Australia: New South Wales Parliament calls on federal government for equal marriage laws 11
2:26 PM — The Upper House of the Parliament in New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, has called on the federal government to allow gay couples to marry and to allow religious bodies to perform ceremonies if they choose.
14th December 2011
Australian lesbians turn down bishop’s offer after school refuses their child 28
12:36 PM — A couple in Australia whose child was rejected from a Catholic school because of their sexuality have been offered a place after intervention by the diocese's bishop, but they have turned down the offer.