15th January 2013
Australia to keep anti-gay discrimination to protect ‘freedom’ of religious groups 47
6:24 PM — Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has reportedly given her word to religious groups that they will have the “freedom” under a new rights bill, to discriminate against gay people, and other people deemed sinners.
11th January 2013
Facebook post on anonymous Australian confession page boasts of anti-gay assaults 10
3:20 PM — An Australian Facebook page for anonymous confessions posted the story of a man who said he committed hate crimes, including assaults and robberies, by pretending to be gay.
3rd January 2013
Rainbow road in Oz likely to get go-ahead 6
12:48 PM — A rainbow pedestrian crossing is likely to be approved for Oxford Street in Sydney. The proposal came from Lord Mayor Clover Moore, who wishes to mark the 35th anniversary of Mardi Gras.
20th December 2012
Campaigners: Same-sex marriage in Spain of Australian government minister must spur on marriage equality 7
2:11 PM — Equal marriage campaigners in Australia have said that the marriage in Spain by a gay government minister to his long term partner shows how pressing the need for a change in the law is.
19th December 2012
Pam Ann: “Julia Gillard is like a ginger lesbian Harry Potter lookalike” 13
5:40 PM — Pam Ann, the air hostess alter-ego of Australian comedienne Caroline Reid, has taken time out from jetting across the skies to do a quick Q&A with PinkNews.co.uk – and she doesn’t have kind words for Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Australian gay politician travels to Spain in order to marry partner 13
4:42 PM — A gay Australian politician and his partner were married in Spain on Wednesday after flying halfway around the world to skirt Australia’s laws banning marriage equality.
26th November 2012
Australia: A thousand people rally for marriage equality in Sydney 5
10:33 AM — A thousand people turned up to rally for equal marriage rights on Sunday afternoon in Sydney, in a bid to urge the government to legalise same-sex marriage.
21st November 2012
Interview: Matthew Mitcham on addiction, depression and ‘openly gay’ Olympic Gold. 12
10:33 AM — Laurence Watts talks to Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham, one of the world’s most high-profile gay sports stars, in an interview for PinkNews.co.uk
20th November 2012
Australian campaigners hope new law can help in equal marriage fight 5
11:48 AM — Marriage equality advocates in Australia have welcomed a new draft national anti-discrimination law.
1st November 2012
Ian Thorpe: I can do nothing more about the gay rumours 36
2:09 PM — Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe has claimed that people are "obsessed" with his sexuality, despite once again stating that he is not gay.
11th October 2012
Sydney to host gay rugby cup in 2014
7:37 PM — Sydney has won its bid to host the 2014 Bingham Cup, the world's top gay rugby tournament.
9th October 2012
Australia: Speaker Peter Slipper quits amid sex scandal
8:46 PM — Australia’s parliamentary Speaker Peter Slipper has resigned after text messages showed he had used sexist and vulgar language in an exchange with a gay former staffer, who is suing him for sexual harassment.
2nd October 2012
Sydney: Death of gay man ‘possible’ hate crime
11:09 AM — Police in the Australian city of Sydney are treating the death of a gay man in an apartment fire as “suspicious”.
1st October 2012
George Michael cancels tour over ‘anxiety’ fears 8
12:42 AM — In a statement on his website, the pop star said the cancellation of nine concerts "breaks my heart".
27th September 2012
Australia: Defeat for equal marriage bill in Tasmania 22
9:57 AM — Tasmania's same-sex marriage bill has failed to pass the Legislative Council after a key member indicated he would vote against it.
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.
20th September 2012
Australian Senate follows second chamber in defeating equal marriage 26
10:09 AM — A vote on a bill that would have introduced equal marriage rights for same-sex couples has been defeated in the Australian Senate.
19th September 2012
Australian politician, who linked bestiality with equal marriage, to attend UK Conservative event 23
6:08 PM — Australian Senator Cory Bernardi, who was sacked as an aide to the country's opposition leader after linking equal marriage to bestiality, is due to attend a conference of young Conservatives in Oxford this weekend.
Australian senator resigns after comparing equal marriage to bestiality 25
2:55 PM — An Australian senator has resigned from the opposition's frontbench after he said that allowing same-sex couples to marry could lead to sanctioning polygamy and even bestiality.
Australia votes against legalising equal marriage 51
9:58 AM — Lawmakers in the Australian Parliament have overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would have introduced equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.