4th December 2013
Australia: ACT equal marriage law could be struck down five days after taking effect 9
6:56 PM — Just five days after the Australian Capital Territory's new equal marriage law comes into effect, it could be deemed unconstitutional in a High Court ruling.
Anonymous donor pledges to match AUD$20,000 in donations to Australian Marriage Equality 1
2:00 PM — An anonymous donor has pledged to match the next AUD$20,000 (£11,000) in donations to Australian Marriage Equality (AME).
2nd December 2013
Australia: ACT to defend new equal marriage law in imminent High Court hearing 2
8:08 PM — The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will be forced to defend its newly implemented equal marriage law starting Tuesday as the country's High Court will hear a legal challenge to it.
23rd November 2013
Tony Abbott: It is ‘more than appropriate’ for the Governor General to back equal marriage 8
3:15 PM — Australian PM Tony Abbott has weighed in on the Governor General's remarks in favour of equal marriage to say they are "more than appropriate".
22nd November 2013
Australia: Governor General comes out in support of equal marriage 2
1:10 PM — The Australian Governor General this week indicated her support for equal marriage.
14th November 2013
Australia: New South Wales equal marriage efforts fail as bill is narrowly defeated 10
11:08 AM — A bill to legalise same-sex marriage in the Australian state of New South Wales has failed in a narrow vote of 19 to 21.
4th November 2013
December date set for High Court challenge of Australian Capital Territory’s equal marriage law 6
11:08 AM — A legal challenge against the Australian Capital Territory’s same-sex marriage law will be heard in the country’s High Court less than a week before the first weddings are due to take place.
2nd November 2013
Australia: Boxer criticised for suggesting people from Aboriginal origin can’t be gay 28
5:28 PM — A boxer in Australia has found himself at the receiving end of criticism as he made comments on Facebook which suggested that Aboriginal culture and homosexuality are mutually exclusive.
Poll: Two-thirds of NSW voters do not support law to allow private schools to discriminate against gay students 7
2:38 PM — A poll has found that two-thirds of residents of New South Wales do not support current laws which allow private schools to discriminate against LGBT students, and a large majority were not aware of the law.
29th October 2013
Australia: Tasmania equal marriage efforts fail again as bill is narrowly defeated 4
1:13 PM — Equal marriage efforts in Tasmania have failed for a second time, as an attempt to reintroduce a bill to allow same-sex marriages failed in the state's upper house.
26th October 2013
Australia: Health Alliance pubicly supports the 13th annual Intersex Awareness Day 3
1:35 PM — The National LGBTI Health Aliiance of Australia has publicly shown its support for Intersex Awareness Day (26th October), which sees intersex activists across the world raise awerness on important issues affecting intersex people.
23rd October 2013
Australian PM Tony Abbott warns gay couples against marrying in the ACT 28
12:26 PM — Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned anyone planning to marry under a new regional same-sex marriage law to wait for legal action to conclude.
22nd October 2013
Australian Capital Territory legalises equal marriage 11
9:32 AM — The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has become Australia's first state to introduce marriage rights for same-sex couples.
21st October 2013
Australia: ACT equal marriage bill to be altered in face of high court challenge by government 9
6:12 PM — The equal marriage bill for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is to be altered in order to protect it against a High Court challenge by the Australian federal government.
Lesbian sister of Australia’s anti-equal marriage Prime Minister proposes to partner 4
2:40 PM — Christine Forster, the sister of Australia's Prime Minister, has revealed that she has proposed to her partner Virginia Edwards.
Australia: HIV infection rate for gay men at record high 9
10:56 AM — New figures show that a record number of gay and bisexual men were diagnosed with HIV last year in Australia.
14th October 2013
Australian airline apologises for ‘I am gay’ sticker on passenger’s luggage 15
1:23 PM — Australian budget airline Jetstar has apologised to a passenger who pulled his suitcase from a baggage carousel to find the message "I am gay" written on it with stickers.
11th October 2013
Tony Abbott hints at allowing Australian MPs a conscience vote on equal marriage 5
11:50 AM — Australia’s Prime Minister is keeping his options open on giving MPs a potential conscience vote on equal marriage - although Tony Abbott remains opposed to the reform.
10th October 2013
DJ claims she is ‘scorned ex-lover’ of X-Factor judge and singer Demi Lovato
5:40 PM — An Australian radio DJ has taken to Twitter and Instagram to claim that she had a fling with US singer songwriter Demi Demi Lovato.
Australia’s federal government to challenge ACT’s equal marriage law 7
12:01 PM — Australia’s federal government plans to challenge the Australian Capital Territory’s same-sex marriage law in the High court.