Politics

Transcript: Hon. Penny Wong speech at ANU Canberra

Hon. Penny Wong

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SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE

SHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT

SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

SPEECH

21 June 2016

28TH ANNUAL LIONEL MURPHY MEMORIAL LECTURE

 

Time for change

In Australia, we can achieve marriage equality by rewriting a few dozen words in the Marriage Act.

We don’t need a referendum, a plebiscite or a contest in our highest court – what we need is political leadership.

The sort of political leadership Lionel Murphy was prepared to show on law reform when it mattered.

Support for marriage

Speech by The Hon Penny Wong on the occasion of the 28th Annual Lionel Murphy Memorial Lecture

 Transcript from a speech made by the Hon. Penny Wong, which focusses on discrimination against LGBTI Australians

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SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE

SHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT

SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

SPEECH

21 June 2016

28TH ANNUAL LIONEL MURPHY MEMORIAL LECTURE

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

CANBERRA

I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and pay my respects to elders past and present.

Thank you to Professor Paul Dietze and the trustees of the Lionel Murphy Foundation for inviting me to deliver this lecture.

MIGHT IS NOT RIGHT – RACISM, TRUMPISM, MISOGYNY OUT

Dr Jocelynne Scutt

Speech given at the Say No to Racism Rally and march in Cambridge January 21 2017.

 

MIGHT IS NOT RIGHT – RACISM, TRUMPISM, MISOGYNY OUT

 

Might is not right. Yet the abuse of might, and the assertion that might is right, is what stands before us today.

All over the world, the notion that abuse, racist epithets, misogynistic expression and conduct, the despising of ethnic minorities, the deriding of persons with a disability, the disparaging of anyone who is perceived to be ‘different’ is on the rise. This notion underpins the worst ravages of humanity …

Glad To Be Gay: The Struggle for Legal Equality

 

LSE Library’s spring exhibition is Glad to be gay: the struggle for legal equality. It marks the pivotal piece of legislation, the Sexual Offences Act, and uses unique material from the Hall-Carpenter Archives and the Women’s Library collection to consider the difficult legal struggle by gay people to achieve equality over the last half century.  

This exhibition follows the LGBT story from the ‘hidden’ years when homosexuality was a taboo subject, to the passing of the Sexual Offences Act in 1967 highlighting key items from this campaign, to the emergence of gay liberation in the 1970s when the

2016: a very bad year for women

 woman-and-flagOriginally published in The Conversation, December 23, 2016 8.35 pm AEDT

2016: a very bad year for women

 

Author Julie Gottlieb

Reader in Modern History, University of Sheffield

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On balance, 2016 was a year of highs and lows for women. The lows, however, have been of the “how-low-can-you-go” …