Or as Pauline Pantsdown writes, "was given international flights by a group that directly supports the criminalisation and incarceration of LGBTI people."
What a slimebag.
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Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce is being urged to reprimand one of his MPs who equated same-sex relationships with randy rams.
Member for Mallee Andrew Broad made the analogy in an interview with local newspaper, Sunraysia Daily, published in the February 6 edition.
After defending the Federal Government’s plan to put the same-sex marriage issue to a plebiscite, Mr Broad said that he would not call a relationship between a homosexual couple a marriage.
“I think a bicycle is not a tricycle, and relationships can have different names,” Mr Broad said.
“I can put the rams in a paddock and they might mount one another, but no lambs will come out.”
His comments have angered Greens senator Robert Simms, who has called on Mr Joyce to step in over the issue.
Senator Simms, one of the few openly gay politicians in Australia, said this could be the new leader’s first test.
“It’s first day in the job — he should come out and call his member into line,” Mr Simms said.
“He needs to ensure that his members of parliament conduct themselves in a respectful and appropriate way. Really, he should step in.”
Mr Simms said he had concerns that similar comments could be made in the lead-up to a plebiscite on same-sex marriage, citing concerns over a potential “mother of all hate campaigns”.
He called on Mr Broad to apologise and withdraw the comments. The New Daily
Refugee Action Collective’s Mark Gillespie previously said Asha’s parents were terrified at the prospect of being returned to Nauru.
Doctors for Refugees spokesman Richard Kidd today said the doctors and nurses involved were distressed by the situation.
“There’s overwhelming evidence that babies and children being put into detention does them great harm,” he said.
“So for doctors and nurses we just can’t send children from hospital into a place where we know they’re going to be harmed.”
Queensland Lawyers for Human Rights spokesman Benedict Coyne said the Government should intervene.
“Clearly there’s a loud message from the Australian public and the community and it’s really up to the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Immigration Minister [Peter] Dutton to open their ears, eyes and their hearts to this message that Australian people want clear and concerted efforts to change the border protection policy,” Mr Coyne said.
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young praised the actions of doctors and nurses involved in the case.
“Of course they risk their own careers in this because the Government doesn’t like anyone speaking out of turn on this issue,” she said.
“Doctors and nurses involved in the care of this child are risking two years jail for standing up for the rights and for the medical profession to be able to stand by their ethics.” The New Daily
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The two men embraced, kissing each other twice on the cheeks and clasping hands before taking seats. “Now things are easier,” Kirill said. Francis responded, “It is clear now that this is the will of God.” New York Times
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He claimed that his grievances were not met, complaining that his income taxes were funding legal abortion.
“I’m thinking that the American people need to know, that when they’re trampling on your rights this much, sometimes it’s better to die,” Fry said. “I declare war.”
He complained that he was not allowed to legally smoke marijuana in his home state of Ohio but didn’t have money to move to a state where it was legal.
“As a citizen of the Constitution, I declare war against the federal government right now,” he said.
The 27-year-old Fry said he would defend himself if fired upon, and he told two right-wing supporters during a phone call streamed live online that he had a gun to his head and would use it.
He finally walked out, after intense pleas from Florida attorney Krisann Hall and Washington activist Gavin Seim to surrender peacefully.
Fry asked FBI agents to yell hallelujah when he walked out of a building, and they complied — and he surrendered. Raw Story
Mr Robert previously said he travelled to China in a personal capacity and not as a Government representative. He said he was confident he did not act inappropriately.
The ABC has also been told Mr Robert has routinely used his ministerial office for fundraising events.
His response to questions about it was that he uses his office for parliamentary business.
Yesterday the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) says Chinese officials believed they were meeting Mr Robert in an official capacity when he travelled to Beijing last year.
Labor senator Penny Wong pressed DFAT head Peter Varghese about the trip during Senate estimates.
Senator Wong asked whether it was appropriate that a minister "rock up to one of these meetings" without informing the department first.
Mr Varghese said they were questions of judgement for the Minister.
Senator Wong also pressed the matter with Graham Fletcher, First Assistant Secretary of the North Asia Division.
"It's plain that the company and the Chinese Government thought they were dealing with Mr Robert in his ministerial capacity?" she said.
Mr Fletcher responded: "Yes". ABC
|Pirates give the finger to evil overseas corporations. Pirates unite!|
The copyright holders of Dallas Buyers Club will drop legal proceedings against ISP iiNet and its customers over illegal downloading of the movie, bringing an end to the nearly two year battle.
The law firm representing DBC LLC, Marque Lawyers confirmed late yesterday that they would not be making any further applications after its last bid in December was blocked.
The firm said that there was simply nothing that could be done to get the outcome they sought, so there was no point in proceeding.
After initially finding in favour of the movie owners, but with a stringent set of conditions, Justice Nye Perram of the Federal Court dismissed the Dallas Buyers Club LLC case against iiNet entirely late last year. DBC LLC had until February 16 to appeal, in a now landmark ruling on movie piracy in Australia.
DBC LLC was attempting to get the names and details of nearly 5000 iiNet account holders it accused of illegally sharing the film, hoping to recoup some of the piracy costs.
Dallas Buyers Club LLC was originally granted access in April to the 4726 iiNet account holders who allegedly shared the film over torrent networks.
However Justice Perram put a stay on the order until the studio satisfied him on the details of how they would communicate the alleged infringement to account holders.
He was concerned was a tactic known as speculative invoicing, where the company issues a demand for a sum of money that is often much more than they are actually owed and threaten legal action if the money isn’t paid. The alleged offender usually has no idea what they owe and pay the money to avoid legal costs. Business Insider