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Alan Jones retires over health concerns

by Mike Hitch Australia’s most influential radio broadcaster and infamous shock-jock, Alan Jones will retire from 2GB at the end of May after doctors advised him his workload was “detrimental” to his health. 79-year-old Jones announced his retirement on Tuesday 12 May during his radio show on Sydney’s 2GB and Brisbane’s 4BC to millions of […]

Rogue politicians released

By JAMES HARRISON In the past week the public have learned that two disgraced former Australian MP’s are eligible for release from custody and an ex-Prime Minister visited a convicted paedophile in gaol. Milton Orkopoulos, former Aboriginal affairs minister, who was sentenced a minimum of nine years and three months in gaol for child sex […]

Same-Sex Bill’s second birthday

By JAMES HARRISON December 7th marks the second anniversary of Australia’s Same Sex Marriage Bill. The 2017 bill followed a two-month long plebiscite, costing $122 million and achieving a 61.6% ‘yes’ vote, leading to amendments in the Marriage Act. With such a long and controversial campaign period behind the Australian people, the question left is […]

Sign doubt signed out

By ALEC SMART Danny Lim, the 75-year-old Chinese man renowned for wearing cheeky sandwich-board style signs at prominent traffic junctions around Sydney, has had his conviction and $500 fine for offensive conduct overturned by an Appeal Court. Lim, a veteran peace and environmental campaigner who displays slogans - often risqué and involving cheeky word-play - […]

Time of the signs

BY ALEC SMART Danny Lim is about to learn whether a sign he displayed at a protest, deemed ‘offensive’ to the police who arrested him, will get him into further hot water or be dismissed as a risqué prank. Either way, it will garner Lim more publicity, which is beneficial to the veteran peace campaigner. […]

Hateful sprays against gays

BY ALEC SMART In the wake of the national Same-Sex Marriage plebiscite results, which on 15 November revealed 61.6 per cent of Australians had voted ‘Yes’ to allow same-sex couples to marry, two ‘gay-friendly’ wall murals in Sydney’s inner-west were vandalised. A mural on a pub’s exterior wall celebrating the same-sex marriage ‘Yes’ vote, and […]

Freebies for same-sex couples, pending equality

BY ALEX EUGENE The City of Sydney has made it clear they are optimistic about the outcome of the same-sex marriage postal vote, after locking in a major freebie for gay couples in lieu of their legal ability to wed. Last week the council’s only Labor councillor, Linda Scott successfully moved a motion that would […]