Our election will be a landslide new conservative Christian government.
No gay rights or marriage equality for at least the next 2 terms (6 years).
Australia is full of homophobic, racists.
At the moment, I agree with the bash Australia threads I have seen on DL. We are now the only English speaking country without significant gay rights. WTF?
I am so embarrassed to be Australian.
Sorry and you were right.
The cults attract the weak minded, and the cult makes the weak mind even weaker.
[quote]I am so embarrassed to be Australian.
Just keep the fight going. Be out, be proud, and give the Australian public daily evidence that you are a great person, every bit as deserving of rights and respect as any non-gay Aussie. Hang in there!
We've been there too, OP. Our political climate has been liberalizing in the past 10 years, though - at first slowly, but now faster and faster. Hang in there, and fight the good fight!
OP, you have Rupert Murdoch and his right-wing media to thank for this.
Good luck with the election, OP. I love Australia (and New Zealand) - I always had a fantasy that I would seriously date a man from one of those countries, and then move there.
Now we see the power of a conservative media monopoly. This is why the USA needs to get back the liberal media it lost in the 1980s. So we don't become like Australia, insulted by the Murdochs and Packers forever.
R5 Labor lost, but not as badly as some had feared. Some progressive Australians may fancy moving to New Zealand, where PM John Key has introduced gay marriage and is supportive of action of climate change unlike Abbott. However, just as Rudd ousted Gillard after she ousted him, the more moderate Turnbull, who was ousted by Abbott as Liberal leader, could oust him back if his poll ratings decline