Lesbian and Gay

Mr Abbott and the Culture Wars I: Marriage equality

Mr Abbott and the Culture Wars I: Marriage equality

The ACT government has introduced legislation into the territory’s Assembly to provide for same sex marriage. Unsurprisingly, when not distracted by plans to Defend Freedom and re-introduce the title of QC, Attorney-General George Brandis QC has been asked by Tony […]

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

I promised when LP was revived that I would write a post on the crisis in the Catholic Church. I’d intended to do that during the Conclave, but like everyone else, I am surprised that the election of the new […]

LNP votes against consideration of Civil Unions Bill

LNP votes against consideration of Civil Unions Bill

Everything, it seems, is a “distraction” for Campbell Newman’s LNP. The latest series of revelations of their ad hoc and unprofessional candidate selection process, and the oddballs and misogynists it throws up, is a “distraction”, says Newman. Now Jeff Seeney, […]

“Heart of the nation”: democracy is a bad thing

“Heart of the nation”: democracy is a bad thing

Elsewhere: Pure Poison, Grog’s Gamut, Loon Pond. Previously on LP: Discussion of Bob Brown’s Territories Bill which is wrongly alleged to be a sneaky way to establish same sex marriage.