We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Scott Morrison promised to remove the legal capacity for discrimination against LGBTIQ students. But his own hang-ups, and the myth of religious freedom being under threat, means he'll break that commitment.
We asked four LGBTIQ writers what the recommendations of the Ruddock review into religious freedom mean to them.
Scott Morrison has a hang-up about LGBTIQ issues, and it appears to drive his obsession with religious freedom. It's an obsession his government could do without.
Many brands and public figures are draping themselves in rainbow colours and proudly sloganeering for the Yes campaign. However, this is often more part of a cynical marketing campaign than useful solidarity with the LGBTI community.
Conducting the plebiscite through the ABS as a postal vote has a number of worrying consequences. Aside from the challenge to its legality, it may skew the vote in favour of older, more conservative voters, and even, potentially, make voter fraud more likely.
If you wouldn’t uncritically air the views of anti-vaxxers or climate change conspiracists, you should avoid lending credibility to those who would demonise gays or reframe marriage equality as an attack on free speech.