Category Archives: Politics

Marriage Equality videos 3

We may have had a setback but we will marry in Australia, soon!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/maha-online

Rediscover Pride

Are we really Out & Proud, or do we just have our hand out?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/avlxyz

Alex Greenwich About to Make History

Miles Heffernan muses on the significance of former Australian Marriage Equality boss Alex Greenwich’s bid for a seat in the NSW parliament.

Failure to Respond

Journalist Miles Heffernan gives an account of his numerous attempts to contact Ray Mackereth prior to publication, which received no response. Mackereth is welcome to submit a rebuttal to The Stirrer if he wishes.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/opendemocracy

Campaigning on pointless promises

Last night I got home from a solid workout at the gym, cooked myself a healthy dinner and sat down to read my emails.  First cab off the ranks was…

Gay Businessman Claims He Brought Down Queensland AIDS Council

Did Queensland gay businessman Ray Mackereth really bring down QAHC, as he claims, or is he just grandstanding? Miles Heffernan investigates.

Rainbow Report on Obscenity

Tonight we tackle a contentious topic with some contentious guests. What is obscenity? How do you define it? Who defines it? What’s the difference between obscene, for example, and pornographic?…

Richard Bowen http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbowen

Devine Telegraphs Hate

Some of our politicians seem to think that the issue of marriage equality is now settled for some time.  That’s code for “we don’t want to think about this any…

Lars Thomsen http://www.flickr.com/photos/solarflare

Meth & HIV: Another Brick In the Stigma Wall

In this final part of The Stirrer investigation, two eminent experts help explore the crystal meth problem: Dr Rebecca McKetin from the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing at ANU; and Dr Chad Bousman from the Department of Psychiatry from Melbourne University.

Marc Love http://www.flickr.com/photos/marclove/

Marrying For Money

No two ways about it, we lost two major battles for equal marriage, state and federal. But the war goes on. What we need now is to take a leaf out of our US cousins playbook and start building a warchest.