Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey

Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is conducting the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.

To participate in the survey you need to be correctly enrolled by 24 August 2017.

If you have an enrolment enquiry, call the ABS on 1800 572 113 from 8am to 8pm local time seven days a week. An operator will be able to confirm your enrolment and your postal address for you over the phone.

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Mr GayNor had no chance of leave being granted – Looses AGAIN

Far-right campaigner Bernard Gaynor fails to overturn dismissal from army

Iraq war veteran-turned-reservist sacked from Australian defence force after saying he did not want gay people teaching his children

  Australian Associated Press – Friday 18 August 2017 
Bernard Gaynor says Australian Defence Force is ‘marching to the beat of a very political tune, drummed up by those who demand gay marriage’.
 Bernard Gaynor says Australian Defence Force is ‘marching to the beat of a very political tune, drummed up by those who demand gay marriage’. Photograph: Richard Wainwright, STR/AAP

Far-right campaigner Bernard Gaynor has lost his bid to overturn his dismissal from the Australian defence force.

Gaynor won a case against the ADF in 2015, claiming that sacking him in 2013 for publicly criticising policies aimed at reducing discrimination towards women and homosexuals had breached his right to free speech.

But the federal court later ruled the ADF was within its rights to sack the former major and Iraq war veteran-turned-reservist.

During a complex hearing at the high court in Brisbane on Friday, justices Anthony Keane and James Edelman were told the appeal against the chief of defence force’s decision hinged, in part, on military regulations about the suitability of officers to serve.

Those included following orders and official ADF policy, which prohibits its members from making political statements.

Gaynor had argued he was not in uniform, on base or assignment when he made the comments and as a reservist had a different status to a regular officer.

The high court justices, however, said that sufficient grounds to establish special leave to appeal the federal court ruling had not been made out and dismissed the appeal.

Gaynor had been sacked after saying he did not want gay people teaching his children, and engaged in a public stoush with high-profile transgender army officer Cate McGregor.

“The supposedly apolitical ADF is now marching to the beat of a very political tune, drummed up by those who demand gay marriage and take pleasure in ridiculing Christianity,” Gaynor said in a statement in 2015.

Gaynor was also dumped as a Queensland Senate candidate for Katter’s Australia party over his comments, and was recently affiliated with the anti-Islam Australian Liberty Alliance party.

GayNor – “ Is in favour of homosexuality being made illegal in Australia and should have Russian styled laws that make it illegal to show or speak about homosexuality in public”

Australian Liberty Alliance

Australia’s newest political party, Australian Liberty Alliance, was launched today in Perth. The party has named their first three candidates for the Australian federal senate.

The launch of the party saw vocal protesters attending it’s media announcement which was held outside the Western Australian state parliament. The right wing party invited controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders to visit Australia for their first events.

Wilders, a politician from The Netherlands is a opponent of Islam and campaigns against allowing Muslim people to immigrate and argues that new Mosques should be banned.

The party’s first candidates are anti-halal certification campaigner Kirralie Smith, President of the Q-Society Debbie Robinson and conservative commentator Bernard Gaynor. Smith plans to run in NSW, while Gaynor hails from Queensland, Robinson will run for the senate in Western Australia.

Gaynor, a former Army officer, had his commission terminated by the Army for his outspoken views on Islam and the LGBTIQ community. Gaynor previously ran for public office as a representative of the Katter Party but was asked to resign after he said that parents had a right to know if their teachers were gay. Later Gaynor served as the state secretary of Family First in Queensland.

The Australian Liberty Alliance has published it’s policies in relation to LGBTIQ+ people. The political party said they respect that some Australians choose to live in same sex relationship and that they would combat negative stereotyping and mitigate financial disadvantages for homosexual couples where they still exist.

The party is opposed to marriage equality, stating that they support natural families. On their website the group states the right of children to grow up in a natural family must remain protected and “alternative sexual orientations” shall not be actively promoted in schools and public institutions.

When OUTinPerth interviewed Bernard Gaynor in 2014 he told us that he does not recognise transgender people and for him the term ‘homosexual’ applies to all people who are not heterosexual.

Gaynor said he was in favour of homosexuality being made illegal and that Australia should have Russian styled laws that make it illegal to show or speak about homosexuality in public.

OIP Staff

 

 

Published by Out In Perth