The Informer

The Informer

The Informer is a national weekly queer news update covering the latest news and information in a rapidly changing time from Australia’s only LGBTIQA+ radio station, JOY 94.9

Episodes

– NSW has a new premier in Dominic Perrottet. A self-declared social conservative, he has previously expressed opposition to marriage equality, abortion, and support for Donald Trump. Is social progress under threat? We investigate.

– Victorian Parliament has passed reforms on Assisted Reproductive Treatments. We speak with the Vic. Pride Lobby about how the reforms benefit rainbow families, but also how they didn’t go far enough.

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– A petition calling for gender-affirming surgery to be covered amassed over 100,000 in a matter of days. Currently, the surgery isn’t covered and is extremely expensive. We speak with Sally Goldner from Transgender Victoria about what impact Medicare coverage could have.

– The EU has been applying pressure to Polish province governments over ‘LGBT-Free Zone’ ordinances that have been passed by many provinces since 2019. With th...

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– Despite Victoria leading the country with many LGBTQIA+ reforms, the parliament has one of the lowest numbers of out LGBTQIA+ people. A new campaign launched by the Vic Pride Lobby seeks to change that. We speak to Vic’s first and only elected out lesbian Harriet Shing about what needs to be done to increase representation.

– Covid has led to lengthy delays in gender-affirming surgery. We find out what impact the delays ...

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– Vic Gov announces it will follow through on its promise to ban workplace discrimination of LGBTQI teachers in independent religious schools. We speak to the Vic Pride Lobby, Independent Education Union, and a queer teacher in a religious school about discrimination allowed under current laws.

– The Federal Government is considering introducing a community sponsorship refugee program, similar to programs in Canada and New Zeala...

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– NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham headed a parliamentary committee to assess the anti-trans education bill that he had introduced into parliament himself. We speak with Greens MP David Shoebridge, Equality Australia and Teddy Cook about these concerning developments.

– Manchester Pride has come under significant community criticism for corporatisation and ceasing funding for LGBT support services. We speak to the organisers of a...

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– Vic Gov to broaden anti-vilification laws to include sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and HIV status. We speak with Vic Pride Lobby about how the reforms came about and what their impact will be.

– Prominent trans-woman in Cameroon violently attacked after being sentenced to five years jail under draconian anti-homosexuality laws. We speak to human rights advocates in Cameroon about the situation for sexual ...

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– Drug trials for a HIV cure are about to begin in Victoria. We speak with a lead researcher of the trial, along with Thorne Harbour Health and Living Positive Victoria about the impact a cure could have on affected people.

– Grindr has revolutionised how many queer people meet globally, allowing people to explore their sexuality discreetly, easily meet queer locals while traveling, make new friends, and of course, find sex. But i...

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– With Afghanistan under Taliban control once more, we hear from the Afghan Australian Women’s Association & Prof. Sha-ahram Akifahrzadeh about what it could mean for human rights in the country.

– Dennis Altman gives his views on the Australian Government’s refusal to take in extra refugees, given the humanitarian crisis and Australia’s involvement in the war.

– OnlyFans, an online platform popular with independent sex worker...

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– Victoria is set to decriminalise sex work after years of campaigning by advocates. We speak to Fiona Patten MP who led the legislative review about why it’s taken so long for progress on law reform, and Jules Kim, CEO of Aus. Sex Workers Assoc. Scarlett Alliance, about what impact decriminalisation will have for sex workers.

– Covid stay-at-home orders keep the community safe from Covid, but what if home isn’t a safe place? New ...

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– Germany has some of the toughest anti-hate speech laws in the world and they were tested for the first time in the country’s highest court after Facebook removed several posts deemed hateful. While the laws make it easier to challenge and remove online hate speech, the laws have caused some concern for civil rights observers, with potential for them to be misused to stifle political dissent.

– Indonesia has one of the fastest gr...

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The Tokyo Olympics has seen a record number of out Olympians. We look at how rising visibility at elite levels can have a positive impact, and where more work needs...

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More and more people are identifying as non-binary and gender diverse. We investigate the rise in the reported statistic | The Vic. Pride Lobby ran a campaign during last year’s local government elections calling...

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On this week’s show, we talk about a recurring question regarding trans access to toilets coming from an elected councillor. We ask why data on LGBTQIA+ demographics isn’t being collected in this year’s census. And we look at...

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Tbilisi Pride March organisers violently attacked. We hear first-hand from the activists in Georgia about the struggle for LGBTQIA+ rights in the country | The Vic. Pride Centre was opened...

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July 8, 2021 26 min

New research on the intersectional experiences of Indigenous LGBTQIA+ people, why new anti-LGBT laws have been passed in Hungary, and the University of Melbourne navigates the line between academic freedom...

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July 2, 2021 24 min

Pride or Profit? Do companies really support LGBTQIA+ causes or are they merely chasing the Rainbow dollar? The Federal Coalition is set to reintroduce its contentious Religious Freedoms legislation. What impact could it have on LGBTQIA+ people? And will the big-spending...

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  The Informer is back for 2021! In the first episode, we cover Mark Latham’s anti-trans bill before NSW parliament, and what it could mean for trans-kids; how the findings...

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November 24, 2020 33 min

Emily Johnson investigates why gay asylum seeker has spent the last eight years in an Australian detention centre. #freeali The LGBT community faces one of the highest suicide rates in...

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November 24, 2020 27 min

Biden is in and Trump is out. Joe Biden is the new president of America.  Celebrate the history, culture and achievements of the traditional landowners of Australia with us for...

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November 24, 2020 59 min

Gavin Height provides a live report from the Saturday protests in Perth over the transphobic comments made by the Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas. Voting has now closed for the US...

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