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Arrest in Scott Johnson Murder Investigation

Arrest in Scott Johnson Murder Investigation

ABC News has reported that a man has been arrested over the 1988 murder of Scott Johnson in Sydney. The arrest comes more than 32 years after Scott’s body was found at Sydney’s North Head. Without the passion of his brother Steve this case would have remained as a suicide. It is sad it took […]

Homeless now living in Hotels

Homeless now living in Hotels

While Covid-19 has caused most people a lot of pain there are a few upsides. One of the most obvious is the reduction in pollution. In Sydney, one exciting development is that homeless people are now been housed in 3 to 5-star hotels so they can social isolate. ABC Background Briefing has a good podcast […]

Fatum, Genix, Jaytech and Judah “We’re All In This Together” (Above & Beyond Respray) Official Video

In my inbox this morning from Above & Beyond. We’re all in this together It’s something we’ve been hearing so often this past month: “we’re all in this together”. These are powerful words for our time. They are a reminder that we all have a role to play, whether you’re a key worker or isolating […]

NSW Police Former Superintendent Hardman was homophobic

NSW Police Former Superintendent Hardman was homophobic

It took 4 years but finally in 2019 The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) ruled Christopher Sheehy, Steven Rapisarda, Shane Housego and Christian McDonald were “presumed to be engaged in drug use by reason of their homosexuality”. The men claim the 2015 investigation stemmed from a “homophobic culture” fostered by senior management, including Commander […]

Bohemian Beatfreaks 2018 versus Police

Bohemian Beatfreaks 2018 versus Police

NSW Police are continuing to take a hard line approach with all musical events with the Bohemian Besfreask the latest event told it can’t proceed due to safety concerns. The festival is in its 4th year in the same location and the police on 26 October is when the police seemed to decide the event […]

Why Compulsory Sex Offender Registers are bad law

Politicians and right wing commentators and “family” protection groups are always making calls for compulsory sex offender registers. They always want no exemptions and they don’t trust the legal system to actually do the correct thing. A recent case in Melbourne involving 4 photos sent to an 18 year old from teenage friends as a […]

Where is the news coverage of the Copenhagen bomb attack?

It was really sad to hear about the bomb attacks at the Out Games in Copenhagen. Fortunately no one was killed but people were injured. What however was disturbing was the lack of mainstream news coverage of this event. A simple google news search showed 127 arctles of which shows besides the BBC and AP […]

Stonewall 40 years on

Stonewall 40 years on

Queers for Justice recent article Stonewall 40th and Pride Unveil NYC’s Shameful Priorities – highlights how there has always been a inherent tension in the queer communities. The article discusses New York city spending money targetting gay tourists to New York but not providing funds to the poor and working-class queers. This isn’t surprising and […]

India throws off imperial shackles at last – gay sex declared legal

Finally India is throwing off the last vestiges of British imperialism with the Dehli High Court ruling that homosexual sex between adults is legal. The High Court has ruled that the 1861 Bristish law which made illegal “sex against the order of nature,” which had been widely interpreted to mean homosexual sex in India, does […]

Moving House

Wondering why QNA and the blog died the day it started. Well our landlord hadn’t paid his mortgage so we ended up been forced to move. Fortunately within a week we had moved but way to much chaos. The bad news is we are still waiting for the bond form to be signed by the […]