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Letter of Congratulations to Margaret Court

This year is the 50th anniversary of Margaret Court’s remarkable achievement of winning all four grand slam tennis titles in the one year, an achievement which is to be celebrated at the Australian Open which begins on 20 January.

Her achievements in tennis are legendary. She won a record 64 Grand Slam tournament titles, including a record 24 singles titles (more than any other man or woman in history), 19 women’s doubles titles and a record 21 mixed doubles titles. She also set the record for most titles won in a single Grand Slam event, with 11 Australian Open wins, a record only surpassed by Rafael Nadal on June 9, 2019 when he won his 12th French Open title. She was the first Australian woman to win Wimbledon (in 1963).

Further, Mrs Court was awarded an MBE in 1967 and an AO in 2007.

She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1979 and into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 1993.

She was ABC Sportsman of the Year in 1963 and 1970.

The Margaret Court Arena at the Melbourne Tennis Centre was named in 2003 in her honour.

In 2006 she was awarded the International Tennis Federation’s highest accolade, the Philippe Chatrier Award.

In 2001 she was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

There is more than enough reason to celebrate Margaret Court’s achievements and she deserves to be an honoured guest at this year’s Australian Open.

Life Dinner 2019 Report

Keep freedom in our religious schools!

CitizenGo petition

Our politicians are being pressured to remove the provisions in the federal Sex Discrimination Act (SDA) that protect faith-based schools and allow them to keep their ethos.

As a response, we have launched a petition on Citizengo.org for:
– protection of faith-based schools to preserve their ethos
– protecting freedom of belief and freedom of religion

Highlights from Dr. Quentin Van Meter’s presentation at the

National Tour 2018 – Melbourne event

Highlights from the launch of Patrick J. Byrne’s book,
Transgender: one shade of grey

Highlights from Dr. Whitehall’s talk at Life Dinner 2018

What is the best treatment to protect the welfare of children and young people with gender dysphoria?

Cross-sex hormones – Harmless or dangerous? – impairment of decision making capacity of the brain.

Puberty blockers 1 – Harmless or dangerous? How they affect the brain and gonads.

Looking to long term health and welfare of children and young people with gender dysphoria – what is in their best interests?

Puberty blockers 2 – Harmless or dangerous? – accelerated ageing of the brain.

Full length videos from recent events

Dr. Quentin Van Meter National Tour 2018 – Melbourne Event

Patrick J. Byrne’s book launched in Melbourne

Dr. John Whitehall speaks at the Life Dinner 2018

TRANSGENDER: one shade of grey

Order Patrick J. Byrne's new book

What happens if a biological man who identifies as a woman can play in women’s sports, access women’s domestic violence shelters and lesbian organisations and, if in jail, women’s prisons? Why are state education departments saying that, if a biological boy identifies as a girl, he must be allowed to use girls’ toilets, showers, change rooms and play in girls’ sports?

Patrick Byrne finds that, the more the term gender identity is examined, the more it becomes uncertain, ambiguous and contradictory and leads into deep legal and cultural conflicts. The more the transgender world view is protected in law, the more people are threatened with legal, professional and cultural sanctions if they insist on recognising the biological fact that human beings are either male or female.

At the same time, the more laws and governments insist on gender-neutral language, gender-neutral toilets and sports in the cause of “diversity”, the more we are treated uniformly, same-same, as one shade of grey.

The author critiques the assumption behind transgender world view, that there is no human nature, raising the question: if there is no common human nature, how can there be universal human rights? This book poses deep and disturbing questions about the effect of gender identity politics on ordinary people and our democracy.

TRANSGENDER: one shade of grey is a masterful critique of the transgender revolution and why the biological fact of male and female needs to be restored into law.

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