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Christian Schools Australia say religious protections should be retained

Christian Schools Australia say religious protections should be retained

An national fellowship of Christian Schools are asking for no changes to be made to legal exemptions that allow faith-based schools to discriminate based on sexuality, following the removal of a gay teacher from a Perth college. The West Australian have reported that Christian Schools Australia have written to Attorney General John Quigley and Education Minister […]

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Malcolm Turnbull disagrees with Kevin Andrews views on discrimination

Malcolm Turnbull disagrees with Kevin Andrews views on discrimination

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described former Minister Kevin Andrews comments endorsing discrimination as “extraordinary”. Following today’s decisive win by the ‘Yes’ campaign on the issue of marriage equality, Andrews told Sky News that he was in favour of introducing laws that allowed people to discriminate on the basis on sexuality and religion. Andrews told […]

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PrideFEAST to discuss why businesses should embrace LGBTI employees

PrideFEAST to discuss why businesses should embrace LGBTI employees

PrideFEAST on Thursday morning will discuss how employers can benefit from being supportive of LGBTI employees. Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people still worry that their sexuality at work will have negative consequences. What can businesses do to support LGBT employees? On Thursday morning a business forum will meet over breakfast and discuss the […]

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LGBTI advocates call for no discrimination to be created via marriage bills

LGBTI advocates call for no discrimination to be created via marriage bills

Several high-profile LGBTI equality advocates have written to all federal members asking that no extra provisions allowing discrimination be included in the Marriage Act in return for the right of same-sex couples to marry. The letter comes as Senator James Paterson unveils a marriage amendment bill that will override state anti-discrimination laws so that same-sex […]

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ACL boss Lyle Shelton argues that religious beliefs need to be respected

ACL boss Lyle Shelton argues that religious beliefs need to be respected

Lyle Shelton, the Executive Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, has said he would have no problem with a law which allowed people to discriminate against others because of their religious beliefs. In a fiery debate with long term LGBTI rights activist Rodney Croome, Shelton put forward the Coalition for Marriage’s view about religious protections […]

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Renewed calls for WA to update anti-discrimination laws

Renewed calls for WA to update anti-discrimination laws

Advocates for Western Australia’s LGBT community have launched a campaign to repeal the last piece of anti-homosexual legislation under State law. They are calling on the McGowan Government to close a loophole in the State’s Equal Opportunity Act which allows private schools to sack LGBTI teachers, expel LGBTI students and refuse to enrol children from […]

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Coalition for Marriage won’t take legal action against venues

Coalition for Marriage won’t take legal action against venues

The Coalition for Marriage have announced that they won’t take legal action against Tasmanian venues who refused to host their seminar. The ‘No’ campaign had difficulty in Tasmania this week after several venues turned down their booking to host a forum. One of the venue’s was Tasmania’s Wrest Point Casino, who cited security concerns, while […]

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Health Minister will look at legislation around “gay conversion therapy”

Health Minister will look at legislation around “gay conversion therapy”

Health Minister Roger Cook has told Triple J’s Hack program that he will review Western Australia’s laws to see if there is a need for legislation to protect people from so-called ‘gay conversion therapy’. Gay conversion therapy, or reparative therapy, is courses or counselling methodologies that claim they can alter a person’s sexuality, usually involving a desire […]

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Teen files discrimination claim against marriage postal survey

Teen files discrimination claim against marriage postal survey

A 17-year  old Victorian school boy has lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission arguing that he is being discriminated against because while on the electoral roll, he will not get to participate in the government’s upcoming marriage survey. The Guardian has reported that Cameron Warasta has lodged the complain that could quickly escalate to being […]

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It’s incredibly offensive to erase the history of LGBTI Australians

It’s incredibly offensive to erase the history of LGBTI Australians

OPINION Forget what you know about the history of LGBTI rights in Australia, and discount a large chunk of your own lived experience. If you read the latest piece from News Corp’s Des Houghton, it can simply be brushed away. Less than a week ago, the government announced it’s plan for a $122 million postal […]

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