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Georgie Stone nominated for Human Rights Award

Georgie Stone nominated for Human Rights Award

Victorian teenager Georgie Stone is among five nominees for the Australian Human Rights Commission’s 2017 Young People’s Medal. Stone has been an advocate for transgender rights, particularly in the area of younger trans people. Stone has been leading a campaign to allow people to begin transitioning gender without having to gain the permission of the […]

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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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Rosalind Croucher named as new head of the Human Rights Commission

Rosalind Croucher named as new head of the Human Rights Commission

Attorney General George Brandis has announced that Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher will be the new head of the Australian Human Rights Commission. Croucher will replace Professor Gillian Triggs who is retiring at the end of her five year term. Professor Croucher is currently the President of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC). She was first […]

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Anti-LGBTI North Carolina governor concedes to opponent

Anti-LGBTI North Carolina governor concedes to opponent

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has conceded his loss to his Democratic opponent after initially refusing to step aside in the very close race. Governor McCrory became known for his anti-LGBTI platform, signing the controversial HB2 bathroom bill which prevented trans people from using the bathroom aligned to their gender and allowed discrimination against LGBTI […]

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Labor pledge to appoint LGBT discrimination commissioner

Labor pledge to appoint LGBT discrimination commissioner

A Shorten Labor Government would appoint a full-time LGBTI Discrimination Commissioner to the Australian Human Rights Commission. The announcement was made this morning by Senator Penny Wong at a Rainbow Labor campaign launch in Melbourne. “The commissioner will ensure lesbians, gays, transgender and intersex Australians live in a safer, more secure and more inclusive society.” […]

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Human Rights Commission on Safe Schools

The Australian Human Rights Commission has responded to the government’s changes to the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program saying it welcomes adjustments to material due to age appropriateness, but the commission is also concerned about student’s considering ‘coming out’ needing parental consent. National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell said some of the changes recommend by educational […]

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Professor Gillian Triggs’ Mardi Gras message

The head of the Australian Human Rights Commission has called on the federal parliament to amend the marriage act and allow same sex couples and trans gender people to wed. The Commissioner also voiced support for the Safe Schools Coalition program noting that all children deserved to have a safe education. Professor Triggs said laws […]

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HRC survey focused on trans and intersex participation in sport

HRC survey focused on trans and intersex participation in sport

The Australian Human Rights Commission have announced a national survey to gauge the participation of transgender, gender diverse and intersex people in sport. Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson will conduct the survey to ensure the rights of these groups are protected in Australian sporting codes. “Participation in sports is part of the Australian identity and […]

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European Court decrees same-sex partnerships are human right

European Court decrees same-sex partnerships are human right

The European Court of Human Rights have ruled that all signatories of the European Convention on Human Rights should legally recognise same-sex relationships as a human right. ‘Oliary and Others v. Italy’ saw three same-sex couples bring a case against the Italian government, which remains the last country in Western Europe to legally recognise same-sex […]

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Resilient Individuals – Tim Wilson’s LGBTIQ rights report

Resilient Individuals – Tim Wilson’s LGBTIQ rights report

The Human Rights Commission has revealed the results of its investigation of issues facing LGBTIQ people in Australia in an extensive report entitled ‘Resilient Individuals: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Rights 2015’. Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson conducted the research as a means to identify the “many other systemic issues and human rights challenges […]

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