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Tasmanian doctors voice their support for conversion therapy bans

Tasmanian doctors voice their support for conversion therapy bans

Forty Tasmanian doctors have signed an open letter to Tasmania’s politicians in support of the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute’s recommendation for a ban on LGBTIQA+ conversion practices. The open letter was organised by GPs, Dr Miranda Hann and Dr Shannon Lovell-Greene. Dr Hann said conversion therapy and toehr change and suppression techniques can cause significant […]

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Tasmanian lesbian launches court challenge to discrimination laws

Tasmanian lesbian launches court challenge to discrimination laws

Tasmanian Jessica Hoyle has started a fundraising campaign to launch a High Court challenge to Tasmania’s anti-discrimination laws. Launceston based Hoyle wanted to run a series of events for lesbians including drag king shows, drag king bingo and karaoke nights, but wanted to stipulate that any who born male was excluded from attending. In 2021 […]

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Expressions of interest open for LGBTIQA+ Leaders Summit 2023

Expressions of interest open for LGBTIQA+ Leaders Summit 2023

Expressions of interest to participate in the pre-conference event for Better Together 2023 – the LGBTIQA+ Leaders Summit 2023 is now open. The Equality Project team invite the decision-makers from Australia’s LGBTIQA+ communities and allies to come together on 16 February 2023 and have a meaningful conversation about the kind of world we want to […]

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Canberra man arrested after Grindr sexual assault

Canberra man arrested after Grindr sexual assault

A Canberra man has been remanded in custody after allegedly sexually assaulting another man he met via the dating app Grindr. This story contains references to alleged sexual assault and drug use.  Canberra man Shae Elliot, 22, was arrested after he handed himself in to police. He’s been accused of drugging, raping and robbing another […]

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Moves to create a LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner blocked again

Moves to create a LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner blocked again

Labor has used its numbers in the Senate to block a Greens’ inquiry into reform of the Australian Human Rights Commission, including the appointment of an LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner. It’s the second time this week there’s been a push to create an LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner via the parliament. Previously the Greens attempted to […]

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Just.Equal urges AG to consider LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner

Just.Equal urges AG to consider LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner

Just.Equal Australia has written to Federal Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus, asking the Federal Labor Government to uphold its previous commitment to appointment an LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner. The move comes after Labor voted down a Greens proposal for an LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner during debate on the Australian Human Rights Act earlier this week. The correspondence quotes Mr […]

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Labor knocks back bill to appoint LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner

Labor knocks back bill to appoint LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner

Just.Equal Australia say they are disappointed the Labor Government has scuttled an opportunity to appoint an LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner. On Tuesday in the federal parliament, the Greens moved an amendment supporting an LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner during debate on a Government Bill regarding the transparent appointment of Australian Human Rights Commission commissioners. The amendment […]

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Nominations now open for AHRC Human Rights Awards

Nominations now open for AHRC Human Rights Awards

The Australian Human Rights Commission has announced nominations are now open for the annual Human Rights Awards. The celebration marks extraordinary achievements in the advancement of human rights and equality in Australia. This year’s categories include the Human Rights Medal, Young People’s Human Rights Medal, Community Award and the Law Award. Awarded every year since […]

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Plibersek voices support for changing the rules around blood donation

Plibersek voices support for changing the rules around blood donation

Senior federal Labor MP, Tanya Plibersek, has written to the Let Us Give campaign saying she supports a review of the Red Cross Lifeblood’s ban on whole-blood donation from gay men, and bisexual men, trans women and some non-binary people who have sex with men. Let Us Give spokesperson, Andrew Badcock welcomed the support from […]

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Calls for the appointment of an LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner

Calls for the appointment of an LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner

Just.Equal Australia has written to minor parties and cross-benchers urging them to support a national LGBTIQA+ human rights commissioner. The Federal Government is amending the Australian Human Rights Commission Act to ensure commissioners are appointed on merit, but Just.Equal Australia wants the reform to go further with the appointment of a stand-alone LGBTIQA+ human rights […]

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