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Federal politicians sent brochure ahead of religious freedom legislation

Federal politicians sent brochure ahead of religious freedom legislation

National lobby group, Just.Equal Australia, has upped its campaign against the federal Coalition’s proposed ‘Religious Freedom Bill’. The advocacy group has posted a 12 page glossy brochure to every federal MP and senator. It outlines the four main elements of the Bill in its current form that would cause harm to LGBTIQ+ people and others. […]

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Petition calling for gender affirming surgery to be covered by Medicare gets massive support

A petition on the Australian parliament website, calling for gender affirming surgery to be covered by Medicare, has received a massive amount of support. The petition, which is open to signatures until 27 October, has received over 130,000 signatures since it was posted. It calls on Australia’s parliamentarians to take action. “Transgender people and other […]

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Globe Victoria withdraw prison’s award nomination

Globe Victoria withdraw prison’s award nomination

Globe Victoria has withdrawn a nomination for a prison from its annual community awards following a community backlash. First held in 2014, the GLOBE Community Awards aim to recognise the inspiring people and organisations that work to benefit LGBTIQ+ people, but the inclusion of the Ravenhall Correctional Centre in the category of transgender inclusion category sparked […]

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Fierravanti-Wells against trans women being considered for NSW Woman of the Year

Fierravanti-Wells against trans women being considered for NSW Woman of the Year

Liberal Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells has spoken out against transgender women being considered for New South Wales Woman of the Year award. Appearing on the Alan Jones program on Sky News on Thursday Concetta Fierravanti-Wells said it was an issue people cared about. “People do care, because they see it as an insidious push by the noisy woke […]

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Fierravanti-Wells says time might run out for Religious Freedom laws

Fierravanti-Wells says time might run out for Religious Freedom laws

Liberal senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells says there is a chance the third iteration of the Religious Freedom laws might not get passed because the government will run out of time. The senator made the observation during an online discussion hosted by conservative group Family Voice Australia. Attorney General Michaelia Cash is currently developing the government’s next version […]

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Matthew Guy voices support for Victoria’s conversion practice ban

Matthew Guy voices support for Victoria’s conversion practice ban

Newly reinstated Victoria Liberal leader Matthew Guy says there should be no doubt about his party’s support for laws against conversion and suppression practices in relation to sexuality and gender identity. Appearing on Melbourne radio station JOYFM on Saturday morning the Opposition Leader said the statement’s made by the Shadow Minister for Equality, James Newbury, […]

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Slade Brockman is new Senate president, Dean Smith narrowly misses out

Slade Brockman is new Senate president, Dean Smith narrowly misses out

Senator Slade Brockman has been elected the new President of the Senate, narrowly beating fellow Western Australian MP Dean Smith for the coveted role. Four Liberal senators put their had up to replace Senate President Scott Ryan, who recently announced he was leaving politics sooner than originally anticipated. New South Wales Senatore Concetta Fierraventi-Wells and […]

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Why the Religious Freedom Bill should be scrapped completely

Why the Religious Freedom Bill should be scrapped completely

OPINION It’s time to shut the door on religious privilege: why the Religious Freedom Bill should be scrapped completely LGBTIQ+ Australians face the real possibility of a Religious Freedom and Discrimination Bill that is less bad than previous drafts, but still harmful. We must not accept compromise. The Bill must be scrapped so Australia can […]

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Calls for Michaelia Cash to commit to protect anti-conversion laws

Calls for Michaelia Cash to commit to protect anti-conversion laws

just.equal Australia has called on the Federal Liberal Government to follow the lead of Victoria’s Liberal Opposition and affirm Victoria’s landmark law against conversion practices will not be weakened. The call comes in response to anti-LGBTIQ+ religious leaders who have urged the federal government to use its imminent Religious Discrimination Bill to override the Victoria […]

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian resigns amid ICAC inquiry

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced her resignation as Premier, saying she will leave parliament and bring an end to her political career. The shock resignation came as the New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption announced it was investigating the Premier. The Premier said she did not believe she had ever acted […]

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