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Protecting transgender employees is not on Porter’s agenda

Protecting transgender employees is not on Porter’s agenda

Federal Minister for Industrial Relations, Christian Porter, says the government has no plan to add workplace protections for transgender, intersex and gender diverse people. Porter responded to an enquiry from just.equal about the inadequacies of workplace laws to protect trans, intersex and gender diverse employees. The Minister’s office said no change to existing law is […]

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Conversion therapy survivors call for strong legislation nationwide

Conversion therapy survivors call for strong legislation nationwide

  Survivors of LGBTQIA+ conversion practices have written to state and territory governments which have not yet banned such practices. Advocates for a ban on conversion therapies have previous raised concerns that Queensland and the ACT that do not cover all recommendations from survivors, the letter outlines ten key policy objectives that advocacy groups want […]

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James Parker says conversion therapy bans are akin to the Gestapo

James Parker says conversion therapy bans are akin to the Gestapo

Warning: This article contains references to sexual assault. Perth based ex-gay advocate James Parker has spoken about the recent anti-gay conversion therapy laws that have been introduced in Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory comparing them to the Nazi Gestapo, and the Stasi secret police – who operated in communist East Germany. “What’s happening in […]

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Liberal MP apologises for describing Greens’ candidate as “too camp”

Liberal MP apologises for describing Greens’ candidate as “too camp”

Mark Parton, a Liberal MP who serves in the ACT parliament, has apologised for describing a Greens candidate at the upcoming territory election as “too camp”. The serving MP told Jonathan Davis that he was “too camp for Tuggeranong” when the two met on the campaign trail over the weekend. Davis told The Canberra Times that he […]

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Liberal senator Claire Chandler faces anti-discrimination complaint

Liberal senator Claire Chandler faces anti-discrimination complaint

Senator Claire Chandler has revealed she’s been called before the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission over a opinion piece published in a newspaper and subsequent email she penned outlining her opposition to transgender women participating in sport. In the piece Senator Chandler shared her view that transgender women should not be allowed to participate in women’s sport, […]

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Anti-marriage equality campaigner says he’s changed his views

Anti-marriage equality campaigner says he’s changed his views

A Victorian man running for a spot on the Bendigo City Council says voters should ignore his past leadership role in the campaign against marriage equality. Lewis Freeman-Harrison ran a Facebook page named Bendigo Says No during the 2017 postal survey, but he says he no longer holds the same views about LGBTI people. Three years on […]

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Pauline Hanson says educators promoting “gender confusion”

Pauline Hanson says educators promoting “gender confusion”

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has spoken at the second reading on her Australian Education Legislation Amendment (Prohibiting the Indoctrination of Children) Bill 2020 in Federal Parliament on Monday. The Bill, first introduced by Senator Hanson in February, proposes that schools receiving Commonwealth funding should be forced to teach a “balanced” curriculum, and make school […]

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NSW leaders urged to stand with trans kids against Mark Latham Bill

NSW leaders urged to stand with trans kids against Mark Latham Bill

New South Wales peak transgender support organisation The Gender Centre has teamed up with just.equal on a new initiative, urging political leaders not to support anti-transgender legislation introduced by Mark Latham. The Education Amendment Bill, put forward by NSW One Nation leader Latham, would prohibit any recognition of trans and gender diverse kids in schools, […]

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Youth Support Service PICYS fights to stay in Blencowe Street

Youth Support Service PICYS fights to stay in Blencowe Street

Perth Inner City Youth Services (PICYS) is appealing a decision by the Town of Cambridge who have refused an application to change the use of their long held property in Blencowe Street, West Leederville. PICYS has operated as a not for profit youth accommodation and support service in the street since 1983, providing critical housing […]

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WA Greens Senator Rachel Siewert to retire at next federal election

WA Greens Senator Rachel Siewert to retire at next federal election

Long-serving West Australian senator for the Greens, Rachel Siewert, has announced she will not contest the next federal election. Senator Siewert’s term was set to expire at the next federal election, and the co-deputy Greens leader has revealed she will be retiring from politics before the next round of senators are elected. Serving our state […]

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