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Equality Australia releases new religious freedom video

Equality Australia releases new religious freedom video

Equality Australia have released a new video highlighting some of the potential outcomes of the latest draft of the government’s religious discrimination bill. Speaking out against the proposed legislation is champion swimmer Ian Thorpe, basketballer Lauren Jackson and author Benjamin Law. They’re joined by a wide variety of Australians including people of faith, doctors, single […]

Uniting Church group describe new bill as “a form of apartheid”

Uniting Church group describe new bill as “a form of apartheid”

A Christian group have voiced their opposition the government’s latest proposal for religious freedom laws describing it as akin to apartheid. The Uniting Church’s LGBTI group, Uniting Network, says the latest legislation put forward by Attorney-General Christian Porter fails to provide protection from discrimination for religious people, but instead sets out the rights for religious […]

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St Vincent De Paul to Scott Morrison – don’t use us as an example

St Vincent De Paul to Scott Morrison – don’t use us as an example

The Society of St Vincent De Paul have shared their thoughts on the government’s new religious discrimination laws – they don’t see any needs for them, and they wish the Prime Minister Scott Morrison wouldn’t use them as an example when justifying why the new legislation is needed. Yesterday Prime Minister Scott Morrison said it […]

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Equality Australia says Religious Discrimination Bill will divide communities

Equality Australia says Religious Discrimination Bill will divide communities

Anna Brown, the CEO of Equality Australia has labeled the Morrison government’s latest draft of the religious discrimination bill a piece of legislation that will divide Australian communities. Brown says the latest version of the legislation, that was revealed by Attorney General Christian Porter this morning, will provide protections for people who intimidate others through […]

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Morrison government reveal new draft of Religious Discrimination Bill

Morrison government reveal new draft of Religious Discrimination Bill

The Morrison government have released a new draft of the controversial Religious Discrimination Bill, after withdrawing its first draft in November. The updated bill announced today by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Attorney General Christian Porter has seen some major changes, following criticism from LGBTIQ+ and women’s advocacy groups, as well as approximately 6,000 written […]

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Perth’s Narelda Jacobs will head to Sydney to join ‘Studio 10’ in 2020

Perth’s Narelda Jacobs will head to Sydney to join ‘Studio 10’ in 2020

Perth newsreader Narelda Jacobs has been announced as the new team member at morning show Studio 10. The popular newsreader will relocate to Sydney in the new year and take up her place at the desk on the long running panel show. Appearing on the program this morning Jacobs said she was excited to be […]

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Calls for Israel Folau to apologise to the LGBTIQ+ community

Calls for Israel Folau to apologise to the LGBTIQ+ community

Rugby player Israel Folau, Rugby Australia and NSW Rugby announced they’ve reached a settlement in a carefully crafted statement, but Equality advocates say one vital component was missing – an apology to the LGBTIQ+ communities. Rugby Australia stated their commitment to equality and apologised to Folau for the trouble his dismissal has caused, while Folau […]

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Folau settlement shows there is no need for religious discrimination laws

Folau settlement shows there is no need for religious discrimination laws

Equality Australia has welcomed today’s settlement between Rugby Australia and Israel Folau saying it draws a line under what has been a divisive and hurtful period for LGBTIQ+ people in rugby, in sport and more generally. The LGBTIQ+ rights groups say the settlement proves that there is no need for a new law, especially one […]

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Israel Folau and Rugby Australia reach out of court settlement

Israel Folau and Rugby Australia reach out of court settlement

Rugby Australia and terminated player Israel Folau have reached an out-of-court settlement ending a long legal battle. Folau was sacked by his employer after he made a social media post suggesting that declared that a range of Australians, including homosexuals, would be going to hell unless they embraced Christianity. The post came after the player […]

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ABS ditches questions about sexuality in census despite need for data

ABS ditches questions about sexuality in census despite need for data

The Australian Bureau of Statistics dumped questions about sexuality and gender from the next census because of concerns that there would be a public backlash over their inclusion. The questions were dumped even though two government departments said the data was essential for planning for the future and effective delivery of services. The questions were […]

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