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Transgender advocate first to receive birth certificate under new Tasmanian law

Martine Delaney has become the first person in Tasmania to receive a birth certificate that recognises her true gender without the need for surgery. The reforms came into law earlier this week, and will allow gender to be amended or removed from birth certificates without undergoing surgery, along with new anti-discrimination protections. “Finally, it’s real, […]

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Senator Jacqui Lambie raises concerns over Religious Discrimination Bill

Senator Jacqui Lambie raises concerns over Religious Discrimination Bill

Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has raised concerns over the government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill. Speaking on ABC news yesterday, Senator Lambie said she doesn’t see a case for the bill at “this point in time”. The senator also questioned the bill’s potential override of Tasmania’s state anti-discrimination protections, saying that it would “upset Tasmanians more […]

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Push to remove transgender experts from debate on treatments

Push to remove transgender experts from debate on treatments

Professor John Whitehall from the University of Western Sydney is urging the government to hold a parliamentary inquiry into transgender healthcare. His call has also been backed by Trans Dissent Australia, the small online group who are agitating for a shutdown of transgender youth treatments in Australia. Last month the groups called on federal government […]

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Australian Christian Lobby’s Father’s Day message attacks single mothers

Australian Christian Lobby’s Father’s Day message attacks single mothers

The head of the Australian Christian Lobby has delivered a post-Father’s Day message attacking single mothers and proclaiming that ‘fatherlessness’ is damaging society and leading to a generation of criminals, mentally unstable youth and potential rapists. In his latest video post Martyn Iles, the Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director, lists off a string of statistics […]

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Tasmania’s transgender community celebrates gender reforms

Tasmania’s transgender community celebrates gender reforms

Tasmania’s transgender and gender diverse community have welcomed long-awaited gender reforms, which came into effect in the island state this week. The reforms will allow gender to be amended or removed from birth certificates without undergoing surgery, while new anti-discrimination protections have also come into effect. Tasmanian transgender advocate Martine Delaney says a “new day […]

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Equality Australia to host online meeting on religious discrimination bill

Equality Australia to host online meeting on religious discrimination bill

LGBTIQ+ advocacy group Equality Australia are hosting an online community meeting to discuss the government’s proposed religious discrimination draft bill later this week. The organisation are inviting LGBTIQ+ communities, allies and supporters to take part in an online discussion on the recently released draft, with human rights lawyer and Equality Australia CEO Anna Brown. The […]

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Prime Minister reignites debate about transgender bathroom use

Prime Minister reignites debate about transgender bathroom use

OPINION: Graeme Watson is the Managing Editor of OUTinPerth.  Prime Minister Scott Morrison has reignited the debate over transgender people’s bathroom use this week, highlighting that both he, and many conservative commentators in the media, are still ignorant to the challenges faced by non binary and transgender Australians. The PM loudly voiced his opposition to […]

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Plibersek says there are problems with the religious discrimination proposal

Plibersek says there are problems with the religious discrimination proposal

Labor frontbencher Tanya Plibersek says there are “real problems” with the government’s proposed religious discrimination act, particularly the section which will override state based discrimination laws. Appearing on the ABC’s Insiders program Plibersek said the Labor party was committed to ensuring religious discrimination did not occur but would find it difficult to back the current proposal […]

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The Greens label the religious discrimination bill a “trojan horse for hate”

The Greens label the religious discrimination bill a “trojan horse for hate”

The Greens have expressed concern over the the draft Religious Discrimination Bill released yesterday saying it  “goes too far and is a trojan horse for the Morrison Government to enshrine discrimination into law.” Senator Janet Rice, the Greens LGBTIQ+ spokesperson said the proposed legislation was another example of the far-right section of the Liberal party […]

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Shelley Argent says ‘open season’ has been declared on LGBTIQ youth

OPINION | Shelley Argent is the National Spokesperson of PFLAG Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.  As National Spokesperson for parents with LGBTIQ sons and daughters, I ask “Who will protect them, our sons and daughters? What are their rights?” We hear about the needs of the religious, but what about their freedoms and […]

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