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Labor drops LGBTI vilification protections in latest policy document

Labor drops LGBTI vilification protections in latest policy document

Concern has been raised over the Labor Party’s latest draft national policy platform as it removes many of the previous commitments the party had made to LGBTIQA+ rights. Rights group Just.Equal Australia has condemned the party’s decision to weaken what they describe as “the already sparse LGBTIQA+ commitments in its national platform.” LGBTIQA+ advocate, Alastair […]

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Just.Equal Survey: Labor lost 1 in 5 LGBTQIA+ voters at last election

Just.Equal Survey: Labor lost 1 in 5 LGBTQIA+ voters at last election

National advocacy group Just.Equal Australia have released the findings of a new survey, exploring LGBTIQA+ voting habits at the last federal election. A national sample of LGBTQIA+ voters and allies were presented with a serious of questions to identify what factors influenced their vote when Labor and Anthony Albanese formed government last year. Results found […]

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Albanese to become first sitting PM to march in the Mardi Gras parade

Albanese to become first sitting PM to march in the Mardi Gras parade

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will become the first sitting Prime Minister to march in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. The PM will join other Labor MPs, including Penny Wong, when the iconic parade returns to Oxford Street next month as part of Sydney WorldPride celebrations. In 2016 Malcolm Turnbull attended the event […]

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Just.Equal disappointed that there’s no Minster for Equality

Just.Equal disappointed that there’s no Minster for Equality

Just.Equal Australia is disappointed new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has not appointed a Minister for Equality and has called on him to reverse the decision. Federal Labor had an Equality Spokesperson for three years prior to the 2019 election but Mr Albanese scuttled the role after Labor’s loss. Prior to Albanese taking on the leadership role […]

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PM Anthony Albanese announces his ministerial positions

PM Anthony Albanese announces his ministerial positions

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced his appointments to Ministerial positions, revealing a shake-up of portfolios. During the election campaign Albanese has stated that he expected the ministerial positions to be filled by members of his team who had served as the opposing Shadow Ministers in opposition, but the loss of both Terri Butler and […]

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Labor set to form majority government with 76 seats

Labor set to form majority government with 76 seats

The Labor party are on track to form a majority government with at least 76 seats. The party looks set to win the seat of Macnamara in suburban Melbourne, giving it a majority in the 151 seat lower house. The latest counting update from the Australian Electoral Commission shows Labor’s Josh Burns is well ahead […]

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LGBTQIA+ advocates lay out agenda for Albanese Government

LGBTQIA+ advocates lay out agenda for Albanese Government

Equality advocates have welcomed the results of yesterday’s election, laying out what they expect for the incoming Albanese Government. National LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Just.Equal Australia say the Labor victory puts Australia in a unique position to move forward on LGBTQIA+ rights, despite Labor’s stance on issues that matter to our communities. The group says the […]

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24 hours and a crystal ball: LGBTQIA+ equality in our next parliament

24 hours and a crystal ball: LGBTQIA+ equality in our next parliament

OPINION: Brian Greig is a former WA senator and veteran LGBTIQ+ advocate I write this article one day before the election just to make a couple of points and predictions. There is only 24 hours to go, but I don’t believe we will have a clear result on Saturday night. It will take a few […]

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Anthony Albanese will campaign from home after Covid diagnosis

Anthony Albanese will campaign from home after Covid diagnosis

Labor leader Anthony Albanese is going to to spend the next week campaigning from home after he received a positive diagnosis for Covid-19. Albanese was scheduled to return to Western Australia this morning and continue campaigning in some of the marginal seats in the state, but his plans were put on ice last night when […]

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Catholic schools call for Religious Discrimination law plan

Catholic schools call for Religious Discrimination law plan

The National Catholic Education Commission has called on both major parties to clarify how they will bring forward federal legislation for Religious Discrimination. Former Labor Minister Jacinta Collins, who heads the group, has written to both leaders asking them to finalise legislation within their first 100 days of a new parliamentary term. The Morrison government […]

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