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Just.Equal Australia launch survey on LGBTQIA+ issues ahead of election

Just.Equal Australia launch survey on LGBTQIA+ issues ahead of election

Just.Equal Australia is asking LGBTIQA+ Australians what we want to see on the agenda for the 2022 federal election. The national advocacy group has launched a survey which asks LGBTIQA+ Australians and allies what issues they most want Australia’s political parties to commit to ahead of the election due sometime in the first half of […]

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Morrison government facing election wipeout according to latest Newspoll

Morrison government facing election wipeout according to latest Newspoll

Labor could win as many as additional 12 seats in the federal parliament if an election was held today according to the latest Newspoll published in The Australian newspaper. Such a result would see Labor hold a majority of 80 seats in the House of Representatives and deliver a crushing defeat to the coalition. While political […]

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Advocates call on PM & Albanese to stand against weakening discrimination protections

Advocates call on PM & Albanese to stand against weakening discrimination protections

Equality advocates have called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese to explain their stance on Tasmania’s “gold-standard” anti-discrimination protections. The Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill will override existing discrimination protections for many Tasmanians, and Labor leader Albanese has not committed his party to voting down this potential override of state legislation. […]

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Keneally says religious schools should be able to choose all their staff

Keneally says religious schools should be able to choose all their staff

Labor’s Senator Kristina Keneally says religious based schools should be able to make choices about all their staff members, arguing that all employees of a religious school play a part in creating the community of those institutions. Senator Keneally outlined her view while speaking in an online seminar with conservative group Family Voice Australia. “It’s […]

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Just.Equal calls on Labor to reject the Religious Discrimination bill

Just.Equal calls on Labor to reject the Religious Discrimination bill

Just.Equal Australia has launched a new campaign targeted at federal Labor politicians which calls on them to protect anti-discrimination laws by opposing the Religious Discrimination Bill. Spokesperson for Just.Equal, Brian Greig, said Labor needs to hear from vulnerable communities who were deeply alarmed that it might abandon them by supporting the extreme Religious Discrimination Bill. […]

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just.equal calls on Labor to commit to LGBTIQ inclusion in 2026 census

just.equal calls on Labor to commit to LGBTIQ inclusion in 2026 census

Equality advocates want a commitment from Labor to counting LGBTIQA+ Australians in the 2026 Census. just.equal Australia has written to Labor’s shadow assistant treasurer, Stephen Jones, asking for Labor’s position and seeking a commitment to questions about sexual orientation, gender identity and variations of sex characteristics. The national advocacy group has partnered with a number […]

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LGBTIQ+ advocates disappointed with Labor conference outcomes

LGBTIQ+ advocates disappointed with Labor conference outcomes

Rights advocates say Labor’s national conference has improved its LGBTIQ platform but failed to include key reforms, relegating them to the status of resolutions. The draft national platform submitted to Labor’s national conference at the end of March erased many of the LGBTIQ commitments from previous platforms. After lobbying from just.equal and Rainbow Labor it […]

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just.equal say Labor’s new national platform is weak on LGBTI policies

just.equal say Labor’s new national platform is weak on LGBTI policies

LGBTIQ+ community advocates say they are deeply disappointed by Labor’s weak and diminished commitments to LGBTIQ+ equality and inclusion at a national level. According to just.equal spokesperson Dr Charlie Burton, the latest draft of Labor’s national platform is a watered-down version of the consultation draft, which itself was a gutted version of what Labor took […]

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Anthony Albanese questions if Court is really being awarded for tennis

Anthony Albanese questions if Court is really being awarded for tennis

Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese has questioned if Margaret Court is really being given an Australia Day Honour for her contributions to tennis. The independent committee, that operates under the purview of the Governor-General, has been criticised today after it was revealed that the retired tennis star turned religious leader would be given thre Companion […]

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Advocates welcome Labor’s consultation over Religious Discrimination Bill

Just.equal has welcomed Labor leader Anthony Albanese’s decision to consult LGBTIQ community representatives on the Religious Discrimination Bill, saying its message to Mr Albanese will be for Labor to oppose the Bill and educate the public about the danger the Bill poses. Just.equal has been calling for such a consultation since the Bill was first […]

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