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Census 2021: Australia still in the dark on LGBTQIA+ lives

Census 2021: Australia still in the dark on LGBTQIA+ lives

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has today revealed the results of the 2021 Census, delivering a snapshot of the lives and demographics of many Australians. While the new data will shine a light on the experiences and beliefs of many discrete groups across the nation, insights on LGBTQIA+ lives are absent from today’s data due […]

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Tasmania Premier Jeremy Rockliff backs conversion practice ban

Tasmania Premier Jeremy Rockliff backs conversion practice ban

Tasmanian Premier Jeremy Rockliff has announced plans to introduce legislation that would ban conversion practices in his state. The Liberal premier said his Liberal government would be acting on the recommendations of a report from the Tasmanian Law Reform Commission which made 16 recommendations for legislative change. “I support acting on the recommendations of the […]

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Rebekha Sharkie threatens legal action over ACL flyers

Rebekha Sharkie threatens legal action over ACL flyers

South Australian MP Rebekha Sharkie has threatened to take legal action against the Australian Christian Lobby over their political flyers that depict her as being against churches. The member for Mayo said the ACL has used an mage which she owns the copyright on without asking her permission. In a letter sent to the religious […]

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Stoker signals no changes to Sex Discrimination Act in future agenda

Stoker signals no changes to Sex Discrimination Act in future agenda

Senator Amanda Stoker has laid out her thoughts on how the government will approach the proposed Religious Discrimination Act if reelected next week, saying it was hugely disappointing members of her own party voted against the legislation earlier this year. “It was hugely disappointing.” Senator Stoker said during an online interview with the Australian Christian […]

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Discrimination protections and mental health on election agenda

Discrimination protections and mental health on election agenda

Tasmanian LGBTIQ equality advocates say their focus during the federal election will be to protect the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act from being weakened by Canberra, as well as appropriate funding for LGBTIQ mental health services. Equality Tasmania spokesperson, Rodney Croome (pictured), said while the Religious Discrimination Bill had been shelved, Tasmanians would be looking for guarantees […]

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Australian Christian Lobby to target moderate Liberals at election

Australian Christian Lobby to target moderate Liberals at election

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has announced it will target moderate Liberals who crossed the floor and voted against the Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill. ACL Managing Director Martyn Iles said that while the lobby group’s campaign may drive votes towards parties that even less aligned with his organisation’s values, it was part of a […]

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Study shows the cost of LGBTQ+ conversion practices

Study shows the cost of LGBTQ+ conversion practices

A newly published study on sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts (SOGICE), commonly referred to as conversion practices, has found that the practice has huge economic and social costs. The study which was published this month undertook a systematic literature review and economic evaluation and found that the total annual cost of SOGICE among 4 ,554, 300 […]

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On This Gay Day: In 2012 local activist Isabelle Lake passed away

Remembering Isabelle Lake Isabelle Lake is remembered for her passionate advocacy for the rights of transgender people in Western Australia. Following her death at the age of just 21 she became the first transgender woman to be inducted in the WA Women’s Hall of Fame. Lake, an LGBT activist, passed away on 28th February 2012 […]

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Australian Christian Lobby don’t support Religious Discrimination Bill

Australian Christian Lobby don’t support Religious Discrimination Bill

The Australian Christian Lobby have announced they no longer support the government’s Religious Discrimination Bill as it passed the House of Representatives in the early hours of this morning. The bill was passed without any of Labor’s four suggested amendments accepted, though a Centre Alliance amendment to include protections for transgender students, alongside gay, lesbian and […]

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ACL says Andrews government has ‘declared war on faith communities’

ACL says Andrews government has ‘declared war on faith communities’

The Australian Christian Lobby says the Andrews government has “declared war on faith communities” with the passage of it’s amendments to the state’s Equal Opportunity Act. The group’s Victoria Coordinator Jasmine Yuen says “the Religious Exceptions legislation threatens the very existence of a religion and its institutions.” In a post to the group’s website Yuen accuses the […]

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