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Parents frustrated that Quinns Baptist College refuses student’s new name

Parents frustrated that Quinns Baptist College refuses student’s new name

A Perth couple have shared their frustration that their child’s school is refusing their request to accept their child’s new name. Andrew and Louise’s child Lynx is in the fifth grade at Quinns Baptist College in Perth northern suburbs. They’re supportive parents who are embracing their child’s non-binary gender and choice of a new name. […]

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Calls for School Chaplains program to be reviewed and improved

Calls for School Chaplains program to be reviewed and improved

National LGBTIQA+ lobby group Just.Equal Australia has welcomed changes to the school chaplaincy program, but says the government has not gone far enough. Education Minister, Jason Clare, announced the $60 million program would be adjusted to allow schools to apply for funding for either a secular professional counsellor or religious chaplain. The previous Coalition Government […]

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AG Mark Dreyfus confirms religious discrimination legislation this term

AG Mark Dreyfus confirms religious discrimination legislation this term

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has confirmed to media that the government will introduce religious discrimination legislation this term of Parliament. Speaking on ABC’s RN Breakfast with Patricia Karvelas, Dreyfus said Labor will introduce a Religious Discrimination Bill reflecting Labor policy that says the party “will prohibit discrimination against LGBTQA+ students and teachers in faith-based schools.” Labor policy […]

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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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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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There’s good reason people criticise News Corp publications

There’s good reason people criticise News Corp publications

Students identifying as cats, political leaders claiming they’re not woke, and attempts to link the gay community to a horrific murder. What do they have in common, they’re all stories that appeared in News Corp publications that have been questioned about how true they actually are, or as in the last case, proven to be […]

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Brian Greig: What exactly has the ALP promised LGBTIQ+ people if elected?

Brian Greig: What exactly has the ALP promised LGBTIQ+ people if elected?

OPINION: Brian Greig is a local representative for Just.Equal Australia In the confusion surrounding the collapse of the Religious Discrimination Bill it was easy for political parties to misrepresent what resulted. Despite the newspaper headlines, memes on social media and judiciously worded press releases from the Opposition, things are not quite as clear as you might […]

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Teachers sacked for being gay say Religious Discrimination bill will pave the way for ‘purge’

Teachers sacked for being gay say Religious Discrimination bill will pave the way for ‘purge’

The senate inquiry looking into the third version of the Morrison government’s Religious Discrimination bill have heard directly from gay teachers who have been sacked from religious based schools who shared their concern that the proposed laws will open the gates for a “purge” of LGBTIQA+ staff members. Karen Pack told the inquiry she was […]

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Just.Equal slam Labor for not opposing Religious Discrimination bill

Just.Equal slam Labor for not opposing Religious Discrimination bill

Just.Equal Australia says many LGBTIQ+ Australians will feel betrayed by Labor’s decision not to vote against the Religious Discrimination Bill if the Party fails to have debate on the bill delayed. The lobby group says bill will override all other state and federal Discrimination Act, allowing denigration and discrimination in the name of “religious freedom” […]

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“All the crazies come out” Senator Susan McDonald dismisses concerns about Religious Discrimination bill

“All the crazies come out” Senator Susan McDonald dismisses concerns about Religious Discrimination bill

Appearing on the Sky News program Paul Murray Live on Sunday night Queensland Senator Susan McDonald dismissed suggestions that the Religious Discrimination bill could allow for discrimination against women, LGBTIQA+ people, or people with disabilities. “We’ve got race, sex, pregnancy and age, protections for people on a whole lot of levels, and when we want […]

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