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Labor says sexuality and gender questions should have been in the census

just.equal Australia has welcomed support from Shadow Assistant Treasurer Stephen Jones for counting LGBTIQA+ people in the Census. Jones, whose portfolio covers the Bureau of Statistics and the Census, made the comment following a call from just.equal Australia on Friday for Labor to reveal its policy on the issue. Labor’s stance contrasts with the Federal […]

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The Greens show their support for transgender and intersex protections

The Greens show their support for transgender and intersex protections

Equality advocates have welcomed Greens support for amending existing workplace discrimination laws to provide equal protection for trans, gender diverse and intersex Australians, but are unhappy neither major party has endorsed the reform. This week, the Senate inquiry into the Government’s [email protected] package handed down its report. LGBTIQA+ rights group just.equal say it’s disapointing that […]

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Advocates condemn 2021 Census for excluding LGBTQIA+ Australians

Advocates condemn 2021 Census for excluding LGBTQIA+ Australians

Equality advocates have launched a declaration that condemns the upcoming Australian Census for excluding LGBTQIA+ Australians. just.equal Australia’s declaration, which has already been co-signed by a number of Australian LGBTIQ+ community organisations, says the national Census on August 10th will perpetuate the invisibility of LGBTIQA+ people and make it harder to address the needs of […]

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Anti-Discrimination Commissioner denies application to exclude trans women

Anti-Discrimination Commissioner denies application to exclude trans women

Tasmanian LGBTQIA+ community advocates say they are deeply disappointed about an attempt by supporters of the LGB Alliance to discriminate against trans and gender diverse Tasmanians. The newly-formed LGB Alliance has applied to the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner to hold an event that excludes trans and gender diverse people. As reported in The Australian, Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner […]

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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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Tasmanian Liberal members vote to repeal transgender laws

Tasmanian Liberal members vote to repeal transgender laws

Tasmanian Liberal party members have voted in favour of repealing the state’s landmark laws on transgender recognition. At the party’s state conference this weekend party members voted to turn back the laws which were introduced in 2019, with delegates saying the legislation favoured a minority of people. According to local news outlet The Advocate conference delegate Andrea […]

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Calls for Tas Attorney-General to release advice on gender laws

Calls for Tas Attorney-General to release advice on gender laws

Tasmanian LGBTIQ+ advocates have written to the state’s Attorney-General Elise Archer, calling for the public release of all advice received on Tasmania’s gender laws. The calls come as a response to a report from The Australian, which reveals Attorney-General Archer received advice from conservative advocate Patrick Parkinson, after a resounding endorsement of the state’s gender laws […]

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Senator Claire Chandler says anti-discrimination laws infringe free speech

Senator Claire Chandler says anti-discrimination laws infringe free speech

Liberal Senator Claire Chandler says she’s puzzled that Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission has warned her and her supporters that it’s an offence to hinder or offend their officers while they are conducting their investigations. The Tasmanian Senator has been asked to appear before the state’s Anti-Discrimination body after it received a complaint regarding an opinion piece […]

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Senator Claire Chandler will not apologise for comments on trans women

Senator Claire Chandler will not apologise for comments on trans women

Tasmanian Liberal Senator Claire Chandler says she will not be “withdrawing, retracting, modifying or apologising” for her comments on trans women in sport. The statement comes as the politician has been called before the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission after a complaint was lodged over an opinion piece published in a newspaper and subsequent email outlining her opposition […]

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Liberal senator Claire Chandler faces anti-discrimination complaint

Liberal senator Claire Chandler faces anti-discrimination complaint

Senator Claire Chandler has revealed she’s been called before the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission over an opinion piece published in a newspaper and subsequent email she penned outlining her opposition to transgender women participating in sport. In the piece Senator Chandler shared her view that transgender women should not be allowed to participate in women’s sport, […]

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