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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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Parliamentary inquiry to investigate Esther House conversion practices

Parliamentary inquiry to investigate Esther House conversion practices

The Western Australian government will investigate the operations of The Esther Foundation, a Perth based residential facility that claims to provide support for women and girls experiencing mental health concerns and substance abuse challenges. The facility has been running for over two decades, and is linked to the Without Walls church in North Perth. The […]

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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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France’s parliament votes in favour of banning conversion practices

France’s parliament votes in favour of banning conversion practices

France’s parliament has voted in favour of banning conversion and change practices which aim to alter a person’s sexuality or gender. They join a growing number of countries who have introduced legislation to combat the practices. Under the French legislation, people offering conversion or suppression practices could be jailed for two years and fined up […]

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Victorian Liberals angry over conversion legislation in leaked audio

Victorian Liberals angry over conversion legislation in leaked audio

Audio leaked from a party room meeting of the Victorian Liberals has revealed a split on members stances on LGBTQIA+ conversion practices. Earlier this month, newly reinstated Victorian Liberal leader Matthew Guy committed to not water down the state’s gold standard legislation protecting LGBTQIA+ folks from harmful suppression and conversion attempts. The audio, first published […]

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Matthew Guy voices support for Victoria’s conversion practice ban

Matthew Guy voices support for Victoria’s conversion practice ban

Newly reinstated Victoria Liberal leader Matthew Guy says there should be no doubt about his party’s support for laws against conversion and suppression practices in relation to sexuality and gender identity. Appearing on Melbourne radio station JOYFM on Saturday morning the Opposition Leader said the statement’s made by the Shadow Minister for Equality, James Newbury, […]

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Calls for Michaelia Cash to commit to protect anti-conversion laws

Calls for Michaelia Cash to commit to protect anti-conversion laws

just.equal Australia has called on the Federal Liberal Government to follow the lead of Victoria’s Liberal Opposition and affirm Victoria’s landmark law against conversion practices will not be weakened. The call comes in response to anti-LGBTIQ+ religious leaders who have urged the federal government to use its imminent Religious Discrimination Bill to override the Victoria […]

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Victorian Liberals had promised to wind back conversion practice bans

Victorian Liberals had promised to wind back conversion practice bans

The Victorian Liberal opposition had allegedly quietly made a commitment to the Australian Christian Lobby and other religious groups that they would wind back the state’s laws banning conversion and suppression practices on sexuality and gender identity if they won the next state election. The Age newspaper claimed a secret deal was made by former party […]

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Uniting Church WA call for legislation against LGBTQ+ conversion practices

Uniting Church WA call for legislation against LGBTQ+ conversion practices

The Uniting Church of Western Australia have released a statement calling on the McGowan Government to introduce legislation to protect LGBTQ+ people from conversion ideology. The church is urging the state government to work with Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Change Efforts (SOGICE) Survivors and people to faith to create legislation that would outlaw attempts […]

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Tasmanian church voices support for conversion practices

Tasmanian church voices support for conversion practices

A Tasmanian church has voiced its support for conversion practices and vowed to continue delivering the practices regardless of any law reform in the state. The Tasmanian Law Reform institute is preparing a report for the state’s parliament looking into the issue of practices that aim to change or suppress a person’s sexuality and gender […]

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