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DaBaby meets with HIV organisations to learn about stigma

DaBaby meets with HIV organisations to learn about stigma

Rapper DaBaby has met with representatives from nine different HIV advocacy groups to learn more about people living with the virus, and how their lives are affected by stigma and discrimination. The American musician was in a storm of controversy last month after he made a series of derogatory comments about people living with virus […]

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WA’s Equal Opportunity Act review an opportunity to protect LGBTQ+ students

WA’s Equal Opportunity Act review an opportunity to protect LGBTQ+ students

The Western Australian Law Reform Commission has finally released its Discussion Paper which reviews the state’s Equal Opportunity Act (1984). WA Attorney General John Quigley has announced that the government will commence a review of the state’s Equal Opportunity laws back in 2018, including those which allow schools to expel students and fire teachers who […]

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Major parties urged to protect trans, gender diverse and intersex workers

Major parties urged to protect trans, gender diverse and intersex workers

LGBTIQA+ rights group Just.Equal Australia is urging Government, Opposition and cross bench Senators to support amendments this week that will finally ensure trans, gender diverse and intersex workers enjoy the same rights as other employees. The Greens senator Janet Rice (pictured) will move amendments to the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment […]

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Premier Steven Marshall against discrimination of gay teachers

Premier Steven Marshall against discrimination of gay teachers

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall has spoken out against religious based schools who discriminate against people because of their sexuality or gender identity. “South Australia has always been a diverse, accepting, respectful state and we don’t want to have discrimination here in our state.” the Premier said on Friday. The South Australian Premier made the […]

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PM accused of failing to deliver on promise to end discrimination

PM accused of failing to deliver on promise to end discrimination

LGBTIQ rights advocates say the Morrison Government has failed to honour its 2018 pre-election commitment to end the legal loophole that allows children to be discriminated against by faith-based schools because of their sexuality or gender identity. This week, in response to questions during Senate Estimates from Victorian Greens Senator, Janet Rice, government representatives said […]

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Court denies Hobart man the chance to be recognised as his late partner’s next-of-kin

Court denies Hobart man the chance to be recognised as his late partner’s next-of-kin

A Hobart man who was wrongly denied senior next-of-kin status by the Coroner after the death of his same-gender partner six years ago has been told by the Tasmanian Supreme Court that he cannot progress a discrimination case seeking redress. Justice Helen Wood has handed down a ruling that the Coroner is immune from discrimination […]

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New rules for blood donation start on 31st January, but is it still discriminatory?

New rules for blood donation start on 31st January, but is it still discriminatory?

From January 31st gay men will be able to donate blood after a three month celibacy period rather than twelve, but advocates say the celibacy period should be abolished altogether and replaced with screening for individual risk. The Red Cross Blood Service, Lifeblood, has now confirmed on its LGBTIQ donor webpage that from January 31st […]

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Details of discrimination complaint against Lyle Shelton revealed

Details of discrimination complaint against Lyle Shelton revealed

Details of the discrimination complaint lodged against Lyle Shelton, the former leader of the Australian Christian Lobby, have been revealed with drag performers Diamond and Johnny Valkyrie asking for financial compensation and a public apology. Shelton is appearing before the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal over a blog post he made back in January, and […]

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Court considering lodging equal opportunity complaint against Lotterywest

Court considering lodging equal opportunity complaint against Lotterywest

Margaret Court has told The West Australian that she’s considering taking out an equal opportunities complaint against Lotterywest after the funding body declined an application to buy a new freezer truck for the charity arm of her Victory Life Church. The Lotterywest board decided not to provide funding to Victory Life, instead provide funds to other […]

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Perth Ola driver kicks gay couple out of car for touching

Perth Ola driver kicks gay couple out of car for touching

Ride-share company Ola has offered a public apology after one of their drivers kicked a gay couple in Perth out of the car for “breaking his rules”. Their offence? One half of the couple rested his hand on his partner’s leg, while the other rested his head on his boyfriend’s shoulder. When Anthony Price and […]

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