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Advocates & experts dispel misinformation on trans healthcare

Advocates & experts dispel misinformation on trans healthcare

LGBTQIA+ advocates and medical professionals are standing up for trans lives and healthcare after misinformation shared by the Prime Minister this morning. Representatives from advocacy group Transcend Australia, the Australian Professional Association for Trans Health (AusPATH) and Equality Australia are setting out to set the record straight. This morning, Scott Morrison said he is standing […]

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‘Don’t take LGBTIQ+ voters for granted’ Anna Brown warns political parties

‘Don’t take LGBTIQ+ voters for granted’ Anna Brown warns political parties

Anna Brown, the CEO of Equality Australia, has warned political parties not to take LGBTIQ+ voters for granted. Brown said the constant debate over the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people’s lives was making people sceptical of political parties motives and it was time for politicians to stop using the queer communities as […]

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Advocates commend government rejection of Latham’s education bill

Advocates commend government rejection of Latham’s education bill

LGBTQIA+ advocates are celebrating the end of a bill put forward by NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham targeting trans and gender diverse young people, as the state government release a report outlining their opposition to the legislation. The report from NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell lists four reasons the Perrottet Government will not support the […]

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Advocates call for solidarity as PM supports anti-trans sports bill

Advocates call for solidarity as PM supports anti-trans sports bill

LGBTQIA+ advocates have urged MPs and Senators to stand up for trans Australians, following comments from the Prime Minister supporting Senator Claire Chandler’s private member’s bill that seeks to exclude trans women from sport. Speaking in the Senate earlier this month, Senator Chandler said she hoped her Sex Discrimination and Other Legislation Amendment (Save Women’s Sport) […]

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Christian groups furious at Morrison’s support for LGBTIQA+ students

Christian groups furious at Morrison’s support for LGBTIQA+ students

Christian groups have reacted angrily to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement that the federal government will be amending the Religious Discrimination Bill to add greater protections for LGBTIQA+ students. The PM flagged a change to the government’s approach to the bill during a radio interview on Thursday. His announcement follows a Brisbane Christian college backing […]

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Equality Australia concerned about Religious Freedom bill

Equality Australia CEO Anna Brown has voiced concerns about the latest draft of the government’s Religious Freedom Bill which was made public this afternoon. Appearing on the ABC’s Afternoon Briefing Brown told host Patricia Karvelas that while some of the worst provisions included in earlier versions of the bill had been removed, there were still many areas […]

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Victoria moves to protect LGBTQ+ staff at religious schools & organisations

Victoria moves to protect LGBTQ+ staff at religious schools & organisations

Australian LGBTQIA+ advocates have welcomed the news this week that the Andrews Government are moving to close gaps in discrimination laws for LGBTQIA+ Victorians. Currently, religious organisations and schools can sack or refuse to hire LGBTQ+ people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, where this is deemed incompatible with the religious beliefs practiced […]

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Rainbow Futures WA release LGBTQIA+ scorecard ahead of election

Rainbow Futures WA release LGBTQIA+ scorecard ahead of election

Local LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Rainbow Futures WA have teamed up with their national peers at Equality Australia to examine the results of their community survey ahead of this weekend’s election. The majority of all respondents said all government services need to do better when dealing with LGBTQIA+ people, but police, aged care and education topped the […]

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State Election 2021: Rainbow Futures WA want to hear from you

State Election 2021: Rainbow Futures WA want to hear from you

With a state election just around the corner, newly formed LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Rainbow Futures WA (RFWA) want to hear from you. RFWA has grown out of a series of community gatherings and events, bringing together members of LGBTQIA+  groups and individuals around the state with a shared mission to ensure the long term viability […]

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SA Government introduces bill to abolish ‘gay panic’ defence

SA Government introduces bill to abolish ‘gay panic’ defence

The South Australian Liberal Government has just introduced a Bill to state parliament that could see the end of the ‘gay panic’ defence in Australia. The legislative relic allows for criminal charges to be downgraded for a killer, if the victim was of the same gender and flirting with the attacker, under the umbrella of “provocation”. […]

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