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LGBTIQA+ rights groups welcome WA anti-discrimination announcement

National and Western Australian LGBTIQA+ groups have welcomed the announcement by Western Australian Attorney General, John Quigley, that the government will amend the state’s Equal Opportunity Act, including to better protect LGBTIQA+ students and staff in religious schools. The commitment follows the tabling of the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia’s final report into the […]

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Equality Australia warn sporting bodies against blanket transgender bans

Equality Australia warn sporting bodies against blanket transgender bans

Human rights advocates have warned International Rugby League and other sport governing bodies considering blanket bans on trans women following recent changes from swimming’s peak body FINA. The warning comes as the International Rugby League have shown signs of following FINA’s lead, enforcing a temporary ban on trans women as they review their inclusion policy. […]

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Trans advocates warn against trans-exclusionary swimming policy

Trans advocates warn against trans-exclusionary swimming policy

Australian trans folks and LGBTIQ+ advocacy groups are calling on international swimming body FINA to place its new trans-exclusionary policy under review, urging Australian sporting bodies to proceed carefully as the new policy sets a harmful precedent, and warm of violations of human rights principles. Yesterday it was revealed that FINA members voted to change […]

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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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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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