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New South Wales ends forced divorce for people who are transgender

New South Wales ends forced divorce for people who are transgender

The New South Wales parliament has passed laws that remove the requirement for people who are transgender and married to seek a divorce before applying for their gender to be officially changed. The change follows the passage of marriage equality late last year, and is part of steps to ensure that transgender people are not […]

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Victoria allows gender recognition without forced divorce

Victoria allows gender recognition without forced divorce

Transgender Victorians will now be able to stay married to the person they love when they change the gender on their birth certificate with the Andrews Government passing new laws. A similar bill is being introduced in the NSW parliament. The change follows the passage of marriage equality late last year, and is part of […]

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Poll: Australians oppose discrimination against LGBTI teachers, students

Poll: Australians oppose discrimination against LGBTI teachers, students

A new survey has shown that Australians are against current laws that allow religious schools to discriminate against LGBTI students and staff. A YouGov Galaxy Poll commissioned by LGBTI advocacy group just.equal completed a survey of 1015 Australians in April, showing massive opposition to special exemptions for these organisations from anti-discrimination laws. The data showed […]

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Victorian govt move to allow trans people to affirm gender without divorce

Victorian govt move to allow trans people to affirm gender without divorce

Victoria’s state government are set to update their laws to stop forcing trans and gender diverse people having to divorce in order to legally affirm their gender. After the passage of marriage equality under the federal government last year, state governments were given a 12-month window to bring their legislation in line with the new […]

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Queensland moves to remove transgender marriage discrimination

Queensland moves to remove transgender marriage discrimination

Queensland has become the first state to introduce legislation to remove discrimination against transgender people relating to the marriage act and gender recognition. Yesterday the state’s Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath introduced the Birth, Deaths and Marriages Registration Bill into the Queensland parliament. D’Ath said the bill was  an important and necessary amendment to ensure true marriage […]

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Transgender people will be considered in WA law reform

Transgender people will be considered in WA law reform

Confusion has followed an announcement from Western Australian Attorney General John Quigley that stated the government would look into sections of Western Australian law that require people to get divorced before being recognised as having changed gender. People who are transgender and want to be formally recognised as either male or female were left bewildered […]

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Government flags law changes for intersex but not transgender people

The Western Australian government has announced it will push for changes to gender recognition laws for intersex people and those who do not identify as male or female, but transgender people who want to be identified as a gender different to their birth have been left in limbo. Attorney General John Quigley has announced a […]

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Christian Schools Australia say religious protections should be retained

Christian Schools Australia say religious protections should be retained

An national fellowship of Christian Schools are asking for no changes to be made to legal exemptions that allow faith-based schools to discriminate based on sexuality, following the removal of a gay teacher from a Perth college. The West Australian have reported that Christian Schools Australia have written to Attorney General John Quigley and Education Minister […]

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Teacher loses his job after employer finds out he is gay

Teacher loses his job after employer finds out he is gay

After working as a high school teacher for three years Craig Campbell decided to switch to working as a relief teacher, aside from continuing on at the school he was part of the staff at, he also began teaching at a school that was close to his heart. It was the school he’d attended for […]

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Liberals call for Bill Henson photography exhibition to be closed

Liberals call for Bill Henson photography exhibition to be closed

The WA Liberals are pushing to have a photography exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia closed. The Art Gallery of Western Australia is hosting a retrospective of 23 works by acclaimed photographer Bill Henson. Shadow Arts Minister Tony Krsticevic commented on the current exhibition in estimates on Tuesday describing the images in the exhibition […]

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