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Equality supporters urged to join campaign against Religious Discrimination Bill

Equality supporters urged to join campaign against Religious Discrimination Bill

Just.Equal Australia and PFLAG Australia have called on supporters of LGBTIQ+ equality to join the campaign against the Religious Discrimination Bill by sending submissions to the two current inquiries into the Bill. The two groups have partnered to establish the Equality not Discrimination campaign website that allows opponents of the Religious Discrimination bill to send […]

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Just.Equal slam Labor for not opposing Religious Discrimination bill

Just.Equal slam Labor for not opposing Religious Discrimination bill

Just.Equal Australia says many LGBTIQ+ Australians will feel betrayed by Labor’s decision not to vote against the Religious Discrimination Bill if the Party fails to have debate on the bill delayed. The lobby group says bill will override all other state and federal Discrimination Act, allowing denigration and discrimination in the name of “religious freedom” […]

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Just.Equal calls on Labor to reject the Religious Discrimination bill

Just.Equal calls on Labor to reject the Religious Discrimination bill

Just.Equal Australia has launched a new campaign targeted at federal Labor politicians which calls on them to protect anti-discrimination laws by opposing the Religious Discrimination Bill. Spokesperson for Just.Equal, Brian Greig, said Labor needs to hear from vulnerable communities who were deeply alarmed that it might abandon them by supporting the extreme Religious Discrimination Bill. […]

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Advocates have major concerns as Religious Discrimination Bill emerges

Advocates have major concerns as Religious Discrimination Bill emerges

The ongoing case of the Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill has made another major step today, with changes to the legislation revealed in the media. WA Today have reported the bill, inherited by Attorney-General Michaelia Cash from now-backbencher Christian Porter, will not contain a ‘Folau Clause’ that would enshrine the right to offend via faith-based […]

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Federal politicians sent brochure ahead of religious freedom legislation

Federal politicians sent brochure ahead of religious freedom legislation

National lobby group, Just.Equal Australia, has upped its campaign against the federal Coalition’s proposed ‘Religious Freedom Bill’. The advocacy group has posted a 12 page glossy brochure to every federal MP and senator. It outlines the four main elements of the Bill in its current form that would cause harm to LGBTIQ+ people and others. […]

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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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Concern over Lorraine Finlay’s appointment to Human Rights Commission

Concern over Lorraine Finlay’s appointment to Human Rights Commission

Perth legal academic Lorraine Finlay has been named as the newest appointee to the Australian Human Rights Commission, but LGBTIQA+ rights advocates have expressed concern over her selection. just.equal Australia has written to the Australian Human Rights Commission asking that new Human Rights Commissioner not be given the LGBTIQ+ human rights portfolio and have called […]

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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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Calls for Mental Health Minister to tackle conversion practices

Calls for Mental Health Minister to tackle conversion practices

LGBTIQA+ rights organisation just.equal says Western Australia’s Mental Health Minister Stephen Dawson has provided a response to their concerns about conversion and suppression practices, but advocates say his answer is “vague”. The Minister has responded to a letter from just.equal sent in May, which asked for greater detail about what the McGowan government was doing […]

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