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Committee hearing for Mark Latham’s anti-trans bill interrupted by protestors

Committee hearing for Mark Latham’s anti-trans bill interrupted by protestors

The committee hearing on Mark Latham’s anti-trans education bill has begun today, seeing fierce opposition from trans and gender diverse activists, protestors and allies. This morning’s hearing in New South Wales was stalled by protestors from the get-go, with protestors chanting “When trans rights are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!”. […]

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110,000 strong petition against anti-trans bill delivered to NSW MPs

110,000 strong petition against anti-trans bill delivered to NSW MPs

A petition with more than 110,000 signatures opposing Mark Latham’s anti-trans education bill has been delivered to a coalition of Labor and Greens MPs in New South Wales Parliament. The petition targets One Nation’s Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020, which aims to prohibit schools from teaching that trans and gender diverse people exist, […]

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Uniting Network completely rejects Mark Latham’s gender bill

Uniting Network completely rejects Mark Latham’s gender bill

The Uniting Church’s LGBTIQ+ advocacy group has put in a submission to the inquiry looking into Mark Latham’s proposed Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020.  Uniting Network NSW/ACT say they completely reject the proposed bill in its entirety saying it will increase harm to transgender and gender diverse, including increasing chances of suicidality. The […]

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Protest against Basil Zempilas organised for this Saturday

Protest against Basil Zempilas organised for this Saturday

Local LGBTQIA+ advocates have rallied local community members for a protest against Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas. The protest comes after the Lord Mayor made offensive comments about trans, gender diverse and intersex people earlier this week. The Facebook event page begins by declaring “Perth’s new mayor, Basil Zempilas, is nothing but a transphobic and […]

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89 organisations have voiced concern about Mark Latham’s anti-discrimination bill

89 organisations have voiced concern about Mark Latham’s anti-discrimination bill

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has joined 89 organisations in a joint statement and new website opposing One Nation’s Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020 (the Bill) and supporting laws in NSW that protect everyone equally. Today the a joint select committee in the New South Wales parliament has begun hearings relating […]

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NSW protesters defy ban to march against Latham’s anti-trans Bill

NSW protesters defy ban to march against Latham’s anti-trans Bill

LGBTQIA+ advocates and allies in New South Wales took to the streets over the weekend to march against a transphobic Bill currently before the state’s parliament. The protest, led by Community Action for Rainbow Rights (CARR), was organised in opposition to NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham’s Education Bill. The bill would amend the state’s […]

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Lotterywest criticised after it declined to fund Margaret Court

Lotterywest criticised after it declined to fund Margaret Court

Lotterywest has been criticised for a decision not to provide funding to Margaret Court’s Victory Life church. Lotterywest has confirmed that they board unanimously decided not to fund an application from Court’s Victory Life church who had been hoping to buy a new freezer truck to meet growing demand for their charity services.  The funding […]

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NSW leaders urged to stand with trans kids against Mark Latham Bill

NSW leaders urged to stand with trans kids against Mark Latham Bill

New South Wales peak transgender support organisation The Gender Centre has teamed up with just.equal on a new initiative, urging political leaders not to support anti-transgender legislation introduced by Mark Latham. The Education Amendment Bill, put forward by NSW One Nation leader Latham, would prohibit any recognition of trans and gender diverse kids in schools, […]

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Petition to fight Mark Latham’s anti-LGBTIQ+ education bill in NSW

Petition to fight Mark Latham’s anti-LGBTIQ+ education bill in NSW

A petition to prevent the passing of the One Nation-led Education Legislation Amendment Bill in New South Wales is circulating the internet, gathering national support. The petition has garnered almost 60,000 signatures over the last two weeks, demanding the Bill not pass New South Wales state parliament. “It is wrong, unfair and it is discrimination,” […]

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Binary launches anti-trans kit and sends it to 500 schools

Anti-transgender group Binary have launched a tool kit for parents which they say is needed to protect schools from gender fluidity. Binary leader Kirralie Smith says the kit will be available across Australia. The project was launched at New South Wales Parliament House by One Nation’s NSW leader Mark Latham and has the backing of […]

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