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Greens: New laws must not undermine anti-discrimination protections

Greens: New laws must not undermine anti-discrimination protections

The Australian Greens have responded to the news that Prime Minister Scott Morrison is aiming to introduce a Religious Discrimination Act to Parliament early next year. The Greens say that such an Act must not be used to undermine or override state based anti-discrimination laws following the release of the government response to the Ruddock […]

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Greens demand release of Ruddock Review on religious freedom

Greens demand release of Ruddock Review on religious freedom

The Greens are taking action to move the Morrison government toward releasing the Ruddock Review into the state of religious freedom in Australia. The Turnbull-appointed panel led by former Liberal MP Philip Ruddock was due to release the information to the public in March, then in May. At this stage Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s office […]

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Greens call on Philip Ruddock to step down from religious freedom review

Greens call on Philip Ruddock to step down from religious freedom review

The Australian Greens are calling on former Liberal MP Philip Ruddock to resign from his position as chair of the government’s Religious Freedom Review after his appointment as President of the New South Wales Liberal Party. Greens’ Justice spokesperson Senator Nick McKim says the new appointment is a conflict of interest, and makes his position […]

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LGBTI advocates back Greens push for charter of rights

LGBTI advocates have joined calls from The Greens for a senate inquiry into an Australian Charter of Rights. Following the passage of marriage equality last year, The Greens want to see Australia establish a bill of rights to solidify the rights of those who are discriminated against in our country. Greens’ Senator Nick McKim says […]

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Greens call for LGBTIQ asylum seekers on Manus to be brought to Australia

Greens call for LGBTIQ asylum seekers on Manus to be brought to Australia

The Greens have called on the federal government to allow LGBTIQ asylum seekers on Manus Island to be settled in Australia following news the detention centre will close in October this year. The party questioned immigration officials in senate estimates this week, highlighting the risks faced by queer asylum seekers on Manus Island. Greens spokesperson […]

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Reactions to One Nation’s Michelle Meyers’ bizarre Facebook posts

People flood Michelle Meyers pages with rainbows People have responded to One Nation’s Michelle Meyers unearthed comments suggesting that the gay community utilises a covert Nazi-styled mind control program to foster support for marriage equality by flooding her social media pages with rainbow emojis. The personal and professional pages of Meyers were filled with images, […]

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