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Rodney Croome: We can defeat the religious privilege bill – here’s how

Rodney Croome: We can defeat the religious privilege bill – here’s how

OPINION: Rodney Croome is a long-time LGBTQIA+ advocate. History is repeating. Ahead of the 2004 election the Howard Government sought to wedge Labor and pick up seats in Western Sydney by introducing a bill banning the recognition of same-sex marriages. It was a backlash to growing legal recognition of same-sex partners. It came straight out of […]

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Warren Entsch warns colleagues to “be careful” with religious discrimination bill

Warren Entsch warns colleagues to “be careful” with religious discrimination bill

Liberal MP Warren Entsch has warned his colleagues to be careful how they proceed with the third draft of the Religious Discrimination Bill, warning he’ll have no hesitation in crossing the floor of parliament and voting with the opposition if the bill compromises marriage equality or other LGBTIQ+ rights. Attorney General Michaelia Cash is currently […]

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just.equal seeks urgent meeting with Senator Cash on religious discrimination

just.equal seeks urgent meeting with Senator Cash on religious discrimination

National lobby group, just.equal Australia, has welcomed public concerns about the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill from moderate Liberal Government Party MPs saying it increases pressure on Labor to come out against the Bill. This week Attorney General, Michaelia Cash, announced she would bring a rewrite of the Bill to parliament by December, it’ll be the […]

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Government takes third run at religious discrimination laws

Government takes third run at religious discrimination laws

The Morrison Government will have a third run at creating religious freedom laws with Attorney General Michaelia Cash telling The Australian newspaper she hopes to have legislation before parliament in December. Prime Minister Scott Morrison had originally proposed to have the laws introduced to parliament before Christmas 2019 but successive proposals have been heavily criticised as being unworkable, […]

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Religious discrimination laws back on the agenda for Morrison Government

Religious discrimination laws back on the agenda for Morrison Government

Attorney General Michaelia Cash is reportedly ready to start another round of consultations over the government’s long promised ‘religious freedom’ laws. The proposed legislation has already been through several drafts, but has yet to be submitted to the parliament. Prime Minister Scott Morrison had originally proposed to have the laws introduced to parliament before Christmas […]

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PM accused of failing to deliver on promise to end discrimination

PM accused of failing to deliver on promise to end discrimination

LGBTIQ rights advocates say the Morrison Government has failed to honour its 2018 pre-election commitment to end the legal loophole that allows children to be discriminated against by faith-based schools because of their sexuality or gender identity. This week, in response to questions during Senate Estimates from Victorian Greens Senator, Janet Rice, government representatives said […]

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Is the government about to launch Version 3.0 of the religious discrimination bill?

Is the government about to launch Version 3.0 of the religious discrimination bill?

Former Howard government Minister Kevin Andrews, who is now a backbencher in the Morrison government, has shared with a family group that Attorney General Christian Porter will soon reveal the third iteration of the controversial religious discrimination bill. Andrews, who was recently dumped by the party ahead of the next election, spoke online to Family […]

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PFLAG’s religious discrimination campaign gets huge response

PFLAG’s religious discrimination campaign gets huge response

PFLAG’s new campaign against the government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill is reportedly off to a great start with hundreds of submissions received within just a few days. Leading politicians have received a deluge of hundreds of emails protesting against the Religious Discrimination Bill through a new website unveiled on 2nd January by Parents and Friends […]

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Advocates welcome Labor’s consultation over Religious Discrimination Bill

Just.equal has welcomed Labor leader Anthony Albanese’s decision to consult LGBTIQ community representatives on the Religious Discrimination Bill, saying its message to Mr Albanese will be for Labor to oppose the Bill and educate the public about the danger the Bill poses. Just.equal has been calling for such a consultation since the Bill was first […]

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PFLAG launches new campaign against religious discrimination bill

PFLAG launches new campaign against religious discrimination bill

A new website created by Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG+) will encourage Australians who want to scrap the Religious Discrimination Bill to have their voices heard. Launched today the website outlines advocates belief that a wide variety of Australians will be disadvantaged by the bill including people with disability, women, racial and […]

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