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AG Mark Dreyfus confirms religious discrimination legislation this term

AG Mark Dreyfus confirms religious discrimination legislation this term

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has confirmed to media that the government will introduce religious discrimination legislation this term of Parliament. Speaking on ABC’s RN Breakfast with Patricia Karvelas, Dreyfus said Labor will introduce a Religious Discrimination Bill reflecting Labor policy that says the party “will prohibit discrimination against LGBTQA+ students and teachers in faith-based schools.” Labor policy […]

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Christian Schools call for action on Religious Discrimination laws

Christian Schools call for action on Religious Discrimination laws

A group of organisations representing Christian schools is urging the Albanese government to quickly bring in proposed religious discrimination laws citing new research that they claim shows overwhelming public support for the legislation. The Australian Association of Christian Schools (AACS), Christian Schools Australia and Associated Christian Schools jointly commissioned the report and they say it […]

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LGBTQIA+ advocates lay out agenda for Albanese Government

LGBTQIA+ advocates lay out agenda for Albanese Government

Equality advocates have welcomed the results of yesterday’s election, laying out what they expect for the incoming Albanese Government. National LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Just.Equal Australia say the Labor victory puts Australia in a unique position to move forward on LGBTQIA+ rights, despite Labor’s stance on issues that matter to our communities. The group says the […]

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PM Scott Morrison adamant that Religious Discrimination will be a priority

PM Scott Morrison adamant that Religious Discrimination will be a priority

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told reporters that he is adamant that a Religious Discrimination Bill will be passed before the government considers looking into any protections for gay and transgender students. Over the weekend the PM was repeatedly asked to give a timeline for the reintroduction of the Religious Discrimination legislation, and while the […]

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Stoker signals no changes to Sex Discrimination Act in future agenda

Stoker signals no changes to Sex Discrimination Act in future agenda

Senator Amanda Stoker has laid out her thoughts on how the government will approach the proposed Religious Discrimination Act if reelected next week, saying it was hugely disappointing members of her own party voted against the legislation earlier this year. “It was hugely disappointing.” Senator Stoker said during an online interview with the Australian Christian […]

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PM vows to pass unamended Religious Discrimination bill

PM vows to pass unamended Religious Discrimination bill

The Prime Minister has promised religious groups that if re-elected he’ll take another run at the Religious Discrimination Bill, vowing that this time he would not allow any amendments to protect gay or transgender students. The Prime Minister has promised Religious Discrimination Bill would be passed in the last turn of government, but he pulled […]

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Discrimination protections and mental health on election agenda

Discrimination protections and mental health on election agenda

Tasmanian LGBTIQ equality advocates say their focus during the federal election will be to protect the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act from being weakened by Canberra, as well as appropriate funding for LGBTIQ mental health services. Equality Tasmania spokesperson, Rodney Croome (pictured), said while the Religious Discrimination Bill had been shelved, Tasmanians would be looking for guarantees […]

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Just.Equal have questions for Labor’s Mark Dreyfus

Just.Equal have questions for Labor’s Mark Dreyfus

Rights organisation Just.Equal Australia has written to Labor’s Shadow Attorney General, Mark Dreyfus, asking him to clarify Opposition policy on LGBTQ+ teachers in faith-based schools. Spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said Labor’s stance during the Religious Discrimination Bill debate was at times vague, contradictory and discriminatory. “Labor made it clear it would protect LGBTQ+ students, however, its […]

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Citipointe warns teachers about expressing homosexuality

Citipointe warns teachers about expressing homosexuality

Brisbane’s Citipointe Christian College is back in the news after it was revealed the school has introduced new employment contracts for teachers that warns them against being openly homosexual, having non-monogamous relationships or conducting intimate acts outside of marriage. The school says the wording of it’s staff contracts is now under review, but the move […]

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Mark Latham’s NSW Religious Freedom bill suffers a sudden death

Mark Latham’s NSW Religious Freedom bill suffers a sudden death

One Nation MP Mark Latham attempts to bring in a Religious Freedom bill in New South Wales came to a sudden halt this week when he failed to garner any support for it. The Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equity) Bill failed to get enough support for a second reading, with it being voted down […]

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