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Tasmanian LGBTIQ+ advocates praise outgoing Premier Will Hodgman

Tasmanian LGBTIQ+ advocates praise outgoing Premier Will Hodgman

Tasmanian LGBTIQ community advocates have praised Will Hodgman, saying they hope the outgoing Premier’s successor will also support LGBTIQ equality and inclusion. After almost two decades in politics, the Liberal Premier of Tasmania made the surprise announcement yesterday that he would be stepping away from his role. “As we approach the halfway mark with two […]

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LGBTIQ+ advocates direct donations to bushfire fundraising efforts

LGBTIQ+ advocates direct donations to bushfire fundraising efforts

just.equal has urged LGBTIQ Australians and their families and allies to contribute to any of the many verified bushfire relief funds that have been established to support the Australian community in this unprecedented crisis. The advocacy group is promoting bushfire relief funds to its large social media following and database, beginning with this post. Co-founder, […]

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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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LGBTI rights advocate Rodney Croome awarded honorary doctorate

LGBTI rights advocate Rodney Croome awarded honorary doctorate

Long-time LGBTIQ equality advocate, Rodney Croome, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Tasmania in recognition of his work. The doctorate was conferred by the Chancellor of the University, Michael Field, at a ceremony in Hobart yesterday. Croome has spent his life advocating for LGBTI rights and is a founding member of […]

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On The Line: Rodney Croome on the Religious Discrimination Bill

On The Line: Rodney Croome on the Religious Discrimination Bill

In early December the Morrison government announced some changes to their contentious Religious Discrimination Bill, after revealing in November the first draft would be reconsidered. LGBTIQ+ advocates have been concerned about the bill since its inception, and these changes have raised new worries that the legislation will provide more avenues for discrimination against queer folks. […]

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Morrison government reveal new draft of Religious Discrimination Bill

Morrison government reveal new draft of Religious Discrimination Bill

The Morrison government have released a new draft of the controversial Religious Discrimination Bill, after withdrawing its first draft in November. The updated bill announced today by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Attorney General Christian Porter has seen some major changes, following criticism from LGBTIQ+ and women’s advocacy groups, as well as approximately 6,000 written […]

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Survey: Majority of voters do not support religious discrimination

Survey: Majority of voters do not support religious discrimination

LGBTIQ+ advocates have renewed calls to review existing discrimination exemptions that allow religious organisations to discriminate against employees in light of the results of a new poll. The YouGov Galaxy survey commissioned by the Centre of Independent Studies and published by News Limited revealed that 64% of respondents do not support religious organisations being allowed […]

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Tasmanian Law Reform Institute to conduct inquiry into conversion practice

Tasmanian Law Reform Institute to conduct inquiry into conversion practice

Tasmania has taken the first step towards legislation that would ban LGBTIQ+ conversion practices. The Tasmanian Law Reform Institute has announced it will conduct an inquiry into the issue. LGBTIQ equality advocates have welcomed the move, with Equality Tasmania spokesperson, Rodney Croome, saying, “Attempts to ‘cure’ or ‘heal’ LGBTIQ people are futile and damaging, so […]

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LGBTI+ advocates call on senate to stop Religious Discrimination Bill

LGBTI+ advocates call on senate to stop Religious Discrimination Bill

LGBTI+ advocates are calling on members of the senate to block the government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill, after the Attorney General released more information about the legislation yesterday. Speaking at the National Press Club, Attorney General Christian Porter highlighted that the bill would be expanded to include protections for religious hospitals and aged care facilities. […]

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Rodney Croome: No more Labor excuses over religious discrimination

Rodney Croome: No more Labor excuses over religious discrimination

OPINION Labor has given numerous excuses for not yet opposing the Religious Discrimination Bill. Here’s why they are all nonsense. We’ve seen it all before…Labor is divided over an LGBTIQ issue so it concocts talking points to deflect attention. It happened when marriage equality first became an issue. To defend its support for Howard’s same-sex […]

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