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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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Equality Tasmania call on PM to tackle LGBTIQA+ discrimination

Equality Tasmania call on PM to tackle LGBTIQA+ discrimination

Tasmanian LGBTIQA+ advocates say Tasmania will be the biggest loser if the Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill is re-introduced and have called on the Prime Minister to show what policies he has that will reduce levels of discrimination against LGBTIQA+ people and the mental ill-health discrimination leads to. The call comes after Scott Morrison’s commitment […]

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Canada lifts blood ban for gay and bi men, trans donors

Canada lifts blood ban for gay and bi men, trans donors

Canada will be ending its ban on blood donation for gay/bi men and trans folks, moving away from a forced abstinence period for most queer potential donors. The nation joins Greece, the UK, Brazil, Iceland and a growing number of countries around the world moving towards individual risk assessment rather than a blanket ban on […]

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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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Advocates call on Australia to accept LGBTIQ+ refugees

Advocates call on Australia to accept LGBTIQ+ refugees

Just.Equal Australia has written to Minister for Immigration, Alex Hawke, urging him to accept LGBTIQ+ refugees from Ukraine. The move comes as the US State Department reveals invading Russian forces have a kill list that includes LGBTIQ+ community members. “We have asked the Australian Government to make it clear that Ukrainian LGBTIQ+ refugees are welcome […]

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“He’s wrong” Albanese’s blunt rebuke to Rodney Croome

“He’s wrong” Albanese’s blunt rebuke to Rodney Croome

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has delivered a blunt rebuke to long standing LGBTIQA+ rights campaigner Rodney Croome. Alex Johnston from WIN TV asked Albanese about comments Croome has made in the wake of the Labor party voting in favour of the Religious Discrimination Bill. “On religious freedoms, what do you say to Rodney Croome, someone […]

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Rodney Croome: What is the Sydney Hindrance?

Rodney Croome: What is the Sydney Hindrance?

OPINION: Rodney Croome AM is a long-time LGBTIQ+ advocate I recently wrote an article in which I referred to “the Sydney Disease” holding Australia back on LGBTIQ+ human rights. Because some people in Sydney took issue with what I wrote I appreciate this opportunity to clarify. Offense was taken by the word “disease” so I’ll […]

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Why I will hand back my Order of Australia if the Religious Discrimination Bill passes

Why I will hand back my Order of Australia if the Religious Discrimination Bill passes

OPINION: Rodney Croome AM is a long-time LGBTIQ+ advocate Tasmania has more to lose than any other state if the Federal Religious Discrimination Bill passes. That’s why I will hand back my Order of Australia if the major parties agree to pass the Bill in its current form. The Federal Bill targets Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Act […]

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Rodney Croome warns ‘the devil is in the detail’ on PM’s pledge

Rodney Croome warns ‘the devil is in the detail’ on PM’s pledge

National lobby group, Just.Equal Australia, has written to moderate Liberals warning them the devil will be in the detail of Prime Minister, Scott Morrison’s, proposal to prevent discrimination against LGBTIQ+ students in faith-based schools. The Prime Minister has said he will protect LGBTIQ+ students from discrimination by faith schools, responding to a renewed push from […]

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Equality advocates say both parties are ignoring the views of Australians

Equality advocates say both parties are ignoring the views of Australians

Equality advocates say both major parties are ignoring the views of the Australian people following the release of reports from two parliamentary inquiries into the Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill Both reports released today endorse the Bill. Just.Equal Australia said the process had been disappointing, claiming that both inquiries were stacked with Government members, and favoured […]

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