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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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Falinski says Religious Discrimination bill would not allow Citipointe action

Falinski says Religious Discrimination bill would not allow Citipointe action

Liberal MP Jason Falinski says the contract put forward by Brisbane’s Citipointe Christian College, that describes homosexuality and bisexuality as destructive to people and society, is appalling – but it would not have been permitted to occur if the government’s proposed Religious Discrimination laws were in place. His claim has been questioned by LGBTIQA+ rights […]

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Advocates say A-G office statement on religious discrimination ‘untrue’

Advocates say A-G office statement on religious discrimination ‘untrue’

LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Just.Equal Australia have drawn attention to a statement from Attorney-General Michaela Cash’s office about the impact of the Religious Discrimination Bill on schools. Published on the website of Network 10’s panel show The Project, Senator Cash’s office was responding to Citipointe Christian College in Brisbane discriminating against LGBTIQ+ students. The statement from the AG’s […]

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Calls for blood donation equality as end to Mad Cow ban considered

Calls for blood donation equality as end to Mad Cow ban considered

Equality advocates are disappointed the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Service continues to ban gay & bi men and some trans folks from blood donation despite Lifeblood’s support for ending the ban on people who lived in the UK in the 1980s and 90s. A blood donor shortage due to the current Covid wave has prompted […]

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Advocates renew calls for changes to blood ban as donations needed

Advocates renew calls for changes to blood ban as donations needed

Just.Equal Australia have renewed their calls for gay & bi men and trans folks to be able to give blood as donations drop due to Covid-19. The Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Service has appealed for 3,200 more donors as the latest Covid-19 wave sees an increase in existing donors who are infected and self-isolating. Currently, […]

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Businesses & unions join community groups in opposing Religious Discrimination Bill

Businesses & unions join community groups in opposing Religious Discrimination Bill

Tasmania’s peak business and union bodies have joined the campaign to protect Tasmania’s ‘gold-standard’ Anti-Discrimination Act from being overridden by the federal Religious Discrimination Bill. Advocates around Australia have been concerned about the effects of the Morrison Goverment’s proposed legislation superseding state-based protections, including anti-discrimination protections and conversion practice bans in Queensland, Victoria and the […]

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Advocates call on PM & Albanese to stand against weakening discrimination protections

Advocates call on PM & Albanese to stand against weakening discrimination protections

Equality advocates have called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese to explain their stance on Tasmania’s “gold-standard” anti-discrimination protections. The Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill will override existing discrimination protections for many Tasmanians, and Labor leader Albanese has not committed his party to voting down this potential override of state legislation. […]

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Equality supporters urged to join campaign against Religious Discrimination Bill

Equality supporters urged to join campaign against Religious Discrimination Bill

Just.Equal Australia and PFLAG Australia have called on supporters of LGBTIQ+ equality to join the campaign against the Religious Discrimination Bill by sending submissions to the two current inquiries into the Bill. The two groups have partnered to establish the Equality not Discrimination campaign website that allows opponents of the Religious Discrimination bill to send […]

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Federal politicians sent brochure ahead of religious freedom legislation

Federal politicians sent brochure ahead of religious freedom legislation

National lobby group, Just.Equal Australia, has upped its campaign against the federal Coalition’s proposed ‘Religious Freedom Bill’. The advocacy group has posted a 12 page glossy brochure to every federal MP and senator. It outlines the four main elements of the Bill in its current form that would cause harm to LGBTIQ+ people and others. […]

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