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Calls for new Parliament to take urgent steps to hear LGBTQIA+ concerns

Calls for new Parliament to take urgent steps to hear LGBTQIA+ concerns

LGBTQIA+ advocates are calling on Australian federal politicians to urgently re-establish the Federal Parliamentary Friends of LGBTIQA+ Australians Group. As politicians visit Canberra this week in preparation for the new Parliament, Just.Equal Australia advisor Sally Goldner AM says it’s vital federal MPs hear about issues negatively impacting our communities. “Parliament must act swiftly to show […]

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Just.Equal disappointed that there’s no Minster for Equality

Just.Equal disappointed that there’s no Minster for Equality

Just.Equal Australia is disappointed new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has not appointed a Minister for Equality and has called on him to reverse the decision. Federal Labor had an Equality Spokesperson for three years prior to the 2019 election but Mr Albanese scuttled the role after Labor’s loss. Prior to Albanese taking on the leadership role […]

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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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Advocates urge politicians to hear real issues facing trans folks

Advocates urge politicians to hear real issues facing trans folks

LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Just.Equal Australia are calling on political leaders to debate issues that matter to trans people, including inclusive health care and reducing discrimination, instead of conducting culture wars at trans people’s expense. Just.Equal spokesperson and trans advocate Sally Goldner AM has called on all parties and candidates to listen to trans, gender diverse […]

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Calls for Michaelia Cash to commit to protect anti-conversion laws

Calls for Michaelia Cash to commit to protect anti-conversion laws

just.equal Australia has called on the Federal Liberal Government to follow the lead of Victoria’s Liberal Opposition and affirm Victoria’s landmark law against conversion practices will not be weakened. The call comes in response to anti-LGBTIQ+ religious leaders who have urged the federal government to use its imminent Religious Discrimination Bill to override the Victoria […]

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PM Scott Morrison believes transgender teens affected by identity politics

PM Scott Morrison believes transgender teens affected by identity politics

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he believes transgender youth have more mental health challenges because of ‘identity politics’. “The tragedy of youth suicide is all too common in Australia, particularly amongst younger Australians working through their identity and the pressures of identity politics,” Morrison said in response to criticism of his approach towards transgender youth. The […]

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Victoria allows gender recognition without forced divorce

Victoria allows gender recognition without forced divorce

Transgender Victorians will now be able to stay married to the person they love when they change the gender on their birth certificate with the Andrews Government passing new laws. A similar bill is being introduced in the NSW parliament. The change follows the passage of marriage equality late last year, and is part of […]

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