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Labor drops LGBTI vilification protections in latest policy document

Labor drops LGBTI vilification protections in latest policy document

Concern has been raised over the Labor Party’s latest draft national policy platform as it removes many of the previous commitments the party had made to LGBTIQA+ rights. Rights group Just.Equal Australia has condemned the party’s decision to weaken what they describe as “the already sparse LGBTIQA+ commitments in its national platform.” LGBTIQA+ advocate, Alastair […]

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MP Stephen Bates calls for Kellie-Jay Keen to be banned from Australia

MP Stephen Bates calls for Kellie-Jay Keen to be banned from Australia

Stephen Bates, The Greens spokesperson for LGBTIQA+ issues, has written to Immigration Minister Andrew Giles asking him to revoke the visa issues to controversial British activist Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull. Keen ,who appears online using the moniker Posie Parker, is a self-described women’s rights campaigner who argues that transgender people should not be allowed in single-sex spaces, […]

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New petition calls for a LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner

New petition calls for a LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner

Just.Equal Australia has launched a new petition calling for an LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner. The Senate will debate the issue when it returns in September. President of Just.Equal Australia, Brian Greig, urged LGBTIQA+ people and their allies to sign. “This may be the best chance we have during this term of Government to show that […]

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Labor knocks back bill to appoint LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner

Labor knocks back bill to appoint LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner

Just.Equal Australia say they are disappointed the Labor Government has scuttled an opportunity to appoint an LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner. On Tuesday in the federal parliament, the Greens moved an amendment supporting an LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner during debate on a Government Bill regarding the transparent appointment of Australian Human Rights Commission commissioners. The amendment […]

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Stephen Bates takes over as Greens spokesperson on LGBTIQA+ issues

Stephen Bates takes over as Greens spokesperson on LGBTIQA+ issues

The Australian Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, has announced the party‚Äôs updated portfolio allocation for the upcoming 47th Parliament, ahead of the first sittings in July. With the dramatic increase in the number of Greens members elected to parliament, the party has reshuffled it’s portfolios with newly elected Queensland MP Stephen Bates taking over responsibility for […]

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Senior Greens speak out against transphobia in Victorian branch

Senior Greens speak out against transphobia in Victorian branch

Members and supporters of The Greens have raised concerns over the election of Victoria’s new convener, highlighting their past of speaking out against trans and gender diverse people. Linda Gale was elected to the position over the weekend, filling a casual vacancy for the position. Greens members have spoken out against Gale’s appointment, pointing to […]

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