Rachel Colvin files discrimination complaint against Ballarat Christian College

CASE SUMMARY Equality Australia is supporting a ground-breaking discrimination complaint made to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal by Mrs Rachel Colvin, a committed Christian and teacher formerly employed by Ballarat Christian College until February 2019. This case is brought under Victoria’s Equal Opportunity Act 2010, which contains protections from discrimination on the basis […]

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Catholic Church condemned for seeking to undermine state anti-discrimination laws

Equality Australia CEO, Anna Brown*, responds to reports today that the Catholic Church is pushing to undermine state-based discrimination laws with new federal measures that are allegedly going to cabinet this morning.  “We’re deeply concerned about the push by institutions like the Catholic Church to enshrine religious privilege. Religious institutions should not be above the laws that apply to everyday Australians […]

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Academic Feminists Endorse Birth Certificate Reform

Over 1000 feminists sign Open Letter in support of trans women

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Birth Certificate reforms pass first hurdle

Victorian Legislative Assembly passes birth certificate reforms for trans people.

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Commissioner’s support for fair Birth Certificate laws welcomed

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner publicly supports trans birth certificate reforms.

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Gay ‘cure’ books removed by Australian retailers

2 August 2019  Angus & Robertson and Dymocks bookstores have reacted swiftly to public pressure calling for them to remove discredited conversion ‘therapy’ books from their stores, following a similar decision by Amazon in July. National LGBTIQ+ advocacy organisation, Equality Australia, launched a petition for the removal of the books in collaboration with conversion ‘therapy’ survivors this week.  The major book […]

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