Trans Awareness Week Events

There are events happening in many places around the country. Find one near you! Trans Christian Allies BreakfastSaturday, 12th November, 9:00am Christ Church, Chippendall Street Milton www.facebook.com/events/832921427736745   Trans Pride March Melbourne Sunday 13th November, 11:30am Victorian State Library, Swanston street https://www.facebook.com/transpridemarch/  Trans & Friends Festival Illawarra Sunday 13th November, 10am University of Wollongong www.facebook.com/events/433160305595296   Trans Awareness week Flag raising Monday 14th November, […]

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LGBTIQ+ groups welcome landmark discrimination report

LGBTIQ+ groups welcome landmark discrimination report, call on Queensland Government to urgently remove “don’t ask, don’t tell” provisions  1 September 2022 – National and Queensland LGBTIQ+ groups have today welcomed a landmark Queensland Human Rights Commission report into the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, and called on the Queensland Government to implement all its recommendations so that every […]

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LGBTIQA+ groups welcome WA anti-discrimination commitment

“A roadmap to gold-standard protections”: LGBTIQA+ groups welcome anti-discrimination commitment  16 August 2022 – National and Western Australian LGBTIQA+ groups have today welcomed the announcement by Western Australian Attorney General, John Quigley, that the government will amend the state’s Equal Opportunity Act, including to better protect LGBTIQA+ students and staff in religious schools.   The commitment […]

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Media Release: ‘Chance to lead the nation’

Media Release: ‘Chance to lead the nation’ – LGBTIQ+ groups welcome proposed NT discrimination reforms, urge improvements 18 July 2022 – National and Northern Territory LGBTIQ+ groups, Equality Australia and Rainbow Territory, have today welcomed the release of an exposure draft bill seeking to prohibit religious schools from discriminating against LGBTQ+ staff and improving discrimination […]

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“This needs to stop”: Equality Australia calls for urgent laws to protect LGBTQ+ students

12 July 2022 – National LGBTIQ+ group, Equality Australia, has responded to new reports of discriminatory ‘enrolment contracts’ in religious schools, calling on the newly elected Albanese Government to urgently fulfill its promise to protect LGBTQ+ students and staff in religious schools.   “When a student walks through the school gate, they should feel supported to […]

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Media Release: “Count us in” in 2026

“Count us in”: Equality Australia calls on Federal Government to count LGBTIQ+ communities in 2026 28 June 2022 – National LGBTIQ+ organisation Equality Australia has today called on the newly elected Albanese Government to join New Zealand, Canada and the UK in taking steps to count LGBTIQ+ people in the census, saying today’s release of census […]

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Equality Australia warns rugby league of human rights risk

Media Release: Australian human rights group warns rugby league that blanket trans-exclusionary sports bans risk human rights violations  21 June 2022 – Human rights organisation, Equality Australia has today warned International Rugby League and other sport governing bodies considering blanket bans on women who are trans competing against other women that they risk violating fundamental […]

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Parties must commit to discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people

Media Release: “Raise the standard for everyone” – Equality Australia calls on all parties to commit to discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people in religious organisations 16 May 2022 – National LGBTIQ+ group, Equality Australia, has called on whoever forms government this election to act swiftly to protect LGBTQ+ people from discrimination in religious organisations, saying […]

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Media Release: “Lifesaving” – trans equality and clinicians groups defend trans healthcare

10 May 2022 – Trans equality, peer support and healthcare groups have raised alarm and disappointment at the Prime Minister comments regarding medical care for trans young people, inviting him to meet with trans and gender diverse people to educate himself about the challenges they face.   The comments come after the Prime Minster claimed at […]

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