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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Senate must stand with trans kids and reject Chandler’s cruel and divisive bill

Tuesday 2 February 2022 – National LGBTIQ+ group Equality Australia has today called on the Senate to stand up for trans people after the Prime Minster told journalists that he supports a private members bill by Senator Claire Chandler that would exclude trans and gender diverse kids and adults from sports.   “Sport should be for […]

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Official Statement on the Religious Discrimination Bill

10 February, 2022 – It’s been a difficult few weeks, particularly for trans young people and queer people of faith, as our lives have once again been the subject of intense media scrutiny and political debate.  But, in promising news, today we’ve had a win.Together, our efforts have stopped the Religious Discrimination Bill becoming law, […]

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Protections for LGBTQ+ people in religious schools must not be contingent on bad Religious Discrimination Bill

3 February 2022 – National LGBTIQ+ rights organisation, Equality Australia, has cautiously welcomed comments by the Prime Minister foreshadowing amendments next week to better protect LGBTQ+ people in religious schools, but has called for the flawed Religious Discrimination Bill to be scrapped, warning that it will result in discrimination on a wider basis.   The Prime […]

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A huge step forward for fairness and equality in Victoria

29 October 2021 – Equality Australia and the Independent Education Union Victoria Tasmania have welcomed the introduction of proposed new laws by the Victorian Government to better protect Victorians from discrimination by religious organisations and called on all members of parliament to support the Bill.   The Government’s Equal Opportunity (Religious Exceptions) Amendment Bill 2021 will narrow carve-outs to the state’s anti-discrimination laws that currently allow religious organisations such as schools and service providers to discriminate against staff, students and people seeking to access services on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or […]

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A demonstration of leadership: LGBTIQ+ group joins union in welcoming Victorian Government anti-discrimination announcement

16 September, 2021 – Equality Australia and the Independent Education Union (Vic) have welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement that it will reform anti-discrimination laws to better protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. “Everyone deserves to live, work and study with dignity and respect, no matter who they are or whom they love”, said Anna […]

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Watch Queer Love In!

You can watch the live stream here: 3pm AEST, on Saturday May 2

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Impact of COVID-19 Survey

We know that this time presents a unique challenge for so many. We’ve been working with organisations across the country to make sure our community is kept informed. From employment to health and wellbeing, to decreased opportunities to connect – COVID-19 is impacting on us all in many ways.   We know that this time presents a […]

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COVID-19 and Australian LGBTIQ+ Communities

We are strong.  We have weathered health crises before and emerged stronger together on the other side.  We have also helped to build a more equal Australia in the face of adversity and discrimination against us, both in the past and present.  But the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) presents us with a new challenge.  Recognising that […]

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