Make sure our anti-discrimination laws protect everyone.

For decades Australia has been making progress towards becoming a more fair, equal and inclusive society for all, and we must resist any efforts that would take us backwards or create fear and division.

The proposed Religious Discrimination Bill was supposed to prohibit discrimination on the basis of religious belief or activity (including having no religious belief or refusing to engage in religious activity) in certain areas of public life, such as employment, education and the provision of goods and services.

But the Bill that has been drafted threatens our access to healthcare, and undermines inclusive workplaces, schools and services. Laws which should protect religious people from discrimination will be used to hand a licence to discriminate against LGBTIQ+ people, women, people with disability, and others.

Just like with marriage equality, protecting the rights of LGBTIQ+ people,  women, and people with disability from the dangerous elements of this Bill is going to require a coalition of businesses, community organisations, and individuals.

Equality Australia is proud to be working in close partnership with businesses, community organisations, and individual advocates to make sure that laws in the name of religion protect people of faith without winding back protections from discrimination for LGBTIQ+ people,  women, and people with disability.

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