Media Alert  Wednesday February 26 

This week business and unions joined organisations as diverse as Uniting Care and the Australian Medical Association in publicly declaring their opposition to the second exposure draft of the Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill. 

Media are invited to hear from Australian Olympic legend Ian Thorpe AM, who will discuss his personal concerns about the impact of this Bill on Australians— including impacts on women, people with disability and LGBTIQ+ people. Ian travelled to Canberra to speak to politicians during the marriage equality debate in 2017 and is returning once more, on the eve of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras parade, to ensure that equality for LGBTIQ+ people is not wound back in the name of religious freedom. 

Ian will be joined by Equality Australia CEO Anna Brown OAM. Equality Australia has been built from the successful YES campaign. Anna will be available to answer technical questions on the Bill.

Thursday 27 February

Australian Parliament House

11am, Courtyard outside Aussies

Contact David Imber, Equality Australia on 0413 274 204


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