Equality Australia welcomes landmark NT laws protecting LGBTIQ+ people and others from discrimination

23 November 2022 – National LGBTIQ+ organisation Equality Australia has today welcomed the passage of landmark reforms strengthening discrimination protections for Northern Territorians, including LGBTIQ+ people.  “Every Territorian deserves to live, study and work with dignity and respect,” said Equality Australia Legal Director Ghassan Kassisieh.  “This step to modernise the Northern Territory’s anti-discrimination laws for […]

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Equality Australia and Thorpey launch new campaign on five-year anniversary of marriage equality

15 November 2022 – On the five-year anniversary of the marriage equality postal survey, national LGBTIQ+ group Equality Australia has teamed up with Olympic swimming champion and marriage equality campaigner Ian Thorpe to launch YES, What’s Next? The new campaign raises awareness of the work still to be done before LGBTIQ+ people are truly equal in […]

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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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“Don’t squander this opportunity” – Equality Australia urges stronger Respect@Work reforms to protect LGBTIQ+ people

7 November 2022 – National LGBTIQ+ group, Equality Australia, has today welcomed the leadership shown by members of the federal crossbench towards strengthening discrimination protections for LGBTIQ+ people and called on the Albanese Government to take urgent steps to protect LGBTIQ+ people from discrimination. “Everyone deserves to be respected at work,” said Anna Brown, CEO […]

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New inquiry must combat discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in religious organisations

4 November 2022 – National LGBTIQ+ group Equality Australia says a new inquiry into anti-discrimination protections must ensure Australian laws no longer allow discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in religious schools and organisations. Justice Stephen Rothman will lead an Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) review into religious exemptions for educational institutions under federal anti-discrimination and employment laws. […]

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Trans, gender diverse and intersex workers to be protected under new Fair Work Bill

28 October 2022 – National LGBTIQ+ rights organisation Equality Australia has today welcomed steps by the Albanese government to better protect trans, gender diverse and intersex people from discrimination at work. “This is a major win for our communities and a cause for celebration,” said Equality Australian Legal Director Ghassan Kassisieh. “Every worker, including trans, […]

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Share Your Story Of Religious Discrimination

20 October 2022 – Equality Australia is calling on the LGBTIQ+ community to share their personal experiences of discrimination at religious schools and organisations. The national LGBTIQ+ rights organisation is conducting an online survey to hear first-hand from students, teachers and other community members about their encounters with religious schools or faith-based organisations. “We know […]

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LGBTIQ group warns on opening door to new forms of discrimination

20 October 2022 – The Victorian Opposition’s attempt to wind back protections from discrimination in religious schools is an alarming step backwards for all Victorians and the broader community, national LGBTIQ+ rights organisation Equality Australia says. Equality Australia CEO Anna Brown said Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy was playing politics with the lives and livelihoods […]

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Equality Australia welcomes ‘landmark’ reforms to protect LGBTQ+ workers in religious schools, urges Parliament to get the details right

13 October 2022 – National LGBTIQ+ organisation Equality Australia has today congratulated the Northern Territory Government and Attorney General Chansey Paech on introducing a bill prohibiting religious schools from discriminating against LGBTQ+ staff, alongside landmark reforms strengthening discrimination protections for LGBTIQ+ people and others in the Northern Territory. “Our laws should protect all of us, […]

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ABS admits new recommendations required to count LGBTIQ+ people properly in Census

28 September 2022 – The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released an analysis confirming that the approach taken to questions relating to sex in the 2021 Census requires re-evaluation and says it will deliver new recommendations to the government for the 2026 Census. National LGBTIQ+ group Equality Australia says the ABS admission proves that […]

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