Protect us all, equally: Federal government must address religious exemptions to anti-discrimination laws.

17 June 2021 – LGBTIQ+ organisation Equality Australia has responded to media reports that Attorney-General, Michaelia Cash, will bring a redrafted Religious Discrimination Bill to Parliament by the end of the year, calling on the government to deliver a bill that removes existing exemptions to anti-discrimination laws that allow religious organisations to treat LGBTIQ+ people unfairly. […]

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LGBTQ+ teachers and students in faith-based educational institutions need urgent protection

Equality Australia has today called for urgent reforms to protect LGBTQ+ teachers, students and staff in faith-based schools and educational institutions from discrimination, in the wake of an ABC 7:30 report of a well-regarded teacher being fired from a Christian tertiary college in Sydney after becoming engaged to her same-sex partner.   Equality Australia’s call […]

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Coalition of organisations say NSW Parliamentary inquiry into One Nation NSW Religion Bill doesn’t address concerns

A coalition of prominent NSW health bodies, women’s organisations, unions, faith-based groups and LGBTIQ+ community groups have criticised the Joint Select Committee Inquiry report into One Nation’s NSW Religion Bill, saying many concerns regarding the Bill have been ignored. The group of 19 organisations penned an open letter urging the state’s Attorney General to consult […]

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Joint Statement from Equality Australia and Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras: Attacks at Mardi Gras

March 11 2021 Statement from Albert Kruger, CEO, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras and Anna Brown, CEO, Equality Australia: Like you, we were disturbed to hear of people being attacked after the Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday night. To the survivors of these attacks, thank you for speaking up. We celebrate your strength. We hope […]

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Mardi Gras and Equality Australia ‘rise’ in new partnership to support LGBTIQ+ equality

March 5 2021  On the eve of the 2021 Mardi Gras parade, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Equality Australia have announced a partnership working together to advance equality for LGBTIQ+ people. The partnership will include joint campaigns and regular engagement to maximise the ability of the LGBTIQ+ community, and our allies, to stand […]

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Victorians warmly welcome recommendations to protect against hate-based conduct and vilification

March 3 2021  A diverse group of multicultural, faith-based, LGBTIQ+ and other community organisations have joined together to welcome the recommendations of the Inquiry into Anti-Vilification Protections, tabled earlier today in the Victorian Parliament, but have also warned the Victorian Government that the role of enforcement cannot be left to the victims of hate alone. […]

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“Life-saving” conversion practices law passes Victorian Parliament with unprecedented support

February 4 2021  LGBTQ+ advocates and survivors of LGBTQ+ conversion practices have today welcomed the passage of the Victorian Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020.  The Victorian Government Bill, which criminalises LGBTQ+ conversion practices that cause injury and opens up pathways for education, investigation and healing for conversion survivors, passed with 27 to […]

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UN praises Australia on marriage equality, tells government to lift its game on trans and intersex human rights

January 21 2021  Australia has been praised at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva overnight for delivering on marriage equality, while several UN states have urged Australian Governments to do more on LGBTIQ+ human rights, especially for trans and intersex Australians. As part of a UN review of its overall human rights record conducted every […]

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New research shows overwhelming support among Australians on trans equality

January 18 2021  Equality Australia has released groundbreaking research showing overwhelming support among Australians for transgender Australians, including access to supportive schools and gender affirming healthcare. A YouGov poll commissioned by Equality Australia in July 2020, with a representative sample of 1,026 Australians aged 18 years and over, found:  78% of Australians agree that trans people deserve the same rights and protections as other Australians (57% strongly agreeing).    66% of Australians agree […]

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Multicultural voices in support of the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020

Various multi-faith, multicultural LGBTQ+ and allied voices have written an open letter in support of the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020 currently before the Victorian Parliament.

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