One Nation NSW orchestrates a sham process and an attack on trans and gender diverse youth

6th September 2021 – Equality Australia has today called on the NSW state government and opposition to categorically reject the report of the Parliamentary Education Committee into One Nation’s proposed amendment to education legislation, saying many of the proposals are likely unlawful, and a direct attack on the safety of trans and gender diverse young people in schools.   The report – opposed by committee members Anthony D’Adam (Labor) and David Shoebridge (Greens) – […]

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Community groups welcome Victorian Government’s commitment to strengthening anti-hate protections

2nd September 2021 – Victorian Aboriginal, multicultural and multifaith groups, human rights, women’s and LGBTIQ+ rights organisations have come together to welcome today’s commitment by the Victorian Government to strengthen the state’s anti-hate protections. “As organisations representing the wonderfully diverse people of Victoria, we welcome the Victorian Government’s response to the multi-partisan consensus recommendations of […]

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Abandon flawed Religious Discrimination Bill and bring laws into 21st Century

10th August 2021 – Following reports of widespread discrimination in Christian schools in today’s Nine Papers, Equality Australia has called on the Federal Government to abandon its flawed Religious Discrimination Bill, and instead wind back exemptions to anti-discrimination legislation that allow for faith-based organisations to lawfully discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer […]

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Courtney Act joins advocates to demand LGBTIQ+ people counted in the census

9th August 2021 – Stop leaving LGBTIQ+ people out and count us in – that’s the clarion call of Equality Australia, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, and leading LGBTIQ+ community and health groups as they join forces with Courtney Act ahead of census night to demand inclusion in the next national survey. While this year’s census includes […]

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Victorian government commended for leadership on Intersex rights

12 July 2021 – Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA) and national LGBTIQ+ legal organisation, Equality Australia, have welcomed the Victorian Government’s vision for Victorians with intersex variations, (i) Am Equal. The plan, released today by the Minister for Health and Equality, Martin Foley details the government’s commitment to increasing awareness of innate variations of sex […]

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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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