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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Equality Australia, rainbow family allege unlawful discrimination by former Minister, ABS in 2021 Census.

16 September 2022 – National LGBTIQ+ group Equality Australia and April Long (they/them), have today lodged a formal complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission alleging that the Assistant Treasurer (at the time, a position held by Minister Michael Sukkar) and the ABS unlawfully discriminated against April, their family and other LGBTIQ+ people by failing […]

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LGBTIQ+ groups welcome landmark discrimination report

LGBTIQ+ groups welcome landmark discrimination report, call on Queensland Government to urgently remove “don’t ask, don’t tell” provisions  1 September 2022 – National and Queensland LGBTIQ+ groups have today welcomed a landmark Queensland Human Rights Commission report into the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, and called on the Queensland Government to implement all its recommendations so that every […]

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LGBTIQA+ groups welcome WA anti-discrimination commitment

“A roadmap to gold-standard protections”: LGBTIQA+ groups welcome anti-discrimination commitment  16 August 2022 – National and Western Australian LGBTIQA+ groups have today welcomed the announcement by Western Australian Attorney General, John Quigley, that the government will amend the state’s Equal Opportunity Act, including to better protect LGBTIQA+ students and staff in religious schools.   The commitment […]

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Media Release: ‘Chance to lead the nation’

Media Release: ‘Chance to lead the nation’ – LGBTIQ+ groups welcome proposed NT discrimination reforms, urge improvements 18 July 2022 – National and Northern Territory LGBTIQ+ groups, Equality Australia and Rainbow Territory, have today welcomed the release of an exposure draft bill seeking to prohibit religious schools from discriminating against LGBTQ+ staff and improving discrimination […]

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“This needs to stop”: Equality Australia calls for urgent laws to protect LGBTQ+ students

12 July 2022 – National LGBTIQ+ group, Equality Australia, has responded to new reports of discriminatory ‘enrolment contracts’ in religious schools, calling on the newly elected Albanese Government to urgently fulfill its promise to protect LGBTQ+ students and staff in religious schools.   “When a student walks through the school gate, they should feel supported to […]

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