89 organisations concerned with One Nation NSW’s Religion Bill

There are concerns about the impact of the Bill on the right to judgement-free, accessible and safe healthcare, and privileging religious beliefs to the detriment of women, LGBTIQ+ people, people with disabilities and people with different beliefs in workplace, education and service settings.

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South Australia last state to abolish the “gay panic’ defence to murder

October 15 2020 The SA Government is today expected to introduce a Bill outlawing the so called “gay panic” defence to murder.  It is expected that the Bill will, among other things, abolish the common law defence of provocation.   The provocation defence has been used to reduce convictions of murder to manslaughter in circumstances […]

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Historic passage of conversion bill in ACT a pathway to inclusion and healing

August 27 2020 This afternoon the ACT Government has today passed its Sexuality and Gender Identity Conversion Practices Bill.  “While no law can fix a complex social problem on its own, this law is an important step along the way to ending the harm caused by these damaging practices.” said Equality Australia CEO Anna Brown.  […]

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NSW Government throws support behind inquiry into One Nation bill on religious discrimination

The NSW Government has moved a motion establishing an inquiry into a private members bill introduced by One Nation NSW Leader Mark Latham MLC. The announcement of a joint select committee to inquire into the Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020 comes after delays to the introduction of the Federal Government’s Religious Discrimination […]

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COVID-19 magnifies existing inequality for LGBTIQ+ people in Australia

June 11 2020 Equality Australia’s submission to the COVID-19 Senate Inquiry highlights the ways LGBTIQ+ people in Australia have been left behind in our COVID-19 response. The submission, which reports on the results from a survey of over 2600 LGBTIQ+ people, confirms that COVID-19 and Australia’s response to it have magnified existing inequalities for LGBTIQ+ […]

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COVID-19 Submission

COVID-19 has been allowed to magnify existing inequalities for LGBTIQ+ people, particularly in employment, mental health, access to inclusive services, and in finding welcoming and safe spaces.   This submission gives voice to the LGBTIQ+ people of Australia: their key concerns and worries regarding COVID-19 and the government and community response to it, and prominent issues arising from our […]

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What the new birth certificate legislation means to me

Sage Akouri tells us why new Victorian birth certificate legislation means to them For a really long time now I have known that the word on my birth certificate used to define my ‘sex’ has not matched up to my identity and has caused me a lot of distress throughout my life. I have put myself at risk […]

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Anti-vilification protections submission

Equality Australia welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Victorian Parliament’s inquiry into Anti-vilification Protections.  Every LGBTIQ+ Victorian should be able to walk down any street and participate fully in all aspects of public life with their heads held high. That is, without facing or fearing any vilification or hate-based conduct on the […]

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LGBTQ conversion practices submission

Equality Australia’s submission in response to the Victorian Government’s discussion paper regarding Legislative options to implement a ban of conversion practices. Equality Australia stands with survivors of conversion practices, affirming their right to tell their stories on their own terms. We seek to understand their experiences, acknowledge their tribulations, and work with them to move […]

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Watch Queer Love In!

You can watch the live stream here: 3pm AEST, on Saturday May 2

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