Media Release: Women’s and LGBTIQ+ groups are demanding the Morrison Government deliver on equal protections and consultation

Last night’s Q and A highlighted the Morrison Government’s lack of consultation so far on the proposed Religious Discrimination Act. Diana Sayed^, Campaign Manager for Fair Agenda (a women’s rights campaigning organisation) called on the Morrison Government to ensure that any Act doesn’t give people a licence to discriminate. “It’s important that any reforms in […]

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AG’s religious discrimination proposal would stop employers from providing safe workplaces

8 July 2019  Reports today show that the Commonwealth Attorney-General plans to include a clause in the forthcoming Religious Discrimination Bill that would prevent employers providing a safe workplace for all people.  “Anti-discrimination laws should be a shield, not a sword. It sounds like the Government’s proposal would prevent employers from being able to protect […]

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Self care resource released in advance of Religious Discrimination Bill debate

5 July 2019  In advance of the upcoming debate in federal parliament on religious discrimination, community groups supporting lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex, and queer people have released a self care resource. The resource provides advice on how to limit the negative impact of the anticipated culture wars-style public debate on LGBTQIA+ people, especially those of […]

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Media Release: Christians and LGBTIQ+ people stand together

Christians and LGBTIQ+ people stand together for a fair Religious Discrimination Bill A Pastor at Activate Church, Brad Chilcott, and Equality Australia are calling on the Morrison Government to include affected communities in consultations regarding the Government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill. “Faith-based communities who proactively embrace LGBTQ people need to be heard in this consultation. […]

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Media Release: Delayed introduction of Religious Discrimination Bill

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s decision to delay the introduction of the Religious Discrimination Bill to allow time for further consultation has today been welcomed by national LGBTIQ+ organisation Equality Australia.

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Fairer birth certificate laws for Victoria

Last year, after years of advocacy, and a narrowly defeated Bill in 2016,the Victorian Government passed a Bill to amend the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 (Vic) removing barriers for trans and gender diverse people changing the legal gender on their birth certificates.   Together, we made history. People born in Victoria can now apply for a […]

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Election survey

We believe it’s vital that all voters are informed when they go to the polls on 18 May. We’ve been working hard lobby both sides of politics asking they make their policies and positions clear. So that you know where they stand we’ve surveyed the major parties on issues effecting LGBTIQ+ voters and hosted a […]

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Transgender Day of Visibility

Trans and gender diverse people deserve to be free to live their lives and make their own choices. But today in Australia, trans and gender diverse people continue to be on the front lines of the fight for LGBT equality. We are the ones who are attacked most visibly and directly – whether it be […]

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We’re launching

When we work together, we have the power to change laws and change lives. The resounding YES result of one year ago shows that Australians know that equality makes us stronger. And we are not done yet.

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