CATHOLIC CHURCH CONDEMNED FOR SEEKING TO UNDERMINE STATE ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS

Equality Australia CEO, Anna Brown*, responds to reports today that the Catholic Church is pushing to undermine state-based discrimination laws with new federal measures that are allegedly going to cabinet this morning.  “We’re deeply concerned about the push by institutions like the Catholic Church to enshrine religious privilege. Religious institutions should not be above the laws that apply to everyday Australians […]

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Academic Feminists Endorse Birth Certificate Reform

Over 1000 feminists sign Open Letter in support of trans women

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BIRTH CERTIFICATE REFORMS PASS FIRST HURDLE

Victorian Legislative Assembly passes birth certificate reforms for trans people.

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Commissioner’s support for fair Birth Certificate laws welcomed

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner publicly supports trans birth certificate reforms.

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GAY ‘CURE’ BOOKS REMOVED BY AUSTRALIAN RETAILERS

2 August 2019  Angus & Robertson and Dymocks bookstores have reacted swiftly to public pressure calling for them to remove discredited conversion ‘therapy’ books from their stores, following a similar decision by Amazon in July. National LGBTIQ+ advocacy organisation, Equality Australia, launched a petition for the removal of the books in collaboration with conversion ‘therapy’ survivors this week.  The major book […]

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50+ LGBTIQ organisations and Allies support affirming Religious Discrimination Bill

16 July 2019 More than 50 LGBTIQ+ and ally organisations from all over Australia have released a joint statement in support of an affirming Religious Discrimination Act. Anna Brown*, CEO of Equality Australia, has called on the Government to follow through on their federal election promises and ensure that the as-yet-unseen Religious Discrimination Bill does […]

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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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