‘Stunning rebuke of the politics of division’ – LGBTIQ+ group

22 May 2022 – National LGBTIQ+ group, Equality Australia, has responded to this weekend’s election result, saying that it’s clear voters across the country have rejected the politics of division. “This election campaign, some have tried to divide the community, using the lives of one of the most marginalised groups of people in the country […]

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Parties must commit to discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people

Media Release: “Raise the standard for everyone” – Equality Australia calls on all parties to commit to discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people in religious organisations 16 May 2022 – National LGBTIQ+ group, Equality Australia, has called on whoever forms government this election to act swiftly to protect LGBTQ+ people from discrimination in religious organisations, saying […]

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Attacks on trans people costing votes in Wentworth, Parramatta: new poll

24 April 2022 – National LGBTIQ+ group Equality Australia has today called on all political parties and candidates to end the damaging debate on the lives of trans and gender diverse people, releasing new polling that shows voters in two key marginal seats are less likely to vote for candidates that attack LGBTIQ+ people. Two […]

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“Enough is enough” – Nothing to gain from attacking LGBTIQ+ voters says landmark report

11 April 2022 – National LGBTIQ+ group Equality Australia has warned parties and candidates to stop using LGBTIQ+ people as a political football, revealing one in three LGBTIQ+ voters is either undecided or considering changing their vote this election.   The response follows comments by the Prime Minister endorsing the Liberal party’s Warringah candidate, Katherine Deves’ […]

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LGBTIQ+ group calls for multi-partisan support for ‘Equality Act’ in NSW

19 March 2022 – LGBTIQ+ group, Equality Australia, has welcomed Independent Member for Sydney, Alex Greenwich’s ‘Equality Bill’ initiative, calling on all NSW parliamentarians to join together to support removing LGBTIQ+ discrimination from NSW law.  “Every person in our state deserves to live free from discrimination, and be protected from harm, no matter who they […]

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Parents, teachers, equality & health groups welcome NSW Government’s rejection of One Nation anti-LGBTIQ+ bill

16 March 2022 – LGBTIQ+ equality, health and parents’ groups have joined the NSW Teachers Federation in welcoming the NSW government’s outright rejection of One Nation’s anti-LGBTIQ+ Education Bill. “Every child deserves a quality education in a school where they have a place and feel valued,” said Ghassan Kassisieh, Legal Director of Equality Australia. “The […]

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A day of mixed emotions: Equality Australia calls on Senate to amend Religious Discrimination Bill

10 February 2022 – National LGBTIQ+ group Equality Australia has called on the Senate to remove the provisions of the Religious Discrimination Bill that override existing anti-discrimination protections and to strengthen changes to the Sex Discrimination Act to ensure they protect LGBTQ+ students and staff. “Today is a day of mixed emotions for our community. […]

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Olympic champion Ian Thorpe fronts campaign against Religious Discrimination Bill

8 February 2022 – Ian Thorpe AM has teamed up with Equality Australia today to launch a renewed push to oppose the Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill, fronting an advertising campaign across broadcast and digital services nationally.  “I believe in equality for all. But the Religious Discrimination Bill privileges the rights of one group over […]

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Inquiry reports offer no clear pathway to friendless and divisive Religious Discrimination Bill

4 February 2022 – National LGBTIQ+ organisation, Equality Australia, today said the Morrison Government must scrap its flawed religious discrimination reforms, as two separate parliamentary inquiries criticise key aspects of the proposed legislation and fail to solve the wide-ranging problems with the Religious Discrimination Bill. In two reports documenting broad opposition among religious, health, women’s, […]

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‘We’re being locked out’: Morrison Government urged to extend timeline of inquiry into Religious Discrimination Bill

30 November 2021 – National LGBTIQ+ group, Equality Australia, has criticised the Morrison Government’s timeline for the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights’ inquiry into the Religious Discrimination Bill, calling on the Government to extend the timeline so the committee canproperly consider the impact of the proposed laws on vulnerable groups. In her letter referring […]

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