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LGBTI Can Join ‘Religious Freedom’ Consultation – AG

LGBTI COMMUNITY URGED TO PARTICIPATE IN GOV’T CONSULTATION   LGBTI groups have been urged to make their views known to the Federal Government about proposed religious discrimination and freedom laws. The…

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The Religious “Freedom” Bill

JUST.EQUAL to LABOR, GREENS & CROSS BENCH: “BLOCK NEW LAWS WEAKENING DISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONS” “Anti-discrimination laws have made Australia an immensely more inclusive and equitable society, and we will strongly oppose…

Open Letter

The government has indicated it will introduce a ‘religious freedom’ bill at the beginning of July. There are grave concerns about this (and so should you) because Labor are now looking to support it in the wake of their election loss. Some sections of the LGBTI community are also talking about a possible ‘compromise’ – but there can be no compromises on equality. Either we are equal, or we are not. I have signed: will you?

What Is To Be Done?

Ever since the election I’ve been struggling to find something useful to say about the future for the Australian LGBTI community, and consistently coming up empty. Fortunately, others have written…

Letter to Warren Entsch MP

Hi Warren,Well, I said I was going to do it, and I finally have. I have left Melbourne and taken up residence in our apartment in Clifton Beach. Which means…

Letter to Leader of the Opposition

Anthony.AlbaneseMP@aph.gov.au mark.dreyfus.mp@aph.gov.au Dear Mr Albanese,I have been a campaigner, writer, journalist and broadcaster on LGBTI rights for almost 50 years: one of the founders of Gay News in London in…

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Fight Not Flannel

‘Conversion therapy’ must be criminalised From reading the press, and posts on Facebook, I was alerted to an apparent contradiction between the attitude of Australian Equality towards Victorian Labor’s proposals…

Shelly Argent on Labor’s Conversion Therapy Proposals

Will religious extremists now consider this ‘therapy’ an act of religious freedom?

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Re: Sex Discrimination (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018

The Senate Legal & Constitutional Affairs Committee is currently taking submissions on the Sex Discrimination (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018. The Bill, introduced by Penny Wong, amends the Sex Discrimination Act…