Equality Australia – Govt urged to act after inquiry backs change to protect students and staff in religious schools

21 March, 2024 – National LGBTIQ+ group Equality Australia and women’s groups are calling on the Federal Government to adopt the recommendations of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s anti-discrimination inquiry.  The ALRC report, tabled in parliament on Thursday, covers religious exemptions for educational institutions under federal anti-discrimination and employment laws.  Justice Stephen Rothman made 11 recommendations, including the […]

OUTInPerth – Pauline Hanson’s latest push for a gender medicine inquiry failed

Senator Pauline Hanson’s latest attempt to establish a parliamentary inquiry into the treatment of adolescents who experience gender dysphoria has failed. On Wednesday the One Nation leader put forward a motion calling for the Community Affairs References Committee asking them to look into a range of issues relating to transgender health care. Senator Hanson’s motion lists […]

OUTInPerth – Ben Dawkins stood alone with no support for his motion on biological sex

After close to two hours of debate, discussion and a dressing down from parliamentary colleagues, newly signed up One Nation MP Ben Dawkins stood alone as the Legislative Council voted on his motion about people who are transgender. The Liberals and Nationals didn’t vote. Leaving the chambers as the bells tolled. Labor, Legalise Cannabis, and […]