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Equality Australia – Discrimination endemic in religious schools around Australia: new report finds

March 25, 2024 - LGBTQ+ discrimination is endemic in religious schools and organisations around Australia, a groundbreaking report by Equality Australia has found. Australia is also out of step with international law and practice and LGBTQ+ students are more likely to attend an independent school that discriminates against them than supports them. Reform is urgently needed at […]

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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 […]

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Equality Australia – Equality Australia welcomes call from AMA to enhance access to gender affirming treatments

February 12, 2024 - National LGBTIQ+ group Equality Australia has welcomed calls by Australia’s peak medical body to urgently improve access to gender-affirming care and to protect the doctors providing it. The Australia Medical Association’s 2023 position statement, published this week, calls on the Federal Government to “urgently enhance access” to gender-affirming treatments, including through the […]
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Equality Australia – Equality Australia welcomes call from AMA to ban LGBTQA+ conversion practices

February 9, 2023 – National LGBTIQ+ group Equality Australia has welcomed calls to ban LGBTQA+ conversion practices from Australia’s peak medical body. The Australian Medical Association’s LGBTQIASB+ 2023 position statement, published this week, calls on state and territory governments to ban practices that intend to change, alter or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender […]
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Equality Australia – SA MLCs urged to vote down an inquiry into gender affirming care

February 6, 2023 – South Australian MLCs are being urged to vote down an inquiry into gender affirming care with health professionals, human rights experts and parents saying it plays politics with essential healthcare. Independent MLC Frank Pangallo has proposed the parliamentary inquiry which will be put to a vote on Wednesday. Rebecca Galdies from the […]
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