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Equality Australia

Equality Australia – Equality Australia welcomes PM’s stance on protections for LGBTIQ+ staff and students

March 26, 2024 - Equality Australia has welcomed reports that Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is open to working with the Greens to secure support for reforms that will protect LGBTQ+ students and staff in religious schools. “We welcome this broader approach to ensure these vital protections pass through the parliament,” said Equality Australia Legal Director Ghassan Kassisieh.  […]

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Equality Australia

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

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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OUTInPerth

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 […]

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