Australia

LGBTI Rights in Australia


ADDED ON: 10/10/2019

Australian Christian Lobby backs sacking of employees with no ‘Christian sexual ethic’

The Australian Christian Lobby has backed calls for religious businesses such as aged care providers to gain more powers of hiring and firing employees who do not conform to religious teachings. In…

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ADDED ON: 10/08/2019

Questions about sexual orientation and gender identity dumped from census

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has ditched preparations to ask about sexual orientation and gender identity in the 2021 census, although a question on whether people are male, female or non-binary is…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2019

No, there’s no such thing as ‘rapid onset gender dysphoria’

Australian experts have debunked ‘rapid onset gender dysphoria’ in a strongly-worded position statement. The phrase emerged in 2018 and posits that a “social and peer contagion” is responsible for young people identifying…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2019

Australia Post releases marriage equality stamps

Australia Post has unveiled two commemorative stamps to mark the passage of marriage equality nearly two years ago. The majority “yes” vote for same-sex was announced on November 15, 2017. The same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2019

Kal Queers’ monthly event Queer Beers marks new era of greater visibility for LGBT people in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

LGBT people in regional Western Australia say a lack of visible queer communities in country towns and cities makes people feel isolated and less likely to access support services. Geraldton-based Samantha Bentink…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2019

Qantas and Virgin bosses reject Morrison government calls to be silent on social issues

The chief executives of Australia’s major airlines have warned they will not be silent on social issues, with Qantas’s Alan Joyce arguing it was not just “morally right” but also in its…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2019

Inside Australia’s Christian churches where gay people are told they are ‘broken’ and ‘need to be fixed’ before they undergo ‘conversion therapy’

Gay Christians are being sent to 'conversion therapy', an outdated form of 'counselling' which teaches homosexuality is a form of 'brokenness', it has been revealed. An explosive investigation by 60 Minutes showed…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2019

Conservative Christians, feminists unite to fight transgender rights in Australia

Conservative Christians and feminist campaigners may seem unlikely bed fellows – but the two groups have found common cause when it comes to blocking transgender rights in Australia. Both argue that trans…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Strange bed fellows unite to fight trans rights in Australia

Conservative Christians and feminist campaigners may seem unlikely bedfellows - but the two groups have found common cause when it comes to blocking transgender rights in Australia. Both argue that trans women…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2019

Birth certificate reform passes through Victorian Parliament

The Victorian Legislative Council last night passed an amendment to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 (Vic), making it possible for transgender and gender diverse people to change the legal…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2019

Religious discrimination bill: Coalition accused of creating a ‘Trojan horse for hate’

Christian Porter releases bill, which will stop employers from limiting workers’ religious expression in private following fallout from Israel Folau’s sacking. LBTQI advocates have condemned the government’s proposed religious discrimination bill, saying…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2019

Victorian MPs vote to allow trans and gender-diverse to change sex recorded on birth certificate

On Tuesday in Victoria, Australia, a new law was passed to allow trans and gender-diverse people to change their recorded sex on their birth cirtificates. Following much heated debate with reservations from independent…

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