Australia

LGBTI Rights in Australia


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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ADDED ON: 08/26/2019

How children became the target in a rightwing culture war over gender

Evie is like many 14-year-old girls. After school she likes to hang out with her friends, or go home and watch Netflix. She says she would like to focus on her studies,…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2019

WORLD Australians ‘overwhelmingly’ believe religious groups should not have the right to discriminate against LGBT people

The Galaxy/YouGov poll, commissioned by PFLAG Australia, showed that 63 percent of people in Australia disagreed with religious discrimination against groups like unmarried mothers or people who are divorced, as well as…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2019

Bill to allow transgender people to change birth certificate without surgery clears first hurdle in Victoria

A bill to allow transgender and gender diverse people to change the sex listed on their birth certificate without surgery has cleared its first hurdle, passing the Victorian legislative assembly on Thursday.…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2019

Australian national newspaper condemned for appalling coverage of transgender issues

Journalist Bernard Lane of The Australian newspaper, announced a gender issues section on the broadsheet's website on Friday to widespread criticism from LGBT+ advocates. The section so far has published 18 articles which…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2019

Australia Prime Minister Joins Transgender Policy Backlash

Cricket Australia (CA) have come under fire for a new policy aimed at making the sport inclusive for transgender and gender diverse players, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison describing it as "heavy-handed"…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2019

Australia: Pressure building on Qantas to end LGBT+ deportations

A group of influential LGBT-supportive celebrities have signed an open letter calling on Qantas to end its forced deportations of LGBT+ asylum seekers. Quantas, Australia’s largest airline, has refused to review its…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2019

Australian booksellers petitioned to pull ‘conversion therapy’ titles

Equality Australia have launched a petition calling on Australian booksellers to remove titles promoting harmful LGBTIQ “conversion therapy”. The group’s call comes after Amazon recently agreed to remove “conversion therapy” books from…

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ADDED ON: 07/29/2019

Do LGBT asylum seekers need to look and act queer?

LGBTQI+ Muslims seeking asylum are more successful if they speak, dress and act in accordance with Western notions of homosexuality, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Ethnic…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2019

With Number 96, Australia brought queer people to TV decades before anyone else

Once upon a time Australian TV led the world in shattering LGBT taboos – with the world’s first regular gay character in 1972, followed by a trans character and gay kiss. During…

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