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LGBTI Rights in Australia


ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

Australian politician Mark Latham pledges to gut transgender rights

Australian One Nation politician Mark Latham has unveiled a series of new anti-transgender policy pledges. Latham was once the leader of Australia’s centre-left Labor Party, but is now a member of the…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2019

Countries that allow gay people to serve in army

Months after Supreme Court decriminalised consensual gay sex between adults, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has reignited the debate around gay rights by insisting that homosexuality is not permissible in the military.…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2018

Australia: What Our Current Anti-Discrimination Laws Mean For LGBTIQ Students And Teachers

On the surface, Australian anti-discrimination laws safeguard queer, trans and non-binary adults and children from discrimination while working and receiving an education. But in reality, our anti-discrimination laws provide a legal shield for…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2018

Political Impasse Stops Protection for LGBTI Students Passing This Year

The government’s bid to legislate this year to protect LGBTI students from discrimination at religious schools has failed because of an impasse over the detail. After weeks of negotiation and tactical maneuvering…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2018

Australia: Liberal senators dig in as divisions over LGBT students widen

Liberal senators have refused to agree to the protection of LGBT students from discrimination unless the current legal exemptions are replaced by other protections for religious freedom. Labor has claimed the move…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2018

What Is it Like Living in Regional Australia as a Part of the LGBTIQA Community?

When Hugo Weaving dances along the red dirt of Broken Hill in evening gloves and an array of sequins, the world watches with affection. However, if a group of teenagers take to the…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

Former High Court judge to marry his partner 50 years after they met

Australia’s first openly gay High Court judge, Michael Kirby, will marry his partner on the 50th anniversary of the day they met. Kirby revealed plans to marry Johan van Vloten during a speech…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2018

Sydney Anglicans to Ban Same-Sex Marriage, Yoga on All Church Property

The Sydney Anglican Church is set to vote on sweeping powers that will ensure that no same-sex marriage services or receptions, meditative yoga or traditional Indigenous smoking ceremonies will be held on…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2018

Senate to Force Debate on LGBTI Teacher Protections Before Wentworth Byelection

The Senate will debate discrimination protections for LGBT teachers on Wednesday and Thursday after a motion moved jointly by Richard Di Natale and Penny Wong was accepted without a vote. The tactic to force…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2018

Muslim Grand Mufti Attacks Gay Teachers Saying They ‘Suffer from a Mental Illness’ and ‘Contradict Nature’

Australia’s most senior Muslim cleric has claimed gay teachers ‘contradict nature’ and suffer from ‘mental illness’. Sheikh Taj El-Din Hilaly made the claims as he weighed into the debate about whether religious…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2018

Shocking New Report Details the Extent of Gay Conversion Therapy in Australia

A new report has detailed the extent of gay conversion therapy in Australia. The landmark report, conducted by La Trobe University and the Human Rights Law Centre, highlights disturbing testimonies from people…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2018

Australia: Liberals Split Over Labor Bid to End Religious Schools’ Ability to Sack Gay Teachers

The Morrison government is split on whether to support Labor’s call to amend discrimination law to prevent religious schools firing gay staff. The Liberal deputy leader, Josh Frydenberg, and candidate for Wentworth…

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