Regardless of your political persuasion, vote for a  GLBTIQ friendly politician in this upcoming election.

Political parties make all sorts of promises during election campaigns.

The Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (VGLRL) has written to the leaders of all political parties contesting the 2007 federal election seeking a commitment to end discrimination in all its forms.

Write to your local politicians now and demand:

  • A commitment to implement the recommendations from HREOC’s recent Same Sex Same Entitlements report;
  • Enactment of national sexual orientation and gender identity anti-discrimination legislation;
  • Non-discriminatory marriage and civil union reforms;
  • Establishment of a GLBTI advisory committee to advise government on GBLTI issues;
  • A foreign policy commitment to end gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination in all its forms;
  • Support for the “Brazilian resolution” at the United Nations on human rights and sexual orientation;
  • Better funding of the National HIV/AIDS strategy; and
  • A commitment to consult on a national charter of human rights and responsibilities.

With your help, we just might end up with a federal government that addresses the above issues and who will be truly inclusive, and recognise non-discrimination as a core value.

Look up your current sitting member here>> and also investigate who else is running in your local area.

Further guidance can be found by visiting our Lobby Now section.

 

 

 

2007 Federal Election - GLBTI Demands & Party Responses

 

The aim of the compilation of these responses is to assist the VGLRL membership and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (GLBTIQ) communities of Victoria to be informed about the party's position on GLBTIQ issues.

In October 2007 the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (VGLRL) wrote to the leaders of all political parties contesting the 2007 federal election seeking commitment to end discrimination in all its forms.

The letter listed a range of demands to political party leaders, including:

  • A commitment to implement the recommendations from HREOC's recent Same Sex Same Entitlements report;
  • Enactment of national sexual orientation and gender identity anti-discrimination legislation;
  • Non-discriminatory marriage and civil union reforms;
  • Establishment of a GLBTI advisory committee to advise government on GBLTI issues;
  • A foreign policy commitment to end gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination in all its forms;
  • Better funding of the National HIV/AIDS strategy;
  • A commitment to consult on a national charter of human rights and responsibilities; and
  • Support for the "Brazilian resolution" at the United Nations on human rights and sexual orientation.

A federal government that addresses these issues will be truly inclusive and recognise non-discrimination as a core value.

The VGLRL believes that only a party that meets these demands can be worthy of our community's trust.

The VGLRL thanks the Liberal Party, the Australian Labor Party, Socialist Alliance, the Democrats and the Greens for their responses.

Download a copy of the summary here

Download a copy of the full report including detailed response from the parties here



SENATE PREFERENCE FLOW ANALYSIS - AUSTRALIAN COALITION FOR EQUALITY

The Coalition for Equality has produced a guide to the flow of preferences in the Senate. This will help LGBT voters better decide how to vote for equality on their Upper House ballot papers. This is a very comprehensive insight to what will happen to your vote if you vote above the line. It is created in terms of LGBT issues and where your vote will end up.

For the guide itself visit: http://coalitionforequality.org.au/election2007/guide.pdf

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