March

20
March
2013

Labor’s lost political will: Greens

Star Observer I Author: Benn Dorrington

"Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby co-convenor Anna Brown said a commissioner was needed to deal with LGBTI concerns just like other appointed commissioners for areas such as race and sex.

“While this is a significant advance for LGBTI people, we need to ensure that that a Commissioner is given responsibility for dealing with our concerns and that broad exemptions for religious bodies do not undermine the effectiveness of these new legal protections, including the risk of watering down the rights of people in states where religious organisations are not permitted to discriminate to the same extent,” she said."

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Categories: March

12
March
2013

Australian Human Rights Commission praises 'Queen's Charter'

Gay News Network I Author: Andrew Shaw

Australian Human Rights Commission praises 'Queen's Charter'

"The Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby’s Anna Brown told GNN although the lack of explicit reference to sexual orientation and gender identity was disappointing, the Charter was nevertheless an important endorsement of equality and non-discrimination."

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Categories: March

20
March
2013

Labor denies lack of courage on social reform

Gay News Network I Author: Ron Hughes

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus announces that the consolidation of the five anti-discrimination reforms will not be progressed. Instead, an amendment to the Sex Discrimination Act to protect Australians against discrimination on the basis of sexuality and gender identity will be introduced.

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Categories: March

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