A big win in the fight to protect LGBTIQ people from discrimination 🙌


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With the federal election coming up we've been keeping the pressure on both sides of politics to continue to promote LGBTIQ+ equality and stamp out discrimination. And it's working!  

Yesterday the Labor party made the commitment that should they win the election they will remove discrimination from all Commonwealth laws including exemptions that allow religious schools to discriminate against LGBTQ students AND teachers, and stamp out conversion therapy nationally.  

It's a big win for all of us who have been campaigning on these issues and shows the power of our collective voices. We welcome the commitment and look forward to seeing Labor turn promises into law should they form government.  

We believe it's vital that you know where the parties stand before you cast your vote in the upcoming election. That's why we surveyed the major the parties on LGBTIQ+ issues and have compiled their responses for you. 

Check out their responses

Last night we hosted a virtual election forum to ask the questions that you told us were important to you this election. We were joined by Andrew Bragg, Senate Candidate for NSW (Liberal), Senator Louise Pratt, Shadow Assistant Minister for Equality (Labor) and Senator Janet Rice, Spokesperson on LGBTIQ issues (Greens) PLUS over a thousand voters who tuned in for the live stream or watched the recording afterwards. 

Don't worry if missed it - you can still catch it on Facebook. 

We are building a powerful movement to fight for LGBTIQ+ rights and your support is making it possible. We want to say a huge thanks to everyone who donated to us on giveOUTday! We fundraised an amazing $5000 securing us an extra $5000 in match funding.  

Your generosity is makes it possible for us to continue to campaign for LGBTIQ+ rights through this election and into the future.  

In the coming week we encourage you to make your voices heard, ask your candidates where they stand on LGBTIQ+ issue and talk to your family and friends about the issues that matter to you. 

Let's keep LGBTIQ+ equality on the agenda!  

Yours in solidarity,  

Anna Brown  
CEO, Equality Australia 

Australian Government Community Education & Schools Elections Equality

Equality Australia :
Level 17, 461 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Wide
Equality Australia

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