A new survey from Just.Equal Australia aims to determine how LGBTIQA+ Aussies and their allies voted in the recent federal election.
Scroll down for a link to the survey. It takes just three minutes to complete.
Anecdotal evidence during the election campaign suggested the LGBTIQA+ communities saw this as a critical election. Numerous social media posts suggested the previous government’s record on issues like religious discrimination strongly influenced the votes of LGBTIQA+ Aussies and allies.
Notably, the 2022 election saw a decrease in the vote for conservative and far-right parties. However, the vote for politically progressive candidates and parties increased. This election also saw the political demise of anti-LGBTIQA+ politicians like Senators Abetz, Stoker and Fierravanti-Wells.
But conservative gay candidates also lost their seats. Despite their sexuality, both Trevor Evans in Brisbane and Tim Wilson in Goldstein lost to notably more progressive candidates. Political opponents criticised both for their level of support for the LGBTIQA+ communities during the religious discrimination debate.
By contrast, Liberal Bridget Archer, who crossed the floor in support of Transgender children, retained her seat of Bass.
The Just.Equal Australia survey
Just.Equal Australia spokesperson Dr Sharon Dane said the results of the survey would inform future lobbying efforts.
“The aim of our survey is to examine the voting behaviour of LGBTIQA+ people and our allies for the 2019 and 2022 federal elections and identify what influenced people’s decision to either change their voting behaviour or continue voting for their prefered party or candidate.
“Just.Equal will use the results in our lobbying of the new Labor Government, the cross-bench Greens and independents, and the Liberal opposition.”
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