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Everything LGBTIQA+ at this week’s ALP National Conference

The Australian Labor Party is taking a more cautious approach on LGBTIQA+ issues than it did in 2019 in the party platform that its delegates will vote to endorse at its National Conference this week. An internal review following the 2019 Federal Election claimed “too much focus” on LGBTIQA+ issues by the Labor party had …

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C+ Report Card for first year of Labor govt

Australian LGBTIQA+ Advocacy group Just.Equal’s Report Card for the first year of the Albanese Labor Government gives the federal Labor Government a score of just C+. Just.Equal says in that first year, the Albanese Government passed just one reform. (Protecting trans and intersex people from workplace discrimination under the Fair Work Act.) It did also …

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Anthony Albanese roasted for Piers Morgan interview

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has discussed Barry Humphries, his upcoming state funeral and gender identity in a baffling interview slammed by LGBTQIA+ advocates. Barry Humphries died last month at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney aged 89 following complications from hip surgery. “There will be a state funeral for Barry Humphries as well, co-hosted by the …

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Albanese Government unveils $19.7 million HIV funding plan

In a statement released on Wednesday, the Anthony Albanese government announced that it will allocate an additional $19.7 million in the 2023-24 Budget to fulfill its promise of eliminating HIV in Australia. The funding package reportedly aims to “address the health disparities experienced by LGBTIQA+ people”. “Australia can be very proud of our efforts to …

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Anthony Albanese 1st sitting PM to march in Mardi Gras

Anthony Albanese will march in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, becoming the first sitting PM to do so. The Prime Minister made the announcement at the official opening of Pride Square in Newtown today. Anthony Albanese said he will march alongside Australia’s first openly gay female parliamentarian, Foreign Minister Penny Wong. Organisers …

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LGBTIQA+ progress under Albanese Government in 2023

Progress on LGBTIQA+ rights under the Albanese government will come from grassroots community activism and from MPs outside the government. Australian human rights activist Rodney Croome AM is a leading advocate for the rights of LGBTIQA+ people in Australia. He is the co-founder of Equality Tasmanian and of Just.Equal Australia. Rodney has been involved in …

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Labor government weakness calls for a strong response

The new Labor government should be trying to revive support from the LGBTIQA+ communities, especially after it voted for the Religious Discrimination Bill earlier this year. But it’s doing exactly the opposite, going soft on our issues, including the Census. The mainstream media has also demonstrated a worrying coyness about LGBTIQA+ issues and public figures. …

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PM Anthony Albanese panned for not appointing Equality Minister

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese unveiled his federal cabinet this week but has disappointed LGBTIQA+ advocates by failing to appoint a Minister for Equality. The members of Albanese’s first full federal cabinet as Prime Minister were sworn in on Wednesday. Federal Labor had an Equality Spokesperson for three years prior to the 2019 election. However Albanese …

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Anthony Albanese Religious Freedom roundtable

Labor leader Anthony Albanese held a Religious Freedom roundtable with about 25 representatives of national peak bodies in Melbourne today. Four representatives of the LGBTIQ communities attended the roundtable. Anna Brown from Equality Australia and Rodney Croome from Equality Tasmania both attended. Ro Allen, Victoria’s Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality and AFAO’s Heath Paynter also …

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Albanese invites LGBTIQ consultation on religious discrimination

Some community representatives recently received invitations from Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese to meet with him for LGBTIQ consultation on the Religious Discriminations Bill. The meeting will take place in Melbourne on 30 January. Just.equal spokesperson Rodney Croome said just.equal welcomed the decision. “The message the organisation would take to Anthony Albanese was to oppose …

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