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lesbian woman banned from aged care volunteering discrimination royal commission

An 84-year-old lesbian aged care volunteer was left “devastated” after she was told she couldn’t visit residents due to her sexuality. The woman, known as Malloy, said she was “horrified” when reprimanded by the facility where she had regularly volunteered. This week, she told the Australian Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety she …

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transgender healthcare discrimination hospital ward bed stock photo

Many transgender Australians avoid healthcare out of fear of discrimination and abuse and it’s putting their lives at risk, new research has found. La Trobe University PhD student Lucille Kerr surveyed 537 trans and gender diverse people across the country on their experiences in the Australian health system. “We’ve found people being refused care, experiencing …

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attorney general christian porter religious discrimination bill gay conversion therapy

The Uniting Church in Australia has warned the Morrison government’s draft religious discrimination bill would “diminish protections” for LGBTIQ Australians and others. In a submission to government on the draft bill, the Uniting Church’s national leaders warn the bill “leans too heavily in favour of religious freedom over other rights”. The Church takes aim at …

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attorney general christian porter religious discrimination bill religious freedom

Australia’s Human Rights Commission says the Morrison government’s draft Religious Discrimination Bill contains “a few highly problematic provisions” that should be amended. In a submission to Attorney-General Christian Porter (pictured) responding to the draft bill, the Human Rights Commission has highlighted perceived flaws that they warn may cause “unintended and undesirable consequences”. The submission warns …

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Uber Driver taxi rideshare discrimination

A US study has found that Uber and other rideshare app users who appear LGBTIQ are cancelled on by drivers more frequently than other passengers. The researchers looked at bias faced by people of colour on such apps. Previous studies suggest this includes longer wait times and more frequent cancellations. After previous studies, some apps …

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Teach students about sexual harassment and wage theft Student

One of the country’s leading industrial relations experts recently called for schools to teach teenagers about their workplace rights before they enter the workforce. The lessons should include how to deal with wage theft, discrimination and sexual harassment. Miles Heffernan, Litigation Director at Industrial Relations Claims, said it is currently too easy for dodgy employers …

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uber driver lesbian couple discrimination christian religion

An Uber driver has been blocked from using the app after she kicked a lesbian couple out of her car. US woman Kristin Michele said she and her girlfriend, Jenn Mangan, were on their way to a concert in New Jersey when the incident occurred. Michele said about four minutes into the drive, she leaned …

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australian federal police discrimination lesbian officer queensland police gold coast police crime nsw police

A police officer who was repeatedly denied a transfer to the same city as her female partner has lost her discrimination claim against the Australian Federal Police. Detective Sergeant Kathryn Richens claimed the Australian Federal Police discriminated against her due to her relationship with female officer Senior Constable Emma-Kate McPherson. She had sought more than …

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julie passas rainbow flag nsw civil and administration tribunal

A former deputy mayor of a Sydney council must pay compensation after vilifying a gay neighbour in a dispute over a rainbow flag. Inner West councillor Julie Passas’ former neighbour, Daniel Camensoli, took the dispute to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The row began on November 15, 2017, just hours after the announcement of …

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supreme court of tasmania anti-gay flyers discrimination james durston rodney croome

Tasmania’s Supreme Court has fined a man who refused to publicly apologise for distributing anti-gay flyers. James Durston distributed the flyer titled “Homosexuality stats” in the Hobart suburb of Sandy Bay in 2013. The flyers said “homosexuality should not be tolerated” and claimed scripture rejects homosexuality as “utterly abominable”. The anti-gay flyers made false claims …

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