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National LGBTIQ+ group Equality Australia has revealed one in three LGBTIQ+ voters is either undecided or considering changing their vote at next month’s federal election. Equality Australia has released their major survey of over 5,000 LGBTIQ+ voters ahead of the May 21 election. The group says the results represent the views of an estimated 850,000-strong …

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Embattled Brisbane school Citipointe Christian College has responded after it emerged the school asked teachers to sign employment contracts warning they’ll face the sack for expressing homosexuality. The religious primary and secondary school is at Carindale, east of Brisbane. The school faced intense backlash last month for its “discriminatory” anti-gay and anti-trans student enrolment contracts. …

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Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich will introduce a discrimination-busting omnibus Equality Bill to his state’s parliament ahead of Sydney’s WorldPride festival next year. Greenwich, who is gay, announced he’d start months of “multi-partisan” and stakeholder consultation on the new reform legislation. “The equality bill will be ready in time for both Sydney WorldPride, when the …

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A gay man who says he was forced to give up his role at a regional Anglican Church has taken legal action after the Dean allegedly told him and his husband they had to “end their marriage” and “live as friends”. Peter Sanders was formerly the musical director and organist at St Mary’s Anglican Church …

Yvonne Sillett

Decorated army veteran Yvonne Sillett will appear at the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide on Monday. Yvonne was driven out of the Australian Army over her sexuality three years before the government changed policy and allowed gays and lesbians to serve. Yvonne says on the Discharged LGBTI Veterans’ Association website (DLVA) that she …

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More than 120 priests, officials and employees of the Catholic Church in Germany have outed themselves as LGBTIQ to protest discrimination so they can “live openly without fear” in the church. The group of 125 people included priests, religion teachers and administrative employees. They identified themselves as the supporters of a new initiative #OutInChurch calling …

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Federal Labor is sending mixed messages about the Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill, writes Brian Greig. Labor must stop sitting on the fence. For months last year, it has said it will not comment on the Religious Discrimination Bill until it is tabled. Then it was tabled. Now Labor says it will not comment until …

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The Uniting Church in Australia has spoken out against the Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill, declaring the latest draft “does not achieve the balance needed to protect all people.” Prime Minister Scott Morrison introduced the third version of the controversial bill to Parliament last week. But LGBTIQ advocates and legal experts panned the Bill for …

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A lot of urban myth surrounds the topic of written warnings. Miles Heffernan says workplace gossip elevate the supposed ‘three written warnings rule’ to the status of Employment Gospel. ‘But it’s BS. The three written warnings law does not exist.” Have you received a written warning? If so, take it seriously. I get that for …

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The Victorian government plans to ban religious schools from sacking or refusing to hire staff based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Victoria’s Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes said the planned reforms will close a “hurtful gap” in the state’s current anti-discrimination laws. The laws currently allow religious organisations and schools to sack or refuse to …

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