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Brisbane mum RJ Miles on marriage, parenthood and defying the doubters

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Transgender and gender diverse children and their parents are among a group of advocates who have travelled to Canberra to call on politicians to deliver amendments to anti-discrimination laws protecting LGBTIQ students from discrimination at school. Following the leaking of parts of the Ruddock religious freedom review, it emerged a little-known legal exemption put in …

A new policy to be debated by the Sydney Anglican diocese that would ban same-sex weddings and the promotion of homosexuality and transgender “ideology” in churches has been panned by queer Christians. The policy would confirm that church-owned buildings can only be used for acts that “conform to the doctrines, tenets and beliefs of the …

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By Emily Gray, RMIT University Over the weekend, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced his government would make amendments to discrimination legislation to make clear no student at a private or religious school should be expelled on the basis of their sexuality. This move now has bipartisan support from Greens, Labor and the Liberals. The question …

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A coalition of Australian LGBTIQ groups have urged the federal government to ensure transgender and gender diverse students aren’t left out of law reform protecting lesbian, gay and bisexual students from discrimination at religious schools. Following the leaking of parts of the religious freedom review, it emerged a little-known exemption permits religious schools to discriminate …

A senior Australian Muslim leader has said gay teachers are “mentally ill” and “contradict nature” amid the debate about whether religious schools should be allowed to sack LGBT staff. The debate around religious exemptions in Australian law has ramped up after the recommendations into Philip Ruddock’s religious freedom review were leaked last week. Sheik Taj …

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Federal Labor has announced it wants planned changes to Australian discrimination laws to go further to prevent religious schools from sacking teachers and staff on the basis of their sexuality, as well as students. On Saturday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that the federal government would move to scrap a rarely-used federal exemption allowing religious …

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‘Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said the government will introduce legislation to prevent religious schools from expelling LGBT students on the basis of their sexuality. A leaked recommendation from the religious freedom review this week drew outrage for recommending enshrining in law the ability of religious schools to discriminate against students on the basis of …

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Greens leader Richard Di Natale has announced plans to introduce a bill to scrap federal laws currently allowing religious schools to discriminate against gay students and teachers. Leaked portions of the religious freedom review panel’s report, published by Fairfax Media, caused outrage on Wednesday for reportedly recommending changes to the federal Sex Discrimination Act explicitly …

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By David Rhodes, Edith Cowan University How children are taught about sex, relationships and sexuality at school is shaping up to be a political hot potato in Australia (again). It’s already been slated to be an issue in the Victorian state elections later this year. That’s just a short time from being on the agenda …

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Australia’s national schools chaplaincy program has received $247 million in funding “on a permanent basis” in the federal budget and will now be tasked with addressing bullying in schools. “We are extending the national schools chaplaincy program on a permanent basis with a special new anti-bullying focus,” the 2018/19 budget papers read. The budget announcement …

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