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Just.Equal Australia LGBTIQA+ Aussies

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 …

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An urgent appeal for more blood donations has reinvigorated debate about Australia’s blood donor policy. A surge in cases of flu and COVID-19 has seen the nation’s stock of blood fall to critical levels. This week, Lifeblood is calling on 17,500 Australians to roll up their sleeve The shortage has been attributed to appointment cancellations …

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Just.Equal Australia today welcomed yesterday’s election result saying Australia enjoys a unique opportunity to move forward on LGBTIQA+ human rights. The group says the defeat of a Liberal Party that devised the discriminatory Religious Discrimination Bill, the thumping defeat of anti-transgender candidate, Katherine Deves, as well as the victory of Green, teal and independent candidates …

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Veteran activist Rodney Croome looks at likely outcomes for LGBTIQA+ Australians in the event of a Coalition, Labor or minority government. It’s not hard to predict what each of the possible election outcomes will mean for LGBTIQA+ people. Here’s what I foresee when I consider the parties’ behaviour over the last three years, together with …

LGBTIQ+ lobby

LGBTIQ+ lobby group Just.Equal Australia has joined the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) in calling on the ALP to explain exactly what a finalised Albanese Government Religious Discrimination Bill will contain. The NCEC recently wrote to Labor. The commission asked for a response to its questions by 29 April to inform its stakeholders before the …

federal labor policy

Federal Labor policy going into the May federal election will allow the purging of LGBTQ+ teachers from faith schools. Brian Greig is a spokesperson for Just-Equal Australia and former Federal senator. In the recent debate on the Religious Discrimination Bill, Labor voted with the Coalition to oppose protections for teachers. In a subsequent statement from …

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International research shows Australia can safely drop the gay blood ban. A report by Dr Sharon Dane recommends the country instead adopt a policy of individual risk assessment. Dr Dane says that would subsequently increase the available supply of safe blood. Countries including the UK, the Netherlands, Israel and Argentina previously moved to individual risk …

Just.Equal and QNews

National lobby group Just.Equal and QNews recently partnered in an effort to stop the Federal Coalition’s planned Religious Freedom Bill. Just.Equal recently published a 12-page glossy brochure targeted at every federal MP. It outlines the four main elements of the Bill that would cause harm to LGBTI people and others. QNews was keen to be a …

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Perth Theatre Trust (PTT) announced today it would allow the Australian Christian Lobby to hire state-owned facilities despite an earlier refusal to hire either the Albany Entertainment Centre or the Perth Concert Hall to the organisation. ACL attempted to book the venues for The Truth of It LIVE show featuring managing director Martyn Iles. However, PTT …

red cross lifeblood

Red Cross Lifeblood recently eased restrictions on tattooed donors. From last week, Aussies can walk straight from a tattoo parlour and into a Lifeblood centre to donate plasma. But note the word ‘straight’. The restrictions on donations from gay, bisexual and trans (GBT) donors remain. GBT donors must still abstain from sex for twelve months …

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