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Last weekend’s surprise federal election result will have major negative ramifications on weekend workers’ penalty rates, and will leave the future of LGBTIQ employees, teachers and students in faith-based institutions in limbo. Labor’s Bill Shorten had pledged to end lawful discrimination against gay workers, teachers and students in faith-based institutions, including schools. He also promised …

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LGBTIQ advocates have said the Coalition’s proposed amendments to protect LGBT students from discrimination in religious schools could make things worse, as action on the issue is delayed until the new year due to political deadlock. Prime Minister Scott Morrison proposed a conscience vote on Wednesday – the second last sitting day of parliament for …

Denied Wedding Cake

A Brisbane same-sex couple planning to wed in New Zealand have had their request for a wedding cake refused by a baker who told them same-sex ceremonies are against her beliefs. Moe Barr and Sasha Patrick got engaged last year and had planned a wedding for the small northern New Zealand town of Waipu next …


Philip Ruddock has said that public submissions to the religious freedom review will be published online and the deadline to submit them has been extended. The former Howard Government minister is heading an expert panel to review “whether Australian law adequately protects the human right to religious freedom” following the passage of same-sex marriage legislation …


LGBTIQ advocacy group just.equal have called for a national bill of rights to protect the LGBTIQ community from discrimination.

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Marriage equality advocates have called for LGBTI representation on the review of religious freedom in Australia announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. On Wednesday, Turnbull likely cleared the way for same-sex marriage legislation to be passed by Christmas with the separate review into “whether Australian law adequately protects the human right to religious freedom”. The …