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Greens call to scrap school chaplain program in LGBTIQ election pledge

The Australian Greens have announced a suite of LGBTIQ policies in the lead-up to the federal election, which will be held before the end of May. The policy platform, unveiled on Friday by the party’s LGBTIQ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice and Victorian Greens candidate Adam Pulford, cover discrimination, health, homelessness, and conversion therapy. Rice said …

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Student anti-discrimination bill could pass Senate this week, Greens say

Greens senator Janet Rice has said that Labor’s anti-discrimination bill to protect LGBTIQ students could pass the Senate when parliament resumes this week. Rice told a rally organised by Equality Australia in Melbourne on Saturday she believes support from the crossbench could allow Labor’s bill, introduced by Senator Penny Wong, to pass its first hurdle. …

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Greens Call For Release Of Religious Freedom Review Report

The Greens have demanded the federal government release the Ruddock religious freedom review panel’s long-awaited report. The religious freedom review, headed by Philip Ruddock, was announced last year to placate conservatives following the passage of same-sex marriage legislation in December. The review panel handed its report to the federal government on May 18 but it …

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Greens Want Postal Survey Savings Spent On LGBTI Mental Health

The Senate has passed a motion calling for the allocated money not spent on the same-sex marriage postal survey to be redirected to mental health services. After the result was announced, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ chief statistician said he was confident the survey had come in at least $20m under it’s $122 million budget. …

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