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Religious Discrimination Bill misses the mark

September 9, 2019

PIAC has serious concerns about the Exposure Draft Religious Discrimination Bill released by Attorney-General Christian Porter late last month. While PIAC has long advocated for protecting people from discrimination on the grounds of religious belief, this Bill goes much further, … read more

Joint statement in support of religious discrimination protections

July 17, 2019

We, the undersigned LGBTIQ+ advocates, organisations and allies, place on the public record our support for protections from discrimination for people of all faiths, and for people who don’t hold religious beliefs, provided these laws do not sanction new forms … read more

A step in the right direction: CBA to improve accessibility of ‘Albert’ EFTPOS machines

January 10, 2019

Legal action challenging the accessibility of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s touch-screen ‘Albert’ EFTPOS machines for people who are blind or vision impaired has settled, with the CBA agreeing to introduce a range of changes to ensure better accessibility of … read more

Protecting LGBT students against discrimination should be simple. Is Commonwealth Parliament up to the task?

December 5, 2018

The issue of discrimination by religious institutions can appear complex. Ensuring we protect religious freedom while upholding the right to non-discrimination requires balance and nuance. But some things are clear. The treatment of LGBT students in religious schools is one … read more

ALP’s Student Discrimination Bill an Important First Step

November 29, 2018

PIAC has welcomed the ALP’s Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018, introduced by Senator Penny Wong in the Senate this afternoon. ‘This Bill effectively ensures LGBT students can no longer be discriminated against by religious schools simply … read more

Senate Inquiry Recommends Protection for LGBT Students

November 27, 2018

PIAC has welcomed the findings of the Senate Inquiry into Anti-Discrimination Exceptions for Religious Schools, handed down today. ‘The Committee’s report is another step forward in making schools free from discrimination’, said PIAC CEO, Jonathon Hunyor. ‘In particular, we welcome … read more

Ending LGBT discrimination at religious schools: PIAC evidence to Senate Inquiry

November 20, 2018

Appearing before a Senate inquiry yesterday, PIAC has highlighted the changes required to end discrimination against LGBT students, teachers and staff at religious schools. PIAC CEO, Jonathon Hunyor said that the current approach in both the Sex Discrimination Act and … read more

The Government’s Amendments about LGBT Students are Flawed. Here’s why.

October 26, 2018

There is now bipartisan agreement that LGBT students in religious schools should be protected against discrimination. However, there is significant disagreement about how this should be achieved. The Government’s proposed amendments have been published in the media. For the reasons … read more

Discrimination law explainer: how to protect LGBTI students and teachers

October 17, 2018

How can we protect LGBT students and teachers from discrimination? Following reporting by Fairfax media of the recommendations of the Ruddock Review into religious freedom, attention has been focused on the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and … read more

Opinion: Royal Commission highlights appalling conduct of insurers re mental health

September 13, 2018

Round 6 of the Royal Commission into the Financial Services Industry opened this week, with the spotlight turning to insurers. Among the cache of reprehensible conduct laid out in the opening statement of Rowena Orr QC, was how life insurers … read more

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