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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

Comments on the Terms of Reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission Review of Religious Exceptions

May 9, 2019

Comments on the Terms of Reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission Review of Religious Exceptions PIAC provided a short submission in response to the ALRC’s call for comments on the Terms of Reference for its review of religious exceptions … read more

Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018

January 21, 2019

PIAC’s submission built on our previous submissions to the Religious Freedom Review, and a previous Senate Inquiry into discrimination against LGBT students and teachers. This includes calling for the adoption of best practice anti-discrimination legislation, such as the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination … read more

Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee Inquiry into Anti-Discrimination Exceptions for Religious Schools

November 26, 2018

Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee Inquiry into Anti-Discrimination Exceptions for Religious Schools PIAC’s submission argues that the religious exceptions contained in the Sex Discrimination Act 1984(Cth) currently do not strike an appropriate balance between the protection … read more

Submission to the Religious Freedom Review

February 14, 2018

PIAC’s submission discusses the current status of the human right of freedom of religion in Australia, noting that the ALRC observed that ‘Generally speaking, Australians are not constrained in the exercise of religious freedom’. However, there is also an absence … read more

Submission to NT Modernisation of the Anti-Discrimination Act: Discussion Paper

January 31, 2018

PIAC provided a comprehensive submission in response to the Northern Territory Department of the Attorney-General and Justice Discussion Paper looking at modernisation of the Anti-Discrimination Act. This included support for replacing the outdated protected attribute of ‘sexuality’, with sexual orientation, … read more

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