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Andrews Government backflips on safe injecting room trial because current drug policy ‘not working’

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ABC News, 31/10/2017 Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has said he changed his mind about supporting a safe injecting room trial in inner Melbourne because a jump in the number of overdoses showed the current approach was failing. The Government has confirmed it will hold a two-year trial a centre at heroin hotspot North Richmond under a bold plan that includes tougher penalties for drug...

Factsheet on the new The Marriage Law Survey (Additional Safeguards) Bill 2017

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The Equality Campaign, 18/09/2017 The Marriage Law Survey (Additional Safeguards) Bill 2017 was introduced into parliament (and passed) at the end of last week. Included as a part of the bill was a series of temporary measures to protect people from vilification, harassment or threats of harm during the current postal survey campaign. Also included as a part of the bill is a series of...

National health organisations unite and called on the Government to legislate for marriage equality

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The Equality Campaign, August 2017 More than 35 leading health organisations across the nation – including SHINE SA – have united together and called on the Federal Government to legislate for marriage equality and put an end to marriage discrimination. Tiernan Brady, Executive Director, The Equality Campaign welcomed the statement, “It’s easy in the middle of all the politics to...

Trump-Pence Administration Asserts Civil Rights Laws Won’t Apply to LGBQ People

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The Human Rights Campaign, July 26, 2017 Today, HRC issued the following statement in response to an amicus brief filed by the Department of Justice arguing that Title VII does not protect lesbian, gay, or bisexual people on the basis of sex: “Attacks against the LGBTQ community at all levels of government continue to pour in from the Trump-Pence Administration,” said Sarah Warbelow, HRC Legal...

Three public health reasons why marriage equality is a great idea

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Croakey, April 20, 2017 In the post below, republished with permission from his blog, Sydney epidemiologist Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz shows that, on health grounds alone, the government is obliged to act urgently: Here are three reasons why marriage equality is a win for public health and society in general. 1. For the kids The first go-to argument that any traditional marriage campaigner will rush...

The Personal & the Political: Attitudes towards LGBTI People around the World

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ILGA – International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, October 2016 The ILGA-RIWI Global Attitudes Survey on LGBTI People in partnership with Logo is a new year-on-year survey to gather and assess credible data on public attitudes to particular issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics. Developed in cooperation...

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