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Marriage equality

The Australian Human Rights Commission considers that the fundamental human rights principle of equality means that civil marriage should be available, without discrimination, to all couples, regardless of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity. Position Paper Marriage equality in a changing...
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Sogi's Story

This is SOGI’s Story, but it’s many others too. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is pervasive across many parts of the world. Addressing this burden of discrimination has been identified as a key issue by the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights...
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SOGII Rights

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Intersex Rights Final report released 10 June 2015. Click here for the report Former Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson, conducted consultations to explore key rights issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in...
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New protection

Laws against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Equality

Do you think you have been discriminated against in employment for reasons relating to your sexuality? See our Complaints page for information on how to make a complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission.
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Same Sex: Same Entitlements

In the Same-Sex: Same Entitlements report (see below) the Commission recommended that the Australian Government amend laws which discriminate against same-sex couples and their children in the area of financial and work-related entitlements and benefits. Following the report, at the end of 2008, the...