Articles tagged with: Senator Penny Wong

16
January
2013

Government won’t budge on religious exemptions

Star Observer I Author: Alex McKinnon

Government won’t budge on religious exemptions

"Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby co-convener Anna Brown said the broad religious exceptions in the Bill were grossly inappropriate and out of step with contemporary Australian values.

“We are concerned about the level of engagement with the faith based community by the Prime Minister. We would like to see an opportunity for LGBTI groups to talk with the Prime Minister about the practical implications of the broad exceptions available for religious organisations,” Brown said.

“Most Australians would be unaware of the ability of businesses such as Sanitarium to discriminate against employees and customers."

Read the full article by Alex McKinnon

Categories: January

20
November
2012

Roxon to bring in laws for gender bias

Sydney Morning Herald I Author: Dan Harrison

Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity would be specifically banned for the first time at the national level, delivering on a 2010 Labor election commitment." 

Read Lobby Convenor, Anna Brown's response to Federal Attorney-General Nicola Roxon's draft laws to consolidate the existing anti-discrimination legislation.

 

 

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