Federal LGBTQIA+ Issues
The Federal LNP Government has drafted a "Religious Discrimination Bill" which gives more rights to large religious organisations, to the detriment of minorities, including LGBTQIA+ people, woman, minority faith communities, and disabled people.
This bill will have wide ranging consequences, such as:
removing current protections from discrimination and allowing employers, health care professionals and other service providers to make any offensive statement that is "based on religious beliefs";
giving medical professionals the right to refuse treatment based on religious views; and
allowing organisations to restrict access to publicly funded services to only those whose religious beliefs they agree with.