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.

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