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One Bill to Beat Discrimination

The federal government is planning to consolidate its national anti-discrimination laws – getting specific about those who discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. A draft bill revealed this week by Attorney-General Nicola Roxon (pictured) and Senator Penny Wong aims to consolidate five separate pieces statutes into one piece of legislation covering a range of possible discrimination about race, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, among several others.

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25th November 2012 22:43

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Oceania

Submissions by various Australian LGBT groups were received to inform the draft legislation, including the NSW Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby, Transgender Victoria, the National LGBTI Health Alliance, the Victorian Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby, and the Tasmanian Gay & Lesbian Rights Group.

The Australian Government’s draft Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 is available to view online here.

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