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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....
Wednesday 15 November 2017 to Tuesday 9 January 2018
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Trans, Gender Diverse & Intersex Participation in Australian Sports

In 2015, former Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson, announced a national survey on the participation of transgender, gender diverse and intersex people in sport to ensure their rights are protected in the policies and practices of sporting codes....
Thursday 20 August 2015 to Thursday 3 September 2015
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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...
Tuesday 30 September 2014 to Wednesday 30 September 2015
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SOGII Rights

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Intersex RightsFinal report released 10 June 2015.Click here for the reportFormer Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson, conducted consultations to explore key rights issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual...
Tuesday 2 September 2014 to Wednesday 10 June 2015
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New protection

Laws against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status
Thursday 1 August 2013 to Friday 13 December 2013

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.
Tuesday 1 January 2013 to Sunday 1 December 2013
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Sex Files: the legal recognitionof sex in documents and government records 2009

Sex Files: the legal recognition of sex in documents and government records (2009)In early 2009 the Commission completed a project about the legal recognition of sex in documents and government records.The sex and gender diversity project developed...
Wednesday 1 October 2008 to Monday 30 March 2009
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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...
Sunday 1 January 2006 to Thursday 21 June 2007