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13 Nov 2017

This is a draft Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the definition of marriage and to protect freedom of thought, conscience, religion, expression and association, and for related purposes.

Audio interview

10 Nov 2017

Australians appear to have moved little in their views on same sex marriage, despite two months of heated public discussion.


12 Sep 2017

The 'Yes' campaign needs to be wary of its most enthusiastic supporters, writes Peter Brent.


1 Sep 2017

Trans Pathways is the largest study ever conducted of the mental health and care pathways of trans and gender diverse young people in Australia (859 participants). It is also the first Australian study to incorporate the views of parents and guardians of trans young people...


10 Aug 2017

One divisive figure in Australian politics could decide the result of the same-sex marriage postal vote.


6 Aug 2017

This is a draft Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the definition of marriage and protect religious freedoms, and for related purposes.


28 Jun 2017

This report looks at international experience with schools-based LGBTI anti-bias programs and makes some practical recommendations for the direction of further research so that effective programs can be agreed upon and implemented in schoolsacross Australia.


CFCA Resource Sheet - May 2017
1 May 2017

This is a glossary of common terms used within LGBTIQ+ communities.

Research report

15 Feb 2017

The committee embarked on this task cognisant of the deeply held beliefs and aspirations of people engaged in this national debate, regardless of how they view the institution of marriage. Debate surrounding previous bills introduced, and associated inquiries undertaken, into the issue of same-sex marriage...

Briefing paper

7 Oct 2016

In September 2016, the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) consulted with a small cohort of ‘less visible’ faith leaders innovating within their separate faiths to provide pastoral care to people of diverse sexuality and gender in Victoria. While tensions between faith, ethnicity and sexuality...

Fact sheet

25 Sep 2016

Key messages

The number of same-sex couple parented families in Australia is growing. Acceptance of the equality of same-sex couples is steadily increasing, and is strongest among women and young people. Children raised in same-sex parented families progress emotionally, socially and educationally at the...

Audio podcast

9 Jun 2016


This podcast episode features an interview with Jaz Dawson, a director of the Kaleidoscope Australia Human Rights Foundation .

It discusses an aspect of refugee policy that doesn’t get much media attention: the experiences of asylum seekers trying to escape persecution...


11 May 2016

On an international level, Australia performs well regards to its treatment of its LGBTIQ citizens. This standard of treatment does not, however, extend to LGBTIQ asylum seekers in Australia’s care. They routinely face humiliating and unnecessary scrutiny, are outed in front of fellow asylum seekers...


22 Mar 2016

Right around the world, marriage equality is becoming a reality for many LGBTI couples.

We have an exciting opportunity here – let’s work together and get marriage equality in place.

With the support of the majority of Australians, the time is right for...

Research report

4 Mar 2016

The 2016 Standard for Sex and Gender Variables has yet to incorporate some key recommendations made to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) by the National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance) and participating community organisations. After three years of direct engagement with the ABS, our...

Briefing paper

31 Dec 2015

Intimate partner violence within LGBTIQ relationships was largely unacknowledged until recently and as such has been absent from governmental, policy and service/practice responses to intimate partner violence (Ball & Hayes, 2009). Research in the area has also been scarce (Calton et al., 2015). Government, policy,...

Audio interview

24 Jul 2015

In Queensland there's a growing push for better understanding and support for transgender children in the education system.

Parents of children who identify as gender diverse have now formed a support group in hopes of gaining better treatment and thereby reducing bullying and mental...

Research report

22 Jun 2015

This guide lays out for the first time a framework for processing refugees fleeing persecution because of sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex grounds.


This Guide has been developed to:

provide reliable information regarding what constitutes best practice in determining...


1 Jun 2015

Labor leader Bill Shorten introduced a marriage equality bill to Federal Parliament this week and in his address to the House of Representatives, asked that members 'embrace a definition of marriage that respects, values and includes every Australian.'