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Commentary

12 Sep 2017

The postal marriage survey starts popping into letterboxes today, and if the deadline to return it were this Friday, or next, we know exactly what the result would be: an easy win for Yes.

Opinion polls tell us so. Polls can be wrong, but not by this amount. True, the marriage survey won’...

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Commentary

10 Aug 2017

The same-sex marriage referendum caravan has meandered into the home straight and, barring a successful High Court challenge, Australian opinion pollsters will soon be grappling with estimating voter turnout by demographic, as overseas counterparts have for decades. The ballots will be sent out...

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Guide

01 May 2017

This resource sheet provides information on terminology and phrases used within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) communities. This information is intended to help service providers and practitioners create safe spaces for members of these...

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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-...

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Briefing paper

07 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...

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Fact sheet

25 Sep 2016

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  • 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
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Audio podcast

09 Jun 2016

Overview

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...

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Policy

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...

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Policy

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 marriage equality. The...

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Research report

04 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...

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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.,...

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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...

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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.

Overview

This Guide has been developed to:

  • provide reliable information regarding what
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Bill

01 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.'

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MARRIAGE AMENDMENT...

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Research report

28 May 2015

This study finds that HIV testing by gay and bisexual men in Melbourne continues to increase.

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The Melbourne Gay Community Periodic Survey is a cross-sectional survey of gay and homosexually active men recruited at a range of gay community sites...

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Article

28 May 2015

At this time in history there is much discussion about the meaning of marriage. Some suggest that it is unjustly discriminatory not to allow people with same-sex attraction to marry someone of the same sex. Others believe that marriage is an institution uniting a man and a woman. This pastoral...

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Research report

02 Apr 2015

Based on a national survey of almost 4000 people, the report reveals strong links between psychological distress and drug use among LGBT Australians.

Executive Summary

A Closer Look at Private Lives 2 is a companion to the second Private Lives report...

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Research report

31 Mar 2015

Introduction

This toolkit provides the first comprehensive set of guidelines for tailoring mood-disorder e-therapies to the needs of same-sex attracted people. It gives developers of e-therapies a set of practical recommendations for adjusting e-therapies to more...

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Research report

06 Feb 2014

This pilot project, conducted with young people who identify as gender and sexuality diverse, was undertaken during 2012-2013. It was a collaborative project involving academics from the University of Western Sydney – Professor Kerry Robinson, Dr Peter Bansel, Dr Nida Denson, and Dr Georgia...

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Thesis

01 Jan 2014

The thesis gives a postcolonial and queer analysis of queer lives in Fiji. It asks how queer Fijians negotiate the requirements of racialised and sexualised subjectivity in a context of ongoing social marginalisation. Drawing on Ahmed’s (2006) Queer Phenomenology, I undertake a phenomenological...

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