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 public to-ing and fro-ing as the postal survey has played out.

The results are due to be released next Wednesday, but a YouGov poll out today found...

Discussion paper

16 Oct 2017

While a number of initiatives exist to address the needs of LGBTI children and young people, there is a lack of clear direction and oversight at a more systemic level. There is no clear responsibility across the WA State government to ensure the rights and...


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...


1 Sep 2017

Trans young people are at very high risk for poor mental health, self-harming and suicide attempts. Around 3 in every 4 trans young people have experienced anxiety or depression. Four out of 5 trans young people have ever engaged in self-harm, and almost 1 in...


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 in early...


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

In this report, the Safe Schools Coalition Australia (SSCA) was analysed in comparison to other models of support for same-sex-attracted (SSA), intersex and gender-diverse students in Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Safe Schools Coalition Australia is a national coalition...


1 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 communities to access services.

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.'