Act Now on Equality Laws
Discrimination and inequality can be extremely debilitating, with affected people and their families experiencing negative health, social and economic consequences.
To see a more inclusive Australia, where every person can participate, we need stronger equality laws which address the systemic causes of ongoing social exclusion and disadvantage.
The Greens are committing to consolidating, strengthening and modernising federal anti-discrimination laws by legislating the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Act.
We were incredibly disappointed when the proposed anti-discrimination laws were dumped earlier this year, despite Labor's election promises to consolidate equality laws. Labor has failed the equality test.
But the Greens know that stronger equality laws provide important protections for some of society's most vulnerable people.
We continue to pursue greater equality to protect domestic violence victims, get rid of religious discrimination and simplify the law for people taking action to protect their rights.
The Greens will not walk away - we're still fighting to protect people from being fired, expelled or bullied because of who they are.
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