The federal election was a step forward for LGBTIQA+ Australians.
Scott Morrison's Religious Discrimination Bill and Claire Chandler's anti-trans legislation, both of which would have rolled back existing protections for LGBTIQA+ people, are off the table.
Voters vetoed Katherine Deves hateful anti-trans campaigning. Meanwhile, long-time campaigners against LGBTIQA+ equality, lost their seats, including Eric Abetz, Amanda Stoker, Zed Seselja and Gladys Liu.
Many candidates who support LGBTIQA+ equality were elected or re-elected, including the teal independents, Green, and many Labor members, David Pocock in the ACT, Tammy Tyrell in Tasmania, and Liberal, Bridget Archer.
But that doesn't mean we can relax.