Australia needs an LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner

To the Honourable President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

The petition of the undersigned shows:

That the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) lacks a stand-alone commissioner dedicated to protecting and promoting LGBTIQA+ human rights.

The AHRC has dedicated commissioners for Sex, Age, Race, Disability, Children, Human Rights and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice.

The absence of an LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner is a weakness in the nation’s human rights framework.

It sends the message that discrimination against LGBTIQA+ Australians is less important than other forms of discrimination. 

We ask that the Senate:

Requests the Government appoint an LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner to the AHRC at the earliest opportunity, and provides the staffing and resources necessary for the Commissioner to fulfil the duties of this full-time role.

Who's signing

Oliver Alley
Lesley Dimmock
felicia smith
James Northwood
Katherine O'Grady
Emma Johnson
John Roy
Tara Roberson
Gregory Curran
Ruth Crouch
Chris McLennan
Sharon Dane
Joe Moreau
Anthony Ferguson
Margaret Loutit-Fox
Evelyn Gray
Bob Hay
Greg Oates
Nick Young
Mez Newman
Roy Smith
Peter Dowde
Michael Barnett
Russell Nankervis
stephanie wood
Eli Crump
Rodney Croome
Ivan Hinton-Teoh
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  • Oliver Alley
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  • felicia smith
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  • James Northwood
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  • Katherine O'Grady
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  • Emma Johnson
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  • John Roy
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  • Tara Roberson
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  • Gregory Curran
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  • Ruth Crouch
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  • Chris McLennan
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  • Sharon Dane
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  • Joe Moreau
    signed 2022-09-04 09:32:51 +1000
  • Anthony Ferguson
    signed 2022-09-03 17:17:13 +1000
  • Margaret Loutit-Fox
    signed 2022-09-03 09:07:53 +1000
  • Evelyn Gray
    signed 2022-09-03 08:33:11 +1000
  • Bob Hay
    signed 2022-09-02 17:06:48 +1000
  • Greg Oates
    signed 2022-09-02 13:03:52 +1000
  • Nick Young
    signed 2022-08-30 22:25:21 +1000
  • Mez Newman
    signed 2022-08-28 19:10:49 +1000
  • Roy Smith
    signed 2022-08-25 14:37:34 +1000
  • Peter Dowde
    signed 2022-08-25 07:47:51 +1000
  • Michael Barnett
    signed 2022-08-24 23:31:04 +1000
  • Russell Nankervis
    signed 2022-08-24 18:45:46 +1000
  • Ivan Hinton-Teoh
    published this page in Current Actions 2022-08-24 18:32:56 +1000
  • stephanie wood
    signed 2022-08-24 18:02:59 +1000
  • Eli Crump
    signed 2022-08-24 17:18:33 +1000
  • Rodney Croome
    signed 2022-08-24 17:17:38 +1000
  • Ivan Hinton-Teoh
    signed 2022-08-24 17:17:24 +1000

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