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

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 Geoffrey Nankervis
stephanie wood
Elaine Crump
Rodney Croome
Ivan Hinton-Teoh
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  • John Roy
    signed 2022-09-25 20:54:45 +1000
  • Tara Roberson
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  • Gregory Curran
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  • Ruth Crouch
    signed 2022-09-20 07:16:57 +1000
  • Chris McLennan
    signed 2022-09-06 11:16:07 +1000
  • Sharon Dane
    signed 2022-09-04 13:21:31 +1000
  • Joe Moreau
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  • Anthony Ferguson
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  • 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 Geoffrey 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
  • Elaine 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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