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.

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Russell Nankervis
stephanie wood
Eli Crump
Rodney Croome
Ivan Hinton-Teoh
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  • Russell Nankervis
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