Media Release
Tuesday May 31st 2021
Just.Equal Australia is disappointed Anthony Albanese has not appointed a Minister for Equality and has called on him to reverse the decision.
Federal Labor had an Equality Spokesperson for three years prior to the 2019 election but Mr Albanese scuttled the role after Labor's loss.
Just.Equal Australia spokesperson, Sally Goldner AM, said,
"A Federal Equality Minister would ensure a voice for the LGBTIQA+ community at the centre of government."
"It would also show LGBTIQA+ Australians that we are valued citizens again after many years of our rights being eroded and undermined."
"We urge Anthony Albanese to reverse his decision and show that Labor stands with the LGBTIQA+ community."  
When Mr Albanese abolished the equality portfolio in 2019 he said all portfolio holders should consider the needs of LGBTIQA+ people.
Sally Goldner said,
"Clearly Mr Albanese doesn't really believe that because he has appointed ministers responsible for Indigenous Australians, women, youth, multi-cultural communities and veterans."
There are Labor equality ministers and spokespeople in a number of states including Martin Foley in Victoria.
For a copy of this statement on the web, click here
For more information contact Sally Goldner on 0407 946 242.