Media Release Monday November 13th 2023 CALL ON LABOR TO SCRAP RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION FOR MISINFORMATION AND DISINFOR
Monday November 13th 2023
CALL ON LABOR TO SCRAP RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION FOR MISINFORMATION AND DISINFORMATION BILL
The LGBTIQA+ equality group says the exemption will allow for the spread of harmful falsehoods about LGBTIQA+ people.
Spokesperson, Sally Goldner said,
"There are already mountains of harmful misinformation and disinformation about LGBTIQA+ people in the public domain, and a religious exemption in the proposed legislation will just make this worse by sending the message that such misinformation and disinformation is okay if it is dressed up as religious doctrine."
"Misinformation and disinformation about LGBTIQA+ people, especially, trans and gender diverse people, is the foundation of discrimination and violence."
"Instead of proposing what is effectively a new religious freedom bill the Australian Government should extend existing national vilification laws to LGBTIQA+ people and other groups."