Thursday July 6th 2023
JUST.EQUAL RENEWS CALL FOR LGBTIQA+ HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER
Just.Equal Australia has welcomed the appointment of Prof Anna Cody as the new Sex Discrimination Commissioner, but says a separate LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commisisoner is still needed.
Just.Equal president, Brian Greig, said,
"We welcome Professor Cody's appointment, but she should not be expected to advocate LGBTIQA+ human rights, as is currently the case."
"Australia must have a stand-alone LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner, just as there are commissioners for disability, age, youth, sex, race and Indigenous social justice."
"Despite escalating attacks on LGBTIQA+ human rights, the Australian Human Rights Commission has not published any substantive defensive of our rights since September 2021."
"This shows the need for a dedicated LGBTIQA+ Commissioner."
Labor promised an LGBTIQA+ Commissioner before the 2019 election but that commitment has seemingly been dropped.
For a copy of this statement on the web, click here
For more information contact Brian Greig on 0407 776 961.