Federal anti-discrimination law based on 'sexual orientaion'
Ever since we started Salt Shakers 16 years ago, the homosexual lobby groups have been campaigning for a FEDERAL anti-discrimination law based on 'sexual orientation'. Currently, federal law has anti-discrimination laws based on race and sex.
Under the Howard government, that extension of anti-discrimination laws to include 'sexual orientation' was always firmly resisted. The Rudd Labor government changed 84 laws to 'remove discrimination' and 'anti-discrimination' law is the next step for the 'activists (as well as 'marriage'!). In 2006 ALP Minister Nicola Roxon proposed a draft bill for anti-discrimination law based on 'sexual orientation' - but it was never implemented.
Now the Australian Human Rights Commission is doing a 'Consultation' on the issue (plus discrimination on the basis of 'gender identity'!
They have held two 'Roundtable' meetings - one in Sydney and one in Melbourne. Peter attended the one in Melbourne.
They are not really asking EVERYONE what they think- the Questions for the Roundtable were firmly biased toward accepting and promoting such anti-discrimination laws. The meeting was attended by a wide range of homosexual activists who all told the Commission that they WANT anti-discrimination laws based on 'sexual orientation' and 'gender identity'.
The results of this 'Consultation' will be given to the federal government - to try and persuade them to introduce such laws.
We need to make submissions!
Submissions close on Friday 26 November, 2010.
Click here for the Consultation webpage:
Click here for the Discussion Paper.
A longer 'Research Paper' is ALSO available - click here.
Making your submission
You can make your submission ONLINE - click here.