Victorian Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby #BruneiBoycott

The Victorian Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby (The VGLRL) is urgently calling on the Minister for Transport Hon. Michael McCormack to revoke Royal Brunei Airlines right to land in Australia to ensure the safety of LGBTIQ+ Australians from barbaric new death penalty laws. From Wednesday 3 April 2019, the Brunei Darussalam Syariah Penal Code will allow for inhumane and cruel punishments for queer people, such as death by stoning for consensual acts between same-sex adults. Making Brunei the only country with laws that allow for the execution of LGBTIQ+ people to have landing rights in Australia. A recent update (27 March 2019) on Australia’s SmartTraveller website advises would-be tourists tha

U by Kotex - Women's Month Series

A huge thanks to U by Kotex AUNZ for including me as part of the Women's Month Series! Such an honor to be sitting alongside so many outrageously talented and iconic women who are doing all they can with what they got.

Safe Access Zones Laws held up by High Court

Safe access zone laws in Victoria and Tasmania preventing anti-abortion protesters from harassing women seeking medical treatment will stay, following a judgment delivered by the high court on Wednesday. The court threw out the cases brought by anti-abortion campaigners Kathleen Clubb and Graham Preston in a comprehensive, 200-page decision. Victoria introduced safe access zone laws in 2016 by Australian Sex Party, having campaigned on the issue throughout the 2014 State Federal Election. Congratulations to all those people, groups and campaigners who defended Safe Access Zones all the way! Link: The Guardian

Home Stretch Reform Launches in Victoria!

The Victorian Government has launched the 'Home Stretch' trial in Victoria for 250 young people, who can now choose to stay in care until 21. The $11.6 million trial will support 250 young people over five years, giving those in foster or kinship care the choice to remain, and supporting young people in residential care to find alternative housing. Congratulations to the Home Stretch team for getting this over the line! Link: ABC article

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