Equality needed to protect children in rainbow families, say community and rights groups to Adoption review
26 March 2015
Many children will benefit from removing discrimination in adoption laws, the independent review of Victoria’s adoption laws has been told in submissions lodged by community groups this week.
Amelia Bassett, the Co-Convener of the Rainbow Families Council, said that rainbow families around Victoria were pleased to see that adoption equality was one step closer.
"There are hundreds of children living in rainbow families across Victoria who will positively benefit from this important reform. We should focus on a couple's ability to provide a loving and stable family environment, rather than their sexuality,” said Ms Bassett.
20 March 2015
The United Nations’ peak human rights body will tonight be urged to question Australia on its increasingly regressive approach to human rights in the lead up to a major review.
Excessive anti-protest laws in Western Australia risk criminalising peaceful protest & breaching international human rights law
12 March 2015
Proposed legislation being debated today in the Western Australian Parliament risks criminalising peaceful protest in breach of international human rights guarantees.
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