Stand with your LGBTIQ mates

On May 17 people all over Australia will stand against discrimination in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) mates, colleagues and families.

Go rainbow on IDAHOBIT and use the day to publicly stand with the LGBTIQ community. It’s the perfect opportunity for your school or workplace to start small changes that can make a big difference.

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Student and staff development day

 

STUDENT AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY
FRIDAY MAY 17 2019

Student and staff development day in celebration of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

SAISACT invites student representatives and accompanying teachers from act secondary schools and colleges to Hedley Beare Centre.

For a day of unique learning opportunities and networking. More details to follow.

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Changes to ACT anti-discrimination laws affecting ACT schools

ACT Safe and Inclusive Schools (SAIS) Initiative, led by Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT, welcomes the changes to ACT discrimination laws which passed unanimously with cross-party support in the ACT Legislative Assembly on 27 November 2018.

The ACT’s Discrimination Act 1991 makes it unlawful to discriminate on the basis of a range of protected attributes which include sex, gender identity, intersex status and sexuality. They also include age, race, disability, employment status, accommodation status, religious conviction, pregnancy, political conviction, profession, trade, occupation or calling, amongst others.

The new amendments limit the use of exceptions for all protected attributes in schools and educational institutions, while still allowing schools the right to serve specific religious communities.

These changes ensure that protections against discrimination based on these attributes now apply in all ACT schools.

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