human rights

Same-sex pensioners set to suffer under law reform

Homosexual Law Reform proposed by the Rudd Government to end discriminatory practices with regard to pensions still has a long way to go according to Mannie De Saxe of Melbourne Lesbian and Gay Solidarity.

According to Mannie "the Federal Government is about to inflict a new method of elder abuse on the Gay Lesbian Transgender and HIV/AIDS communities, particularly those least able to defend themselves against this new form of discrimination, homophobia and other forms of abuse by targeting same-sex aged, disabled and other disadvantaged most vulnerable people."


Aboriginal people brief Barack Obama before he meets Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

Aboriginal people from many parts of Australia, including the Northern Territory homelands, are expressing their strong opposition to their treatment by the Australian Government in statements sent to President Obama this week. Dr Djiniyini Gondarra, a Traditional Owner of Elcho Island said "I am writing to you as a fellow black citizen of the world, to express my concerns about Australian Government policy, both past and present, which has suppressed Aboriginal culture, languages, land, law and its people since invasion over 200 years ago."


Melbourne Social Forum: In the Hothouse

The 2009 Melbourne Social Forum 'In the Hot-house' festival is
shaping up to be our biggest and best event to date. It's on between
Friday 17th and Sunday 19th April and we are calling out for your
involvement. Run a workshop, hold a stall, volunteer, help promote &
importantly, attend. All the details on how to get involved are below.
Put it in your diary now.


Friday 17th April, 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm Room 11.01 (11th Floor)

Victoria University City Campus, 300 Flinders St