Sun Oct 04, 2009
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Gay Lord slams Victorian Government on new discrimination law
This media release was issued by the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby on 5.10.09.Lord R McDowall, the head of a UK based gay rights charity, the LGBT Network  has sent a stinging letter to the Victorian Premier and Attorney General, Rob Hulls, attacking the proposals to let religious run schools, hospitals and welfare services ban gays and lesbians, unmarried mothers and those of a different faith from employment and accessing their services.
Lord McDowall will also be writing to the Australian Prime Minister, the Governor General and senior figures in the ALP in the coming days to demand action to halt the new laws, which he called ‘Un-Australian.’
“It is the exact opposite of the bedrock of Australian values and principles. It is incompatible with the guiding principles of the Commonwealth of Australia, the right of a fair go, for everyone, regardless of who they are or where they come from.”
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