Amnesty International Australia has made a submission to the Office of Alex Greenwich, Independent Member for Sydney, regarding a new Equality Bill for NSW.
The human rights of LGBTQIA+ people in NSW (or born in NSW) are not adequately protected by current NSW legislation and legal structures. This leads to discrimination, lack of access, impacts on wellbeing, inclusion, physical and mental health and serious human rights abuses. The NSW Government must take urgent action to address this situation.
In this context, Amnesty welcomes the creation of an Equality Bill for NSW and appreciates the work of Alex Greenwich and his team as well as the tireless efforts of the LGBTQIA+ community to advocate for equality, dignity, justice and freedom.