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Greens Welcome New ALP Move for Gay & Lesbian Law Reform

Bob Brown 18 Jun 1998

The Greens have welcomed the ALP"s Anthony Albanese"s flagging of a Superannuation Entitlements of Same Sex Couple"s Bill, to be introduced to parliament next Monday.

"A breakthrough for Labor", says Greens Senator Bob Brown.

"In 13 years of government the ALP failed to tackle the laws which discriminated against same-sex couples in superannuation and other tax and welfare issues.

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'Put One Nation Last' Protests

The Greens are sponsoring community "Put One National Last" protests on

Sunday, June 7, 1998.

Brisbane

11am, Rally starts King George Square.

Sydney

11.30 am Queensland Travel Centre 156 Castlereagh St, City.

Hobart

11am, Wall of Friendship Garden, 188 Collins St, City

Speakers from various community groups threatened by the policies of One Nation will address the protests in each state.

Greens Senator Bob Brown will address the rally in Brisbane.

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Greens Celebrate Historic Gay Law Reform Anniversary

Bob Brown 1 May 1998

Greens today are celebrating the first anniversary of gay law reform in Tasmania. One year ago, Greens" legislation to decriminalise homosexuality passed the Tasmanian parliament giving Tasmania less discriminatory laws than anywhere else in Australia.

"Massive and unacceptable discrimination on the basis of sexuality remains on the Australian statutes in such matters as gay and lesbian partnerships and consequent arrangements for superannuation and even visiting rights in hospitals", Greens Senator Bob Brown said today.

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