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Amnesty’s 60 Years of Change

1961
We started

Marriage equality bill passed by the Parliament. All Australians have the right to equal treatment under the law. Whilst there never should have been a postal vote, Amnesty did everything we could to secure a YES vote. This included flash mobs on the beach and inspiring blogs by the LGBTQI community. Everyday we stood in solidarity with those experiencing a very difficult time.

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1962
Go forward

Marriage equality bill passed by the Parliament. All Australians have the right to equal treatment under the law. Whilst there never should have been a postal vote, Amnesty did everything we could to secure a YES vote. This included flash mobs on the beach and inspiring blogs by the LGBTQI community. Everyday we stood in solidarity with those experiencing a very difficult time.

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1963
‘Love In Taylor Square’: Solidarity event for the LGBTQI community

The marriage equality debate has been a very stressful and difficult time for many people in the LGBTQI community, and until the result is announced, there will be continued negative commentary that will affect particularly young people and families. That’s why Amnesty International Australia is hosting a special solidarity sunset event Love in Taylor Square! […]

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1964
‘My dad was attacked by pirates 7 times’

14-year old Sophie Nguyen from Collingwood College in Victoria is a winner in our Junior Blogging Competition. Here she reveals her father’s heroic journey to Australia by boat over 30 years ago and her wish for Australia to help refugees reach safety. Recently, the global refugee crisis has become a widely discussed issue. What I […]

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1965
Overrided title

On International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, we celebrate the recent release of three anti-slavery activists, and the reduced sentence of 10 others in Mauritania who have been imprisoned since 30 June. The Appeal Court ruling in Mauritania acquitted and ordered the release of three anti-slavery activists, and reduced the sentence of 10 others – including […]

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