THE fledgling Australian Equality Party (AEP) recently announced its first policy strategy, one that is focused on LGBTI inclusion and human rights.

And when AEP leader Jason Tuazon-McCheyne launched the policy at Melbourne’s annual Pride March event, it also coincided with another milestone for the party.

“We celebrated three wonderful things: 20 years of Pride March, one year since our founding and, the launch of our very first policy strategy,” Tuazon-McCheyne said in a statement.

“Our first policy strategy puts forward the ideas that we believe will have a dramatic and positive impact on our communities and give us a fairer, kinder Australia that protects the human rights and dignity of all of us.”

AEP is focused on providing a voice for Australia’s LGBTI community, and its policy strategy is anchored in three different values.

The first is equality, to ensure everyone has the same opportunities as others. The second is fairness, to protect people from discrimination, inequality and the abuse of power, while the final value is human rights, to ensure self-determination for everyone through legislation and a dedicated charter.

Tuazon-McCheyne is also a Senate candidate for the 2016 Federal Election.

To read the policy in full, click here

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