Gay and lesbian advocacy groups took part in the Rudd Government’s annual human rights forum last week with Attorney-General Robert McClelland.

Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion Ursula Stephens also took part, the day after addressing a controversial Christian anti-gay marriage breakfast in Parliament’s Great Hall.

The agenda included national harmonisation of anti-discrimination laws and a new online forum for non-profit organisations that contribute to social inclusion.

However, no commitment was made to federal laws covering discrimination on the basis of sexuality, gender identity or relationship status.

McClelland said a committee representing federal, state and territory Attorney-General departments would report options on further reforms to ministers in 2010.

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