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.