Equality Australia and the Independent Education Union Victoria Tasmania

Equality Australia exists to improve the wellbeing and circumstances of LGBTIQ+ people in Australia and their families by:

  • Relieving their distress and disadvantage; 
  • Reducing the prevalence and relieving the effects of depression, suicide, anxiety, bullying and homelessness that they experience;
  • Reducing the stigma and discrimination a they experience;
  • Advancing and promoting equality and inclusion; and
  • Enhancing their actual, and sense of ,safety, security and acceptance. We stand together and we stand proud because no one deserves to be treated as less-than for simply being who they are. Not the rainbow family. Not the trans teenager. Not the teacher or student just trying to go to school.
We are working with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people to build the power, voices and influence of our communities to address their suffering. We also work in partnership with other organisations to achieve our aims. 


The Independent Education Union Victoria Tasmania represents 20,000 members in Victorian and Tasmanian non-government schools and educational organisations. 

As a member of the Independent Education Union Victoria Tasmania, you are part of a strong voice for all who work in non-government education. IEU membership entitles you to workplace representation and support, legal advice, professional development and training.

Over the last 100 years, the IEU has tirelessly campaigned for the rights of workers in non-government education settings, by advocating for collective bargaining rights, pay parity with Government schools, long service leave, protection from unfair dismissal, discrimination and redundancy.  The IEU will continue to campaign for the rights of education workers in Victoria and Tasmania and maintain its unwavering commitment to improving the lives of these workers.