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WHO to rename monkeypox virus to avoid discrimination

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The World Health Organization has said it will rename monkeypox to avoid discrimination and stigmatisation as the virus continues to spread among people in an unprecedented global outbreak of the disease. Dr Tedros Ad...

Duty of all NHS staff in England to fight discrimination, review says

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All the NHS’s 1.5m staff in England should tackle discrimination against disadvantaged groups, not just bosses and specialist diversity teams, a major review has concluded. NHS trusts will need fewer equality, diversi...

Working with children: discrimination against trans people in Queensland must end, advocates say

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A legal exemption that makes Queensland the only state to allow employers to discriminate against gender diverse and transgender people when working with children needs to be quashed, advocacy groups say. Queensland’s...

Police chiefs to apologise for ‘racism, discrimination and bias’ in race plan

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Police chiefs will declare they are “ashamed” about racism remaining in law enforcement, and apologise for the “discrimination and bias” still plaguing forces in a new race plan launching next week. The plan from Nati...

Minneapolis police engaged in pattern of racial discrimination, inquiry finds

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The Minneapolis police department has engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination for at least a decade, including stopping and arresting Black people at a higher rate than white people, using force more often on pe...

Ex-P&O Ferries chef sues for unfair dismissal and racial discrimination

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A former P&O Ferries chef is suing the company for £76m over its decision to sack almost 800 staff without notice last month. John Lansdown, the only seafarer to launch a legal action, has filed a tribunal claim a...

Cruz: Biden promise to put Black woman on supreme court is racial discrimination

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The Republican senator Ted Cruz complained on Sunday that Joe Biden’s promise to nominate a Black woman to the supreme court was an instance of racial discrimination – but also claimed the GOP would not drag the event...

Warren Entsch accused of failing to back Liberal MPs on religious discrimination amendments

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Warren Entsch has come under fire for abandoning an offer to help first-term Liberal MPs vote up religious discrimination bill amendments to protect LGBTQ+ students. A Liberal MP told Guardian Australia that Entsch ha...

Australia live news updates: Victoria announces LGBTQ+ support package in wake of religious discrimination debate; at least 45 Covid deaths

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Daniel Andrews announces LGBTQ+ support package; Victoria’s Covid rules under review, premier says, as nation records least 45 Covid-related deaths; Scott Morrison condemns ‘bullying’ on Ukraine border; NSW premier ac...

The US supreme court is letting racist discrimination run wild in the election system

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The US supreme court, in a 5-4 decision, used the ruse that it was too close to an election – three months away – to scrap a racially discriminatory, Republican-drawn legislative map in Alabama. A lower court had prev...

Australia politics news live updates: Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame to respond to Morrison apology; Labor’s religious discrimination dilemma

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Higgins and Tame will address the National Press Club a day after the prime minister’s apology to women harassed and assaulted in federal parliament – follow all the day’s news

Ex-president sues Human Rights Campaign, alleging racial discrimination

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The former president of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ advocacy group in the US, filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing the organization of racial discrimination in his firing last year, the Washington Pos...

UK government faces £150m bill over social welfare discrimination

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The UK government faces a £150m bill after a court confirmed tens of thousands of severely disabled people were discriminated against as a result of being left financially worse off after being moved on to universal c...

Kate Clanchy ‘parts company’ with publisher after discrimination row

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Kate Clanchy and her publisher Pan Macmillan will no longer be working together, and distribution of all of her titles is to cease, following widespread criticism last summer of her book Some Kids I Taught and What Th...

Riot Games to pay $100m to settle gender discrimination lawsuit

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A leading video game maker, Riot Games, has agreed to pay $100m (£74m) to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit with California state agencies and more than 2,000 current and former female employees. Under the agreem...

Australia’s Omicron travel ban is ‘discrimination’, South African diplomat says

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Australia’s travel ban to several southern African countries due to the outbreak of the Omicron variant has been labelled as discriminatory by a senior diplomat. South Africa’s high commissioner to Australia, Marthinu...

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