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Yes to Equality!

Let's make marriage equality happen.

HACSU is a longstanding supporter of marriage equality. Since 1911, we have stood up for imporant issues, whether it is action on climate change, refugees, equality, or opposing war & conflict. Although the vast majority of our work is about improving the pay and conditions of working people, we also fight for the bigger issues of fairness and dignity for everyone in our society.

Throughout the marriage law "postal survey" HACSU activists have run enrolment drives, phonebanks and workplace action. HACSU activists made over 1000 calls to members encouraging them to vote yes and make sure their survey made its way into a ballot box. HACSU members are wearing rainbow lanyards in workplaces across the state and there's still time to enter the Most Rainbow Workplace competition and win a $100 voucher for you and your workmates!

While the ABS recommends putting your vote in the post box before 27th October to ensure it counts, technically voiting closes on November 7th, with the results announced on November 15th.

DO YOU HAVE THE #MostRainbowWorkplace?

Send in a photo of your and your workmates showing your iuunion pride and support for equality.

You could be wearing your rainbow lanyards, holding Yes posters, making a rainbow out of post-its, making rainbow cookies for your team, you name it! 

How to enter:

Post it to the HACSU Facebook page or email Amy amyj[at] by Melbourne Cup Day (Tuesday November 7th) and you could win a $100 Coles Myer voucher to share with your workmates.



The ABS has just announced an earlier announcement time for 10am - so get it in your diaries! 

The Yes field campaign will be gathering at the State Library from 9am to hear the result surrounded by fellow Equality supporters.

RSVP to keep updated at the Facebook event here.


When: from 5 pm, Wednesday 15th November 2017

Where: Lygon St (outside Trades Hall, between Victoria & Queenberry Streets), Carton South.

RSVP to the Facebook event to keep updated here.

We are celebrating love! Celebrating all the work our community and volunteers have put into the MASSIVE Yes campaign! Time to acknowledge the hard work and endurance of the LGBTIQ community. 

STREET PARTY OF THE YEAR! Regardless of the result, we will come together as a united community and celebrate our LGBTIQ community and our allies. 

There will be music, drag and performance, food, booze, dancing, and good times out on Lygon St and up into the John Curtin.

Melbourne's own, Karen From Finance, will take us through the evening. Verrrrry special secret guest bands (shh secret), LubulwaWet LipsHEXDEBT, BV, TanzerMATKAPopchops, MinnieTaur, Anna Diction, Zelda Moon, The Ballarat Orchestra + LGBTIQ Choir and so much more entertainment to be announced. 

Check back here for more fun announced over the coming weeks, and (if you haven't) make sure you get your yes ballot today!

Show your support:

Get a free rainbow t-shirt when you volunteer with the Yes to Equality campaign!

Download posters to put up at your house or workplace on the Victorian Trades Hall Councils's equality website.

Wear your Union Pride at Work - order Rainbow HACSU Lanyards by emailing Will Elrick! williame[at]

Campaign contacts

HACSU contact: Will Elrick, williame[at]

Media contact: Amy Jenkins, amyj[at], 0417 549 666 

Can't make it to the next event but want to get involved with the campaign? Have an idea for the campaign?

Contact Area Organiser Will Elrick williame[at]