Submissions

Submissions to government bodies and institutions.

Submission on the health education curriculum

Parliament

On 30 July we made a slightly hasty submission on the draft national Health and Physical Education curriculum. The draft that we commented on mis-described intersex as a form of gender diversity, while legislation and guidelines now more accurately recognise that intersex is a biological phenomenon. There are consequences both in terms of education around…
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New, fourth, submission on involuntary sterilisation

Parliament

We have made a fourth submission to the Senate Inquiry on involuntary or coerced sterilisation of people with disabilities, and intersex people, and it has now been published by the Senate. This submission, as with previous supplementary submissions, presents or analyses new information not available at the time of earlier submissions. It follows publication of…
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Third submission to Senate Inquiry on involuntary sterilisation

Parliament

OII Australia has made a third submission to the Senate Inquiry on involuntary and coerced sterilisation and it has now been published by the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs. The reporting date for the inquiry is being pushed into July (update: now September) due to late hearings, and we wished to put additional data…
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Submission on the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013

Parliament

Our submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013 has just been published. While not as comprehensive as the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill, which seemingly could not generate sufficient support this side of an election, we welcome the tabled Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual…
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Submission on government recognition of sex and gender

Parliament

Last month, the federal government published draft guidelines on sex and gender recognition for public consultation. Download our full submission here The document represents a major shift in the recognition of the gender identities and sex of intersex people, along with the recognition of trans and gender diverse people. We welcome the document, and the…
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Response to the ACT government on ‘Beyond the Binary’

Canberra

On 19 March, the government of the Australian Capital Territory published its response to “Beyond the Binary”, a report on legal recognition of “Sex and gender diversity” in the Territory. This is our formal reply to the government response. Download full document (PDF) We made a formal response to “Beyond the Binary” in July 2012….
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