Press

Key or significant press reports on, by, or about OII Australia, our people, and our work. Articles that received significant press attention are also included, with links to press reports.

OII Australia president forecasts a busy 2011

OII Australia president forecasts a busy 2011

Gina Wilson, president of OII Australia, has predicted a busy year ahead for intersex people in Australia in her column in the Star Observer: This year it is possible that a fully inclusive human rights and equal opportunities act will be legislated. We encourage all LGBTIQ activists and individuals to make submissions, attend meetings and…
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Star Observer: “Salami equality not the answer”

Star Observer: “Salami equality not the answer”

OII Australia welcomes the interest of Messers Entsch, Gambaro and Turnbull in the current state of equality, human rights and anti-discrimination legislation for intersex people and points out that the right to marriage is a fundamental right that Australian intersex people currently do not have. We do not believe there is any such thing as…
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Star Observer: “Intersex ‘forgotten’”

Star Observer: “Intersex ‘forgotten’”

The Star Observer newspaper reports on our call for greater intersex inclusion: Intersex advocacy group Organisation Intersex International (OII) Australia is calling for more support from the GLBT community support in advocating for the rights of intersex people. OII president Gina Wilson said it was crucial intersex issues be aired during the Australian Human Rights…
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Star Observer: “Opposition to genital drugs”

Star Observer: “Opposition to genital drugs”

The Star Observer reports on CAH and dexamethasone: Bioethicists have criticised the use of an experimental drug to reduce the risk of girls with a congenital disease being born with an intersex condition and make them conform to sex and gender stereotypes. Girls born with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) often have enlarged genitalia, and in…
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Gina Wilson interviewed on JOY 94.9

Gina Wilson, president of OII Australia, chats with Nick of JOY 94.9 FM about the issues and politics facing intersex people in Australia and around the world. Download audio file