Legal and policing

Articles about legal cases and judgements, and policing matters.

NSW Police Force publishes new policy on sexuality and gender diversity

NSW Police Force publishes new policy on sexuality and gender diversity

The NSW Police Force has released its third key public document on its LGBTI policy – Policy on sexuality and gender diversity, 2011-2014. Importantly, the policy also includes a commitment to work with intersex people “to prevent and reduce crime and the fear of crime”. The web page containing the downloadable PDF of the policy…
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The Family Court case, Re Sean and Russell (Special Medical Procedures)

The Age newspaper reports: Two little boys will have their testes removed after a court allowed their parents to authorise the procedure to prevent them developing potentially fatal cancers. The boys, aged 18 months and three years, have been diagnosed with Denys-Drash syndrome, which is so rare they are thought to be the only two…
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Sydney Morning Herald on the recognition of non-specific gender

Sydney Morning Herald on the recognition of non-specific gender

The Sydney Morning Herald yesterday carried a story by Steve Dow on Norrie’s campaign for “legal recognition as a person of no specified sex”. Born male and transitioned to female, before choosing a middle path, the article presents Norrie’s personal journey. OII Australia believes that anyone should be able to choose a “not specified” sex…
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