Police checks conducted by the Northern Territory Police are in general conformity to those of other states. OII Australia has reservations nonetheless. OII Australia does not welcome clearances being provided directly to third parties. All clearances should only be provided when application is by the individual subjected to the clearances. The applicant should be the… Read more →
The NSW Police Force is reviewing all of its processes in respect of LGBTI contact with police. Custody, search, incarceration and security clearance will be a part of this in depth revision. Organisation Intersex International Australia Limited is pleased to be a part of this process and will report the outcomes of this review.
Discussion with representatives of the Queensland police service. Dear Amanda Please find attached recent correspondence between Organisation Intersex International and Assistant Commissioner Paul Stewart. There are a couple of things I seek clarity on: Is an agency able to request a police check without the individual in question knowing? Are third parties able to request… Read more →
The Tasmanian Police policy on security checks is close to ideal. Information is only provided to the applicant and the applicant is always the person who is the subject of the check. Third parties may insist on viewing the check as a part of their employment protocols but whether they are shown it is at… Read more →
A National Police Certificate check is increasingly required by potential employers of all kinds before Australians will be considered for employment. This has left many intersex people living in fear of discovery and rejection, especially those of us who were assigned one sex at birth but who are in fact the other sex, both sexes… Read more →
What human rights are affected by early medical interventions aimed at “normalising” the bodies of intersex infants, children and adolescents? The Yogyakarta Principles In particular Principle 18: B: Take all necessary legislative, administrative and other measures to ensure that no child’s body is irreversibly altered by medical procedures in an attempt to impose a gender… Read more →