Sex and gender recognition

Sex and gender recognition

Simon Rice of the ACT LRAC: intersex “compromised physical sexual identity”

ABC Radio National

ABC Radio National’s The Law Report broadcasted a program of direct relevance to intersex people in Australia and overseas this morning. In a feature entitled Better recognition for transgender people under the law on 8 November 2011 the program utilised pathologizing language and concepts. Damien Carrick presented; guests were Steven Penglis (Freehills Solicitors in Perth), Peter…
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On Australian passports and “X” for sex

On Australian passports and “X” for sex

THE first person to be granted an X on their passport here in Australia was Alex MacFarlane, first reported in 2003. Eligibility was improved in 2011, under a 2011 revised Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) policy, and the policy was extended across the federal government in 2013. The history of the X sex…
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UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay supports improved access to passports

OHCHR

OII Australia thanks United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay for her recent statement welcoming changes to passport sex fields by the Australian federal government. More information UN Multimedia – Human rights chief welcomes Australian decision on gender UN News Centre – UN rights chief lauds Australian move on identity for transgender, intersex…
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Major reform to Australian passport law

Major reform to Australian passport law

A great deal of behind-the-scenes lobbying for a very long time by intersex and other LGBTQI organizations has finally borne fruit in a significant reform to Australian passports law. Intersex and gender diverse Australians can now easily apply for passports containing F, M or X in the sex field of their passports.