IHRA has recently made a first pre-budget submission to Treasury, proposing the funding of a health service for people with innate variations of sex characteristics.
That the government provides $2,100,000 in annual resourcing to develop and sustain an intersex community-controlled healthcare service, to support the provision of biopsychosocial health and medical services for people with innate variaPons of sex characterisPcs and families, and support provision of policy advice to government. The service will be developed and run by Intersex Human Rights Australia, which currently provides advocacy and pilot psychosocial support services.
The submission drafting was led by Morgan Carpenter, with input from the board and staff of IHRA, and input from consultations with community partners. We’re grateful for all the feedback we received.