IHRA has made a submission to a Queensland Parliament committee inquiry into reform of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Bill. The Bill proposes changes to the period for registrations of some births, and some reforms to the Anti-Discrimination Act.
Author: Morgan Carpenter
In December 2022, IHRA made a submission to a Senate Community Affairs References Committee inquiry on universal access to sexual and reproductive health information, treatment and services.
In December 2022, IHRA made a submission to the Senate Education and Employment References Committee in relation to its inquiry on school refusal and related matters.
In the last two weeks, we’ve welcomed three significant and positive developments to end the year, in the Commonwealth Parliament, in the Northern Territory and in Queensland.
We are excited to welcome our two new Senior Projects Officers: Gabriel Filpi and Olympia Balopitos. Cody Smith also steps into a new role as Training and Communications Officer.
We have a vacancy for an administrator. This is a part-time role will provide office support and is vital for the smooth-running of the organisation. The administrator will undertake administrative tasks, ensuring other staff have adequate support to work efficiently. The application deadline is 25 November.
Today we day celebrate intersex people across the world and engage in challenging conversations about our human rights.
For Intersex Awareness Day this year we’re marking the fifth anniversary of the Darlington Statement, written, ratified, and published in March 2017 during the first Darlington Retreat. This webinar will bring together some of the voices instrumental to the Statement.
Later this year Australia will be considered during the 75th session of the UN Committee against Torture. In 2016 we made a submission to the Committee under our former name, OII Australia. Given the time that has elapsed since then, and given local developments, we have submitted a new shadow report.
This side event of the UN Human Rights Council will focus on the right to health of intersex persons and protection from violence and harmful practices – including on medical settings – based on sex characteristics.
We warmly welcome publication by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) of analysis of responses to ‘non-binary sex’ in the 2021 census. The report shows a need for reform ahead of the next census.
We are proud to announce that we are expanding our yellow tick training offerings to make them more accessible to individuals and smaller teams. The first sessions will run on 28 and 29 September