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.
Media releases (page 1 of 7)
Intersex Human Rights Australia warmly welcomes the federal Labor Government’s commitment to better discrimination protection for people with intersex variations.
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.
In late 2020, the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia published a profoundly problematic statement on pathology for transgender and intersex persons. It should not have been published in its current form, and it should be withdrawn.
FINA, the international body governing competitive swimming has issued new regulations overnight. This statement is our response.
We congratulate the ACT government for moving ahead with public consultation legislation to protect the human rights of people with innate variations of sex characteristics in medical settings.
IHRA is pleased to share our call for action by the new government. It includes calls for action to promote legislative reform, resource peer support and advocacy, reform medical codes and provide redress.
What do the main political parties have to say about people with intersex variations and our needs and circumstances during this federal election campaign? Watch the election forum, read the transcript, and read our briefing and election survey responses.
At the heart of violence against the intersex community are people who feel they get to police and fix other people’s bodies. Caster Semenya, born a woman, raised a woman, who has demonstrated nothing but hard-earned excellence in her field is harmed by irresponsible reporting. Sporting codes that are intended to accommodate transgender women in…
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InterLink is a new Queensland-based six-session program for people (aged 10+) with innate variations of sex characteristics and the parents or carers of children with variations.
A statement in response to PM Scott Morrison’s comments on Senator Claire Chandler’s private members bill proposing amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.
Our statement on the Religious Discrimination Bills package and reform to anti-discrimination law.