IHRA has made a formal submission responding to an ACT government options paper that proposes a legal framework to protect infants, children, adolescents and adults from harmful practices in medical settings, recognition of the rights to bodily integrity and to access treatment.
In January, IHRA made a submission to the ACT government in response to its discussion paper on prohibiting deferrable medical interventions on intersex people. Our submission was written by Morgan Carpenter and endorsed by Intersex Peer Support Australia and the Intersex Trust of Aotearoa New Zealand. Drafting gave us an opportunity to identify and set out a shared vision for law reform.
IHRA has made a formal submission on a One Nation education bill to a committee of the NSW Parliament chaired by the One Nation MP who authored the bill. Our submission was coauthored by Morgan Carpenter and Dr Agli Zavros-Orr.
IHRA has made a formal submission to the New South Wales Parliament’s Joint Select Committee inquiry into the Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020, introduced by Mark Latham MLC.
IHRA has made a formal submission to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in response to a questionnaire seeking information to fulfil its mandate in Human Rights Council resolution 40/5 on the elimination of discrimination against women and girls in sport.
This paper is a formal response to the Health and wellbeing of people with intersex variations Information and resource paper published by the Department of Health & Human Services in Victoria earlier this year
IHRA is generally supportive of the Tasmanian inquiry. We are very pleased that States and Territories are beginning to consider protections for the bodily integrity of children with intersex variations. However, the detail gives cause for concern.
This report by IHRA was submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It was endorsed by the AIS Support Group Australia, Disabled People’s Organisations Australia and People with Disability Australia.
In November 2018, we made a brief submission to the Social Policy Scrutiny Committee, Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory regarding reform of birth registration. Our submission was made in line with the Darlington Statement.
IHRA has made a submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission regarding its discussion paper on reform of the family law system, with a focus on reform of the welfare jurisdiction to ensure that children with intersex variations and persons with disabilities are protected from harmful practices.