The government of the Australian Capital Territory has published its response to “Beyond the Binary”, a report on legal recognition of “sex and gender diversity” in the jurisdiction. We express serious and fundamental concerns.
The opening, scene-setting, statement by Morgan Carpenter, secretary of OII Australia, at yesterday’s hearing of the Senate Community Affairs Committee inquiry into involuntary and coerced sterilisation.
Our second submission to the Seante inquiry on involuntary or coerced sterilisation is occasioned by new developments including new principles published in Victoria, a submission by the Chief Justice of the Family Court, and a Senate report on anti-discrimination law.
Our initial submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee inquiry into the involuntary or coerced sterilisation of people with disabilities in Australia, now also including the sterilisation and sexual health of intersex people.
OII Australia warmly welcomes the report of the Senate Inquiry on the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill, and in particular the conclusions regarding protection for intersex people. We strongly encourage the Attorney General to oversee the passing of the bill, as amended, by June 2013.
Gina Wilson and Morgan Carpenter had the honour of speaking to the Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee regarding intersex provisions in the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill.
Our submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Exposure Draft of the proposed Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill, recommending inclusion of intersex people via ‘intersex status’ or ‘sex characteristics’ attributes, and not ‘gender identity’.
OII Australia, together with OII Aotearoa/NZ, today released a submission to the American Psychiatric Association regarding the draft Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition.