Submissions (page 4 of 6)

Submissions to government bodies and institutions.

Genetic selection is already an LGBTI issue

Submission on the ethics of genetic selection against intersex traits

OII Australia has just made a submission to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in relation to a review of Part B of the Ethical Guidelines on the Use of Assisted Reproductive Technology in Clinical Practice and Research, 2007 (ART guidelines). Part B of the ART guidelines provides ethical guidelines for the clinical…
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Concluding submission to the Senate Inquiry on involuntary or coerced sterilisation

Given a time extension for the Senate Inquiry on involuntary or coerced sterilisation, and also a rapidly changing context due to new information, national and international developments, we took the opportunity to make a concluding submission to the Senate Committee on Community Affairs. The terms of reference for the Inquiry explicitly include the sterilisation and…
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Parliament

Submission on the health education curriculum

On 30 July we made a slightly hasty submission on the draft national Health and Physical Education curriculum. The draft that we commented on mis-described intersex as a form of gender diversity, while legislation and guidelines now more accurately recognise that intersex is a biological phenomenon. There are consequences both in terms of education around…
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New, fourth, submission on involuntary sterilisation

We have made a fourth submission to the Senate Inquiry on involuntary or coerced sterilisation of people with disabilities, and intersex people, and it has now been published by the Senate. This submission, as with previous supplementary submissions, presents or analyses new information not available at the time of earlier submissions. It follows publication of…
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Third submission to Senate Inquiry on involuntary sterilisation

OII Australia has made a third submission to the Senate Inquiry on involuntary and coerced sterilisation and it has now been published by the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs. The reporting date for the inquiry is being pushed into July (update: now September) due to late hearings, and we wished to put additional data…
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Parliament

Submission on the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013

Our submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013 has just been published. While not as comprehensive as the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill, which seemingly could not generate sufficient support this side of an election, we welcome the tabled Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual…
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Submission on government recognition of sex and gender

This submission has been superseded by later policy, based on the 2013 Malta Declaration, a joint submission to the Attorney General’s Department on amending the guidelines, 2015 2017 Darlington Statement

Canberra

Response to the ACT government on ‘Beyond the Binary’

On 19 March, the government of the Australian Capital Territory published its response to “Beyond the Binary”, a report on legal recognition of “Sex and gender diversity” in the Territory. This is our formal reply to the government response. Download full document (PDF) We made a formal response to “Beyond the Binary” in July 2012….
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Transcript: Intersex people at a public hearing of the Senate Inquiry on involuntary sterilisation

Hansard transcripts of the March 2013 public hearings for the Senate Inquiry on involuntary or coerced sterilisation have been published. Several issues are striking, not least the commonalities between the medical treatment of intersex people and the medical treatment of people with disabilities. We are grateful for the support of disability organisations like People with…
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Opening statement at the Senate hearing on involuntary or coerced sterilisation

This is the opening statement by Morgan Carpenter, secretary of OII Australia, at yesterday’s hearing of the Senate Community Affairs Committee inquiry into involuntary and coerced sterilisation. It wasn’t intended to cover every issue, but rather its purpose was to set the scene. The statement OII Australia is a not-for-profit, human rights and peer support…
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