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.
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IHRA has made a submission on the revised exposure draft religious discrimination bills, very kindly endorsed by IPSA.
Joint Statement on “Male and Female He Created Them”, Towards a Path of Dialogue on the Question of Gender Theory in Education, by the Congregation for Catholic Education / Declaración conjunta sobre “Varón y mujer los creó” para una vía de diálogo sobre la cuestión de la teoría del género en la educación, por la Congregación para la Educación Católica / Dichiarazione congiunta su «Maschio e femmina li creò» Per una via di dialogo sulla questione del gender nell’educazione della Congregazione per l’educazione Cattolica.
More than 50 intersex organizations, 130 intersex persons, and 650 allies from all over the world have publicly signed a Joint Statement calling on the Congregation for Catholic Education to review its position on intersex issues as expressed in the recent document “Male and Female He Created Them”.
IHRA has made a submission to the Senate inquiry on legislative exemptions that allow faith-based educational institutions to discriminate against students, teachers and staff.
Religions have a long history of including intersex people (people born with sex characteristics that don’t fit medical or social norms for female or male bodies) in marriage, ordination, and other aspects of religious and daily life. Those forms of inclusion follow particular rules, and they don’t allow for self-determination, but they are not discriminatory,…
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Tony Briffa has written on being intersex and Maltese Australian in the book Living and Loving in Diversity: An anthology of Australian multicultural queer adventures (chief editor Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Wakefield Press). The book was launched at the 2018 Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council conference, “Living Loving Diversity”, and an edited extract has been published by Archer…
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The Darlington Statement is a joint consensus statement by Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand intersex organisations and independent advocates, agreed in March 2017. It sets out the priorities and calls to action by the intersex human rights movement in our countries.
Morgan Carpenter was a plenary speaker at Courageous Voices, the LGBTI Mental Health Conference 2014. The event was held on 26-27 June at the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park Hotel, 36 College Street in Sydney. The conference focused on LGBTI mental health and suicide prevention. Morgan spoke for 15 minutes on mental health and cultural issues…
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Tony Briffa held a training and education event for the Salvation Army at the Mitcham Corps in Victoria on 3 April. An article about the event has now been posted to the Salvation Army’s Australian website.
We have made a brief submission on a proposed amendment to NSW anti-discrimination legislation to extend protections to children at private schools, calling for improvements to the proposals.
We’ve heard reports today that Alex Greenwich MP is to introduce legislation into the NSW state parliament to prevent discrimination against gay, or LGBT, or LGBTI students. The language varies from report to report, but we need to point out that the new federal Act will prevent discrimination against intersex students on religious grounds. Here’s…
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