Anti-discrimination

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Australian Human Rights Commission: The Sex Files

Intersex and the Sex Files: good for trans*, bad for intersex

OII Australia supports trans people in their call for human rights, in the same way we support all LGBTI peoples and other marginalized minorities. Sometimes, however, rights called for by one minority group can disadvantage another unless close strategic alliances are maintained so that proposed changes to the law do not accidentally impinge on rights….
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Australian Human Rights Commission releases 2011 consultation report

Australian Human Rights Commission releases 2011 consultation report

The Australian Human Rights Commission 2011 consultative report Addressing sexual orientation and sex and/or gender identity discrimination is a landmark report. The inclusion of intersex people in this report indicates how crucial it is for us to directly engage with government and its agencies in seeking equality and human rights for intersex people. No nation…
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Parliament

Letter to Department of Health and Ageing on LGBTI exclusion from draft standards of residential aged care

Review of aged care standards Dear Department of Health and Ageing, I write on behalf of Organisation Intersex International Australia Limited in regard to the recently released draft standards of residential aged care. We are very disappointed that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex issues (LGBTI) have not been addressed in these standards of care….
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Australian Human Rights Commission consultation: terminology

Dear all Thank you very much for your contribution to the Commission’s brief consultation regarding the terminology used to describe people with a range of sex identities and gender identities. The majority of responses we received supported some means of separating issues relating to sexual orientation from those relating to sex and/or gender identity and…
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What human rights are affected by early medical intervention?

What human rights are affected by early medical interventions aimed at “normalising” the bodies of intersex infants, children and adolescents? The Yogyakarta Principles In particular Principle 18: B: Take all necessary legislative, administrative and other measures to ensure that no child’s body is irreversibly altered by medical procedures in an attempt to impose a gender…
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NSW Anti-Discrimination Board (NSW ADB) Annual Report 2008-2009 Released

NSW Anti-Discrimination Board (NSW ADB) Annual Report 2008-2009 Released

The Anti-Discrimination Board’s 2008-2009 Annual Report has been published. On page 27 it includes a blunt assessment of the lack of protection for intersex people anywhere in Australia: Intersex discrimination – intersex people are not protected against discrimination anywhere in Australia External link: ADB Annual Report 2008-2009

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Submission to the Australian National Human Rights Consultation

15 June 2009 Organisation Intersex International Australia’s Submission to the National Human Rights Consultation Organisation intersex International (OII) is the world’s largest intersex organisation. It is the only intersex organisation that is made up of, predominantly, intersex individuals with 98% of our membership identifying as intersex. Organisation Intersex International Australia is the Australian arm of…
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Submission to AHRC Project: Freedom of Religion and Belief in the 21st Century

Introduction: The Australian Human Rights Commission commissioned the Australian Multicultural Foundation (AMF) in association with RMIT University and Monash University to prepare a report on Freedom of Religion and Belief in the 21st Century. Interested people were invited to make submissions, by 28th February 2009. OII Australia made a submission on how religion treats intersex…
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