Later this year Australia will be considered during the 75th session of the UN Committee against Torture. In 2016 we made a submission to the Committee under our former name, OII Australia. Given the time that has elapsed since then, and given local developments, we have submitted a new shadow report.
Health and medical ethics (page 1 of 18)
For an introduction to these issues, see our page on bodily integrity
The Department of Health in Western Australia has invited submissions in response to a discussion paper on proposed legislation in relation to assisted reproductive technologies and surrogacy.
In late 2020, the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia published a profoundly problematic statement on pathology for transgender and intersex persons. It should not have been published in its current form, and it should be withdrawn.
IHRA has made a full and detailed submission to the ACT government in respect of the consultation draft Variations in Sex Characteristics (Restricted Medical Treatment) Bill 2022.
Our submission to an invited consultation by Alex Greenwich, NSW MP for Sydney, on a proposed omnibus bill to end discrimination and harm against LGBTI people.
This paper, by Morgan Carpenter to inform the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, outlines the contradictory ways Australian data construct intersex and DSD.
The Australian Capital Territory government has released a consultation draft law to protect the rights of intersex people. Aileen Kennedy, Alice de Jonge and Morgan Carpenter write about the proposal in this article republished from The Conversation.
We congratulate the ACT government for moving ahead with public consultation legislation to protect the human rights of people with innate variations of sex characteristics in medical settings.
IHRA is pleased to share our call for action by the new government. It includes calls for action to promote legislative reform, resource peer support and advocacy, reform medical codes and provide redress.
What do the main political parties have to say about people with intersex variations and our needs and circumstances during this federal election campaign? Watch the election forum, read the transcript, and read our briefing and election survey responses.
Join Patricia Karvelas and representatives from the Coalition, Labor and the Greens for a discussion of the issues that matter to LGBTQ people and people with intersex variations this election. 5 May 2022 at 6:30pm AEST.
We warmly congratulate NSW Health on the launch of the State’s first LGBTIQ+ Health Strategy.