NSW (page 2 of 5)

These pages present public submissions, events and other materials relevant to New South Wales. Please also review our policy briefings.

Pride and Prejudice speaker series at UTS

UTS Pride and Prejudice event

On 23 August, UTS Law Students’ Society will hold an event on LGBTI rights, with speakers including Dr David Bennett QC (keynote), Geoff Holland (UTS law), Hilary Kincaid (Inner City Legal Centre), Ruth Nocka (Corrs Chambers Westgarth) and Morgan Carpenter (OIIAU).

LGBTI sponsorship and the elimination of intersex traits

The sponsorship of LGBTI events by IVF businesses raises ethical issues not just about the elimination of intersex traits, but also about the nature of community and comprehension of issues relating to intersex bodily diversity.

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Our thanks to Alex Greenwich, MP

We thank Alex Greenwich, MP, the independent Member of the NSW Parliament for Sydney for his allyship. Earlier this month, Alex secured and chaired a meeting between Morgan Carpenter (OIIAU), Bonnie Hart (AISSGA), Professor Les White (NSW Chief Paediatrician) and staff of NSW Health and Alex’s office. This particular meeting arose from a request by…
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Silent Tears project

The Silent Tears project

OII Australia board member Candice participated in the Silent Tears project this year. The multimedia exhibition by Belinda Mason, with Denise Beckwith, Dieter Knierim and Margherita Coppolino, reveals the lived experience of “20 women with disability who were subjected to violence and women with disability who have acquired disability as a result of violence”. Belinda…
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Submission on removing surgical requirements for changes to birth certificates in NSW

A submission to an inquiry stated to be on access to gender recognition by trans people. OII Australia was invited or requested by a range of parties to comment on numerous occasions during the inquiry submission period, and thus we made a submission despite the narrow suggested scope of the inquiry. It reflects our concerns on issues of involuntary or coerced medical treatment, and on proposed sex or gender classifications.

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Morgan Carpenter: “intersex and ageing”

A speech given on intersex and ageing to a local NSW audience on Monday 2 February by Morgan Carpenter. It follows the 2012 publication of an intersex-inclusive national strategy for LGBTI ageing and aged care. A massive subsequent shift in terminology from LGBT to LGBTI hasn’t been matched by an increase in understanding or action.

Sydney Mardi Gras

OII Australia and AISSGA at Sydney Mardi Gras Fair Day

Intersex community organisations will be present at Sydney Mardi Gras Fair Day for the first time this year: OII Australia and the AIS Support Group Australia share a stall on Sunday 22 February. Come along if you’re in town! We’re in Area B between 10am and 4pm, possibly longer. Looking from the main bar to…
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Intersex community socials

Open community social events in Sydney, second Tuesday of each month

Open community social events for people with intersex variations will start in Sydney on 9 December 2014, in partnership with the AIS Support Group Australia. Anyone with an intersex variation is welcome, as are parents and families of children and adults with intersex variations. You don’t need to be a member of either organisation to come along.

Newtown Festival (photo: Teddy Cook)

Newtown Festival, 2014

Folks who follow our social media accounts will know that a group of people from OII Australia and the AIS Support Group Australia participated through a stall in the 2014 Newtown Festival recently. We had a high profile spot in one of the country’s busiest community festivals. It was a really amazing experience, with a…
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