NSW (page 3 of 5)

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

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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Team intersex - 2014 Mardi Gras, photo by Robert Knapman

Intersex inclusion in the 2014 Sydney Mardi Gras Parade

Photo: Thanks to Robert Knapman, used with permission. Statement by presidents of both Australian intersex-led organisations: Ms Bonnie Hart, president of the Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia (AISSGA) and Mr Morgan Carpenter, president of Organisation Intersex International Australia (OII Australia) at the Mardi Gras Parade press briefing on 28 February. Morgan: “I’m Morgan Carpenter,…
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NSW Parliamentary round table meeting

Roundtable meeting with US Ambassador John Berry and NZ MP Louisa Wall

We would like to thank Alex Greenwich MP (NSW) for his kind invitation to participate in a Mardi Gras roundtable meeting with LGBTI community advocates and special guests at the NSW Parliament on 28 February. Morgan Carpenter took part in the meeting, along with other guests from around the State and further afield. The event…
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Third International Intersex Forum, 2013

High Court: NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages v. Norrie

Update: We welcome the High Court judgement to recognise Norrie as having “non-specific” gender. We take no pleasure in having to comment on this case, currently before the High Court, Australia’s highest court, which has a hearing likely to be heard on 4 March 2014. However, the case raises the stakes for intersex people in…
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National LGBTIQ Domestic and Family Violence conference

Morgan Carpenter spoke on intersex wellbeing and health issues at the national LGBTIQ Domestic and Family Violence conference in Sydney last week. The issues of family and domestic violence raised at the conference are issues for intersex people too, even though they do not include nonconsensual medical intervention on infants and children, which is arguably…
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Bonnie Hart, Stitch in Time

“Stitch in time”, Sydney, 19 July

Presentation of the intersex body existing within universally accepted time and emotional space. Exploring the historical medical treatment of intersex bodies, this expanded cinema work will use multiple film projections into space and directly onto the artist’s body. The artist’s body performs a ‘reality intervention’ to the projected image. Identification and Identity evolving from past…
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New South Wales coat of arms

On Norrie v NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

This is an analysis of the NSW Court of Appeal judgement in the matter of Norrie v the NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM), in relation to its relevance to intersex people. Update The case has now been appealed to the High Court by the NSW government. Our briefing paper on the High…
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