Tasmania

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

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We welcome the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute inquiry report

IHRA welcomes the report of the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute on “legal recognition of sex and gender”. In particular, we warmly welcome recommendations in relation to medical procedures on children with intersex variations.

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Submission to the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute

In general, IHRA is supportive of the Tasmanian inquiry, and we are very pleased that States and Territories are beginning to consider protections for the bodily integrity of children with intersex variations. However, we have been concerned with a series of process-related issues that may affect the outcomes. In particular, we are concerned that that…
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Tasmania: unfinished business

IHRA welcomes aspects of the Justice and Related Legislation (Marriage Amendments) Bill 2018, that has been passed by the Tasmanian Parliament. In particular, insertion of the attribute of “sex characteristics” in law is very welcome. However, we note that anti-discrimination protections on grounds of sex characteristics only apply to persons with intersex variations of sex…
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The Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill passes

We welcome the passing of the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill 2012 yesterday. This Bill, although only just passed, was the first instance of a Bill presented to an Australian parliament with a specific “intersex” attribute. Developed several years ago with community consultation, the Bill provided a benchmark for federal legislation that the previous government acknowledged…
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