Victoria (page 2 of 4)

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

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Joint call to strengthen Victoria’s equal opportunity laws

OII Australia has joined with 27 other community organisations, legal experts, unions and service providers to call for improvements to the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 in Victoria. Victoria has not yet responded to the inclusion of “intersex status” alongside “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” in the federal Sex Discrimination Act, amended in 2013. The Maltese…
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Tony Briffa gives a Q&A at the Castan Centre

Tony Briffa speaks at Monash University on intersex human rights

“Arthur, Martha and everyone else”: equality now for intersex, trans and gender diverse peoples We’re delighted that Tony Briffa spoke at Monash University’s Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, on the human rights of intersex people, on 7 October from 6pm to 7.30pm. The Castan Centre is part of the university’s Faculty of Law. More…
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Tony: "I'm proud to be intersex"

Tony Briffa in Body&Soul: “I’m proud to be intersex”

Tony Briffa appears in an article in the “Body and Soul” magazine today, in the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Mail (QLD), Sunday Mail (SA), Sunday Territorian, Sunday Times and the Sunday Tasmanian. It’s based on Tony’s own words, and we’re proud of Tony for doing this! It’s a challenge living in…
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Bodies In Between

Tony Briffa at the University of Melbourne medical student conference

On 1 July, Tony Briffa presented to the University of Melbourne medical student conference at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, along with clinicians Garry Warne and Sonia Grover, and ethicist Lynn Gillam. This talk will discuss the different kinds of intersex conditions, what causes them, how decisions about both medical and surgical management are made and…
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Cultural Diversity in Ageing 2014 Conference: Shaping Inclusive Services

Tony Briffa at the 2014 Cultural Diversity in Ageing conference

Tony Briffa was a keynote speaker on “Being an intersex, queer and ethnic community leader in a diverse, multicultural city” at Cultural Diversity in Ageing 2014 Conference: Shaping Inclusive Services on 13 June 2014. The event was held from 12-13 June at the Melbourne Convention Centre, Victoria: The City of Hobsons Bay, in Melbourne’s west,…
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Salvation Army: intersex people “Made in God’s image”

Tony Briffa held a training and education event for the Salvation Army at the Mitcham Corps in Victoria on 3 April. An article about the event has now been posted to the Salvation Army’s Australian website. The training addressed ethical and privacy issues, and suggested best practice approaches. Tony said that the intersex community is…
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Community consultation forum for parents, Victoria Department of Health

Victoria Department of Health is holding a consultation forum for parents of children with intersex variations. There’s no reason why parents of intersex adults (particularly young adults) shouldn’t attend the consultation – your perspective and hindsight may even be helpful. From the Department: Based on feedback from community support organisations and other stakeholders, the Victorian…
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Community consultation forum, Victoria Department of Health

The Victoria Department of Health is holding a community consultation forum for intersex people/people with intersex variations, on Wednesday 19 February. The event will be held at Drummond Street Services, 195 Drummond Street, Carlton, between 6pm and 8pm. All intersex people are welcome to attend and participate. The event will consider priority health issues, service…
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