OII Australia has made a submission to the UN Committee Against Torture, in relation to a national review of Australia’s work. The submission has been endorsed by the Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia, People with Disability Australia and the National LGBTI Health Alliance.
Public submissions (page 4 of 7)
Public submissions to government bodies and institutions.
Tony Briffa spoke at a Senate hearing on recognition of foreign marriages, based on a personal submission endorsed by OII Australia.
Following discussions with the National Children’s Commissioner, we have made a late submission to an inquiry on intentional self-harm and suicidal behaviour in children.
OII Australia has just made a submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission in relation to its inquiry on Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws.
We welcome and endorse a submission by Zwischengeschlecht, Child Rights Network Switzerland, and other Swiss NGOs to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Periodic Report of Switzerland on the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
OII Australia has made a submission to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) on the deselection of intersex traits using Assisted Reproductive Technologies.
We have made a brief submission on a proposed amendment to NSW anti-discrimination legislation to extend protections to children at private schools, calling for improvements to the proposals.
Given a time extension for the Senate Inquiry on involuntary or coerced sterilisation, and also a rapidly changing context due to new information, we took the opportunity to make a concluding submission to the Senate Committee on Community Affairs.
On 30 July we made a submission on the draft national Health and Physical Education curriculum, proposing meaningful inclusion that recognises intersex as a biological phenomenon.
We have made a fourth submission to the Senate Inquiry on involuntary or coerced sterilisation. It follows a submission by the Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group, a feature article in The Age, and new developments in Europe and the US.
OII Australia has made a third submission to the Senate Inquiry on involuntary and coerced sterilisation, focusing on female genital mutilation, the M.C. case in the US, and other investigations into the medical ‘normalisation’ of intersex people.
Our submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013, welcoming the bill, and recommending changes to the preamble and exemptions.