Submissions

Submissions to government bodies and institutions.

Second submission to Senate Inquiry on involuntary sterilisation; the Chief Justice of the Family Court on infant clitorectomy

Parliament

The Senate’s community Affairs Reference Committee is currently conducting an inquiry into the involuntary or coerced sterilisation of people with disabilities, and intersex people. The deadline for submissions was 12 March, and the Committee has just published a supplementary submission (PDF) by OII Australia, alongside submissions by the AISSGA, People with Disabilities Australia, the National…
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Submission to the Senate Inquiry on involuntary or coerced sterilisation

Parliament

The federal Senate’s Community Affairs References Committee is currently conducting an inquiry into the involuntary or coerced sterilisation of people with disabilities in Australia, and now also including the sterilisation and sexual health of intersex people. The terms of reference for the inquiry were updated on 15 February to include: 2. Current practices and policies…
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We welcome the Senate Inquiry report on the Exposure Draft of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012

Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill

OII Australia warmly welcomes the report of the Senate Inquiry on the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill, and in particular the conclusions regarding protection for intersex people. We strongly encourage the Attorney General to oversee the passing of the bill, as amended, by June 2013. The report’s conclusions on intersex are as follows: Intersex status…
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Senate hearings on the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill

Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill

Yesterday, Gina Wilson and myself had the enormous privilege of speaking to the Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee regarding intersex provisions in the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill. We made a range of statements in line with our submission to the Senate Inquiry on the bill, and also tabled a document, On the…
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