Later this year Australia will be considered during the 75th session of the UN Committee against Torture. In 2016 we made a submission to the Committee under our former name, OII Australia. Given the time that has elapsed since then, and given local developments, we have submitted a new shadow report.
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This side event of the UN Human Rights Council will focus on the right to health of intersex persons and protection from violence and harmful practices – including on medical settings – based on sex characteristics.
We warmly welcome publication by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) of analysis of responses to ‘non-binary sex’ in the 2021 census. The report shows a need for reform ahead of the next census.
We are proud to announce that we are expanding our yellow tick training offerings to make them more accessible to individuals and smaller teams. The first sessions will run on 28 and 29 September
We have a vacancy for a Senior Projects Officer. This is a senior role which requires the successful applicant to demonstrate experience in writing and communication, public speaking, systematic advocacy, and community development. The application deadline is 7 October 2022.
We have a vacancy for an administrator. This is a part-time role will provide office support and is vital for the smooth-running of the organisation. The administrator will undertake administrative tasks, ensuring other staff have adequate support to work efficiently. The application deadline is 30 September.
The Department of Health in Western Australia has invited submissions in response to a discussion paper on proposed legislation in relation to assisted reproductive technologies and surrogacy.
In late 2020, the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia published a profoundly problematic statement on pathology for transgender and intersex persons. It should not have been published in its current form, and it should be withdrawn.
We have made a submission in response to an invitation by the Northern Territory government to respond to proposals to amend the Anti-Discrimination Act 1992.
Our board and staff met for a strategic planning weekend in Canberra, ACT, this last weekend, 16-17 July 2022. This was also the first time that our directors and our staff met each other in person.
IHRA has made a full and detailed submission to the ACT government in respect of the consultation draft Variations in Sex Characteristics (Restricted Medical Treatment) Bill 2022.
Our submission to an invited consultation by Alex Greenwich, NSW MP for Sydney, on a proposed omnibus bill to end discrimination and harm against LGBTI people.