Politics / Legislation
Bills are debated in parliament, passed from one house to another, legislation formed. Political parties and individuals stand for transgender and gender diverse people and their rights, others do not.
This section of the Gender Centre's website contains a number of articles about Politics / Legislation in relation to transgender and gender questioning people, and in the near future will also include other resources such as books, book reviews, research papers, transcripts, videos, links to other political related websites and more. The articles below are just a few of the articles currently on the Politics / Legislation page of this website.
SOME POINTERS ON LOBBYING
Article appeared in Polare 64, July 2005
Gina writes about the political landscape with regard to transgender and intersex issues,and mentions some interesting ways for transgender and intersex people to lobby our politicians in the future based on how achievements have been gained in the past ...
... TO COMMENTS REGARDING THEIR POSITION ON A RANGE OF TRANSGENDER ISSUES
Article appeared in Polare 58, July 2004
Australian Democrat spokesman for Sexuality and Gender Issues, Brian Greig states that while the they endorse support for transgender people who later regret their decision for surgery, they do not believe this should be grounds upon which to discredit the Monash Clinic ...
THE HUMAN RIGHTS (GENDER IDENTITY) AMENDMENT BILL OFFERS PROTECTION FROM DISCRIMINATION ON THE GROUNDS OF GENDER IDENTITY
Article appeared in Polare 60, November 2004
Transsexual M.P. Georgina Beyer has drafted legislation she hopes will stop discrimination on the grounds of a person's gender identity. Her bill provides for gender identity to be included as one of the grounds of discrimination in section 21 of the Human Rights Act 1993 ...
AUSTRALIAN DEMOCRAT CANDIDATE FOR GRAYNDLER
Article appeared in Polare 25, June 1998
Katherine Cummings, who had gender reassignment surgery in early 1989, has recently been endorsed as the Australian Democrats' candidate for the Federal seat of Grayndler at the upcoming election and intends to make services to the transgender community a priority ...
A SPEECH PRIOR TO THE 2007 FEDERAL ELECTION
Article appeared in Polare 74, January 2008
The Coalition, with regressive policies of repression and removal of human rights,have been replaced by Labor, who declared a policy of social inclusion. Two days before the election, Labor's Deputy Leader, Julia Gillard presented this paper to the ACOSS Conference ...