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Andrea Thompson on ‘The Greatest Comedy of All’

Andrea Thompson on ‘The Greatest Comedy of All’

OPINION Reader advice: This article mentions transphobia, gender dysphoria, sexual abuse. If you ever needed proof that life is one enormous comedy you need go no further than knowing that whatever entity spawned everything decided it was a good idea to put trans people, governments, laws and bureaucrats on the same planet. When I stop […]

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WA’s Gender Reassignment Board set to be ditched in law reform

WA’s Gender Reassignment Board set to be ditched in law reform

The need for Western Australia’s Gender Reassignment Board will become obsolete under a new proposal to update the state’s anti-discrimination laws. The state’s Law Reform Commission has recommended a wide range of reforms to the Equal Opportunity Act including significant changes to laws that require people to obtain a certificate to change their gender. The […]

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No action on trans and intersex rights from WA Government

No action on trans and intersex rights from WA Government

Western Australia’s Attorney General John Quigley has confirmed the McGowan Government has not ‘fully considered’ a report on trans and intersex rights which was tabled in 2018. Project 108: Final Report: Review of Western Australian legislation in relation to the registration or change of a person sex and/or gender status relating to sex characteristics was the […]

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Call for submissions in review of WA’s legal gender recognition process

Call for submissions in review of WA’s legal gender recognition process

Local LGBTI+ advocates are calling for submissions to support changes to existing Western Australian processes that allow legal recognition of one’s sex, gender or intersex status. The call comes following a discussion paper from WA Law Reform Commission investigating current state laws and processes regarding recognition of one’s sex, gender or intersex status, as well […]

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Law Reform Commission proposes changes to sex & gender laws

Law Reform Commission proposes changes to sex & gender laws

The WA Law Reform Commission has released a discussion paper exploring an extensive review of the state’s legislation regarding recognition of a person’s sex, gender and intersex status. The review follows a successful motion at last year’s state Labor conference to axe the Gender Reassignment Board. At present, Western Australians must apply to the Gender […]

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WA Labor accepts proposal to scrap the Gender Reassignment Board

The WA Labor party has voted in favour of a motion calling for the WA Gender Reassignment Board to be axed. The motion was among a host of changes put forward by Labor members at the party’s bi-annual conference which was held over the weekend. Improving equality across a range of different policy areas was […]

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