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ANZ is the latest employer to introduce paid Gender Affirmation Leave

ANZ is the latest employer to introduce paid Gender Affirmation Leave

ANZ have announced its Australian and New Zealand based employees who are affirming their gender will be able to access six weeks of paid leave, and up to 12 months’ unpaid leave. The newly created Gender Affirmation Leave will support staff as they undergo any aspect of gender affirmation including social, medical, and legal gender […]

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Advocates urge politicians to hear real issues facing trans folks

Advocates urge politicians to hear real issues facing trans folks

LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Just.Equal Australia are calling on political leaders to debate issues that matter to trans people, including inclusive health care and reducing discrimination, instead of conducting culture wars at trans people’s expense. Just.Equal spokesperson and trans advocate Sally Goldner AM has called on all parties and candidates to listen to trans, gender diverse […]

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Liberal senator Alex Antic says defining women is a burning question

Liberal senator Alex Antic says defining women is a burning question

Liberal senator Alex Antic has used his time in Senate Estimates to ask a variety of government departments to answer the question, “What is a woman?” Sharing a video of him asking the question to Professor Brendan Murphy, secretary of the Department of Health, Senator Antic said it was one of the “burning questions” that […]

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AusPATH launch new Informed Consent Standards of Care

AusPATH launch new Informed Consent Standards of Care

Australia’s peak trans health body AusPATH has launched the Australian Informed Consent Standards of Care for Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy on Trans Day of Visiblity. These new national Standards of Care are intended to assist and enable clinicians across Australia to better meet the medical gender affirmation needs of their trans women, trans men and […]

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Advocates commend government rejection of Latham’s education bill

Advocates commend government rejection of Latham’s education bill

LGBTQIA+ advocates are celebrating the end of a bill put forward by NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham targeting trans and gender diverse young people, as the state government release a report outlining their opposition to the legislation. The report from NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell lists four reasons the Perrottet Government will not support the […]

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Liberal candidate says she can determine everyone’s gender

Liberal candidate says she can determine everyone’s gender

Liberal candidate Kristy McSweeney will be hoping to retain the electorate of Swan when the election gets underway. She’s standing for the seat which is currently held by retiring Liberal MP Steve Irons. In a television interview the aspiring politician has declared one of her skills is being able to determine if people are a […]

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ACON add voice to #BreakTheBias this International Women’s Day

ACON add voice to #BreakTheBias this International Women’s Day

Ahead of International Women’s Day 2022, ACON is calling all community members to celebrate the achievements of LGBTQ women, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality. Observed annually on 8 March, International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of all women and calls for […]

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ARIAs goes gender neutral scrapping male and female award categories

ARIAs goes gender neutral scrapping male and female award categories

Australia’s music awards the ARIAs have announced they’ll be going gender neutral scrapping gendered awards for male and female artists. When the next round of awards are presented in November there’ll no longer be a Best Male artist, or Best female artist, instead just a simple Best Artist. Instead of their being five nominees for […]

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UK court overturns decision on under 16s accessing puberty blockers

UK court overturns decision on under 16s accessing puberty blockers

  The British Court of Appeal has overturned the decision from 2020 which declared that children under 16 were unable to made a informed decision about receiving puberty blocking hormone drugs as treatment for gender dysphoria. The Tavistock and Portman National Health Service foundation trust, which operate England’s only gender treatment clinic for children, challenged […]

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‘The Australian’ breached standards with transgender reports

‘The Australian’ breached standards with transgender reports

The Australian Press Council has delivered its adjudication on a complaint from well-known transgender health expert Dr Michelle Telfer finding that the national newspaper had breached reporting standards on several occasions. The Press Council also ruled that many of the reports published by The Australian fell within the guidelines of acceptable reporting. The council considered a complaint […]

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