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New ABS guidelines welcomed but LGBTIQ+ still absent from Census

New ABS guidelines welcomed but LGBTIQ+ still absent from Census

National LGBTIQ+ advocates have welcomed the new guidelines from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) regarding data collection on sex, gender, sexual orientation and variations of sex characteristics. Formerly named the Sex and Gender Standard, the new document expands the scope to include Sex, Gender, Variation of Sex Characteristics and Sexual Orientation Variables. LGBTIQ+ Health […]

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Intersex Awareness Day: New guides on how to be an intersex ally

Intersex Awareness Day: New guides on how to be an intersex ally

October 26th is Intersex Awareness Day, a day to learn about the human rights issues faced by intersex people, and promote genuine inclusion for people with intersex variations. Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA), Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA) and partners have revealed a range of new resources, aimed at changing current practices and promoting genuine […]

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New census sexuality questions removed after feedback from minister

New census sexuality questions removed after feedback from minister

Reports have emerged that new questions that included sexuality and gender identity were dumped from the census after feedback from government minister Michael Sukkar. The Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed to Senate Estimates that of the 40,000 test forms of the census, 20,000 of those which featured new questions about gender and sexuality were destroyed. […]

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