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OUTInPerth – Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson says gender treatments are sound and appropriate

Western Australia’s Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson has dismissed calls from the Liberal party to ban puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones from being available to young people experiencing gender dysphoria. On Monday Liberal leader Libby Mettam announced that if her party wins government at the 2025 state election, they will immediately ban the medical treatment being […]

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OUTInPerth – Libby Mettam’s stance against transgender health care challenged

National LGBTI lobby group, Just-Equal Australia, has criticised the WA Liberal Party for “failing to understand” the difference between transgender health care in the UK and Australia. On Monday, WA Liberal Leader, Libby Mettam, said if her party was elected to government, it would ban puberty blockers for young people going through gender transition. Mettam […]

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OUTInPerth – Gender law reform described as flawed but an improvement

One of WA’s leading LGBTIQA+ support organisations has welcomed the Cook Government’s announcement that they will update the process people undergo to officially change their gender. GRAI: GLBTI Rights in Ageing said the government’s proposed overhaul was a welcomed move, despite it not coming up to the standard of laws in other Australian jurisdictions. Echoing […]

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OUTInPerth – Queer Liberation Boorloo: “Reforms fall short”

Queer Liberation Boorloo has welcomed the government’s long-awaited announcement on gender reassignment reforms. “The reforms will undoubtedly make it easier for queer people to amend their records to accurately reflect who they are and improve access to equal opportunity protections.” said the group’s spokesperson Alex Wallace (pictured). “Grassroots pressure and a united front among activists […]

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OUTInPerth – WA’s Equal opportunity law reform has to wait for Canberra

Western Australia’s Attorney General John Quigley has revealed that updates to Western Australia’s equal opportunity legislation is on the backburner because the Cook government waiting for the Albanese federal government. Rights advocates say it’s time for WA’s Labor government to stop “dithering” and get on with bringing in much needed reforms. Earlier today Premier Roger […]

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