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Equality Australia

#TransEquality – Trans rights as human rights survey

Hey folks, we’ve recently been sent a survey by the fantastic team of #TransEquality from Equality Australia and we wanted to take the time to share it here with you all as it will help immensely inform government and the Australian Human Rights Commission …

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Research call for trans people who have been incarcerated in Australian prisons

Hello everyone! We recently had someone send us this and we wanted to help share a call for participants for a research project on the experiences of trans people in Australian prisons. They’re looking for people who are over 18, who identify anywhere outside of cis, and who have spent time in an Australian prison at any time in the past. Participation includes a 1-2 hour one-on-one interview with Charlie (research team) and it is paid.

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Western Australian birth certificates are about to become easier to update

Non-binary option for Western Australian birth certificates

Western Australians will soon have an easier time correcting the sex on their birth certificates – and non-binary will be recognised as an option alongside male and female. This follows the McGowan government’s 2022 decision to overhaul Western Australia’s birth certificate amendment process and abolish the state’s Gender Recognition Board. In comments to The West Australian (paywall), a spokesperson for the Cook government has confirmed that allowing non-binary sex markers on birth certificates will be part of these reforms. Currently, Western Australians seeking to update the sex on their birth certificates must prove they have undertaken surgical or medical intervention, supply a letter from a psychiatrist or psychologist, include letters from all medical practitioners involved in their transition, and provide two or three letters of support from friends and family, along with certified copies of identity documents. The Gender Recognition Board then meets to discuss whether a recognition certificate should

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