Thursday, 18 December 2014

Have your say on sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex rights

Views on issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) are welcomed as part of a new consultation on sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex issues in Australia.

Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson, will be holding consultations to explore key rights issues affecting LGBTI people in Australia.

"To have a truly inclusive society we need to promote a lived culture of rights, responsibility and mutual respect toward everyone, and that includes LGBTI people," Commissioner Wilson said.

"The consultation is being held to establish what legal protections exists, what legal barriers remain, what services are being provided and what are not, and what can be done to improve the lives of LGBTI people in Australia."

Submissions are encouraged from all LGBTI individuals and organisations. An online survey and background paper are now available on the Australian Human Rights Commission website.

The closing date for surveys is 23 December 2014, closing date for submissions and/or case studies is Friday 6 February 2015.

For more information or to complete the online survey visit www.humanrights.gov.au/sogii-rights.