Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Intersex Rights

Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson conducted consultations to explore key rights issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Australia.

These consultations were conducted through an online survey and email submission process. The online consultation period was supported by a number of targeted meetings and community forums with LGBTI groups, organisations and individuals across the country. The outcomes of this process inform the work of the Commissioner in the area of LGBTI rights over the remainder of his tenure.

The consultation process was held in parallel with the Rights & Responsibilities 2014 consultations, a national consultation about how effectively we protect people’s human rights and freedoms in Australia. The focus of the Rights & Responsibilities 2014 consultation was building understanding and improved protection of our fundamental human rights, freedoms and responsibilities.

The final report was released by the Human Rights Commission in June 2015, and we think it's well worth a read. You can find a copy of the full report here, as well as the following supporting resources:

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Rights: Snapshot Report Background Paper (PDF)

Rights & Responsibilities 2014 (more information)


This information first published on the website of the Australian Human Rights Commission on 2 September 2014 and reproduced here with credit. The original version of this information can be found here

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