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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) issues

Human rights landmark as Australia legalises marriage equality

Parliament has today legislated for a fairer and more equal Australia by legalising marriage equality.

“On this historic day, Australia joins over two dozen countries around the world in legislating for marriage equality,” said Australian Human Rights Commission President, Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM. 

Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner, said the law was a milestone for human rights in Australia.

Research by Government Reform Bodies involving Vulnerable People and Populations

Ethics Training Day: Dealing with Vulnerability

Princeton Room, Bond University, 14 University Drive, Robina, Qld




I represent an organisation that works extensively with people who can be part of “vulnerable populations”. My background is as a human rights lawyer. While human rights and human ethics are not the same thing, there are some important cross-overs in how we work.

Keynote Address - Military Pride Ball 2017

Military Pride Ball - Keynote Speech 

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• Thank you, James and Ellen, for your kind introduction.

• Traditional owners: the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation and to pay my respects to their elders past and present.

• The many members of the LGBTI community who have served in the armed forces – as well as those from inside and outside the LGBTI community who helped make this possible.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance
Harmony Park, Goulburn St, Surry Hills
Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner

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  • Gadigal people of the Eora Nation

  • Elders in the trans community, past and present. In particular, those people who have been victims of hate crimes and those who have faced, and continue to face, discrimination, vilification and harassment in the course of their everyday lives.

Resilient Individuals: Sexual Orientation Gender Identity & Intersex Rights 2015


SDA Amendments

Australian Public Service Human Rights Network


This event is important and timely. I understand that it has been created to respond to the issues facing people living with HIV as they age.

Commonwealth v Australian Capital Territory [2013] HCA 55

Sex and gender diversity issues paper

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) is seeking the views of the sex and gender diverse community about the most pressing human rights issues faced by people who are transgender, transsexual or intersex. HREOC also seeks input into how it might assist in promoting and protecting the human rights of people who are sex and gender diverse.

Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013