Forty-One Community Organisations Write To WA Premier Over LGBT Law Refroms

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01/10/2024
Around forty-one community organisations, including LGBTQI, health and women’s groups and unions, have addressed an open letter to Western Australia Premier Roger Cook to deliver on the Labor government’s promise to enact LGBTQI law reforms. Among the unfulfilled promises are the abolishment of the Gender Reassignment Board, banning anti-gay conversion practices, updating the Equal Opportunity Act and reforming laws that allow religious schools to discriminate against students and teachers for being LGBTQI. “In WA, religious schools still hold a licence to discriminate against LGBTIQ+ staff and students, and harmful conversion practices remain legal. WA is also the only state in Australia where a Gender Reassignment Board (GRB) decides if someone can legally update their gender. These are pressing issues that the WA Government has committed to address, alongside broader reforms,” the letter said.
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