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ACT passes Australian-first laws to protect intersex people from unneccessary surgeries without their consent

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Amanda Cohn
NSW Greens MP
14 June 2023

A ground-breaking law has just passed in the ACT that will create waves of change in the lives of intersex people - making the ACT the first territory or state in Australia to legally protect intersex people from being forced to undergo unnecessary surgeries without their consent.

Greens MLA in the ACT Johnathan Davis, Intersex Human Rights Australia and Equality Australia have been vital drivers in the push for change. But the fight is not over. We must ensure that every other state and territory follows suit with the implementation of laws to protect all intersex people in our communities and their right to bodily autonomy. 

Let's make it happen - add your name now! 

You can find out more about the ACT Variations in Sex Characteristics (Restricted Medical Treatment) Bill by visiting the ACT Government website here.

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Amanda Cohn
NSW Greens MP
14 June 2023
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