Cross-party speeches on intersex health in the Australian Senate

Published: March 25, 2014

In thirty historic minutes in the Commonwealth Parliament tonight, senators from each of the three main political parties spoke on intersex health issues to mark World Health Day 2014.

 
Senator Rachel Siewert (Greens, WA) spoke as Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee, which published the report “Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia” last October. Senator Sue Boyce (LNP, Queensland), spoke as chair of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee. They were joined by Senator Claire Moore (Labor, Queensland), now Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate, and previously a member of the Committee inquiry.
 
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