Submission to (Federal) HREOC enquiry

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HREOC (the Federal body, seperate from the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission) have called for submissions to Federal law.

This is long overdue. All states and territories have equal opportunity law protecting trans people (albeit some laws give greater coverage than others). The Federal arena is the only jurisdiction with nothing. This ust chage - yesterday.

The submission gives a summary of the state of play in relation to Federal issues for transgender people ,with particular focus on medical and documentation issues.


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TGV uses TGD to refer to people whose gender identity or expression is different from that which was assigned at birth or that which is expected of them by society.

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Transgender Victoria (TGV) work with and for, the trans and gender diverse (TGD) community as well as its allies, to create positive change in areas that impact the human rights of TGD people. 

TGV represents the TGD community in challenging discrimination and assists to empower TGD people so that they may lead full and meaningful lives.

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