CONSULTATION NOW OPEN
Comment is now sought on the draft guidelines. Submissions close on Friday 19 April 2013.
The Australian Government has developed draft national guidelines to ensure a consistent standard of evidence for people changing or establishing sex and/or gender in Commonwealth records, and a consistent approach to the collection of sex and/or gender information across Government.
These guidelines build on the amendments to the passport policy for sex and gender diverse applicants announced in 2011. They are also a commitment under the National Human Rights Action Plan and one of the recommendations from the Australian Human Rights Commission report, Sex Files: the legal recognition of sex in documents and government records.
The draft guidelines and more information are available from the Attorney-General’s website .
There is no prescribed format for submission, and personal experiences or observations are welcome. You can email your submissions by email (preferred) or by post to:
Gender Recognition Guidelines Consultation
Human Rights Policy Branch
3-5 National Circuit
BARTON ACT 2600