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All colours of the rainbow: why Tasmania’s new gender identity laws are warranted

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Gogarty, B, All colours of the rainbow: why Tasmania's new gender identity laws are warranted, The Conversation, Australia, 22 June, pp. 1-5. (2020) [Newspaper Article]


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In late 2019, Tasmania became the first state to allow its citizens (especially transgender/agender people) to obtain a birth certificate that accurately reflects their gender identity. Given the novelty of the law, the state’s peak law reform body was directed to consider the impact of the reforms on Tasmania’s system of law and justice. Today, the Tasmania Law Reform Institute reported its findings that the changes in the law have no significant unintended consequences for the law and justice system.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:law, human rights, gender, birth certificates
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:International and comparative law
Research Field:International humanitarian and human rights law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law reform
UTAS Author:Gogarty, B (Dr Brendan Gogarty)
ID Code:139591
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2020-06-23
Last Modified:2020-06-30
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