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NEW GENDER RECOGNITION GUIDELINES RELEASED

in AUSTRALIA, 23/06/2013

The Australian government has released new guidelines on the recognition of sex and gender which will be rolled out across all government departments from July 1.

The guidelines are designed to ensure that transgender, intersex and gender-diverse people have their gender and/or sex accurately represented in Australian government records.

“These Guidelines will bring about a practical improvement in the everyday lives of transgender, intersex and gender diverse people,” Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus said.

“Transgender and intersex people in Australia face many issues trying to ensure the gender status on their personal records matches the gender they live and how they are recognised by the community.

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