The Government has now considered the initial recommendations of the South Australian Law Reform Institute’s Audit Report on Discrimination on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation, Gender, Gender Identity and Intersex Status in South Australian legislation.
On 10 September 2015, Premier Jay Weatherill announced in Parliament that he would introduce a Bill (PDF, 75KB) to remove elements from pieces of legislation that discriminate against members of our community who identify as LGBTIQ.
Before the bill is introduced in Parliament, we want to hear your feedback on the bill.
Providing us with your feedback will ensure that everyone has a chance to comment and make suggestions for the bill before it is presented to Parliament. Make sure you get your comments in before the 20 November deadline.
How can you get involved?
The Government will consider all feedback before finalising the Bill that will be introduced to Parliament.
Outcome from initial consultation
The South Australian Law Reform Institute has provided its Audit Report on Discrimination on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation, Gender, Gender Identity and Intersex Status in South Australian legislation to the South Australian Government.
The report identifies over 140 laws that discriminate or have the potential to discriminate against LGBTIQ South Australians and sets out a range of recommendations for what changes should be made to remove that discrimination. Some of the recommended changes can be made straight away - like making changes to the terms used in our anti-discrimination laws. Others need more consultation to work through the details - like the process for changing a person's sex on the Births Deaths and Marriages Registrar. SARLI is looking forward to consulting further with all South Australians about some of the changes it recommends.
You can download a copy of the Report from the SALRI website, under the 'Current Projects' section.
SALRI would like to highlight the valuable contribution provided to the report from the LGBTIQ communities and to thank all groups and individuals who took part and contributed in the consultation process.