Senate debates

Wednesday, 13 November 2019


Transgender Awareness Week

4:27 pm

Photo of Rachel SiewertRachel Siewert (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

Before moving this motion, I ask that the name of Senator Dodson be added to the motion. At the request of Senators Rice and Dodson, I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

  (i) this week is Transgender Awareness Week, and

  (ii) Transgender Awareness Week is an opportunity to learn about gender diversity, work to remove all forms of discrimination against transgender and gender diverse people, and commit to being better allies; and

(b) calls on all parliamentarians to:

  (i) commit to learning more about the lives and experiences of transgender and gender diverse people,

  (ii) elevate the voices of transgender and gender diverse people, especially during Transgender Awareness Week, and

  (iii) support the provision of essential health, social, cultural, and community services for trans and gender diverse people and their families, delivered with the meaningful input and involvement of these communities.

Photo of Scott RyanScott Ryan (President) Share this | | Hansard source

The question is that motion No. 242 be agreed to.