Gender identity discrimination: legal and human rights documents - A Gender Agenda

Gender identity discrimination: legal and human rights documents

ACT Human Rights Commission

The documents linked below are products of the ACT Human Rights Commission. They let you know your rights as a transgender person in the ACT and how to identify discrimination.

ACT Human Rights Commission: Discrimination Explainer

ACT Human Rights Commission: Intersex Discrimination


Federal Government documents

The following documents are produced by federal government bodies of Australia. They describe your legal rights as a transgender person.

The Sex Discrimination Act 1984

The Sex Discrimination Act 1984: 2013 Amendment

Australian Human Rights Commission: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status Discrimination

Other useful documents

License To Be Yourself, written by Open Society Foundation, takes a global look at the methods and approaches that activists and policymakers working to uphold the rights of trans and gender diverse people.

The Transgender Law Centre (USA) has written a sample workplace transition policy document. Apart from one or two minor references to the US legal context, it is fit for purpose in the Australian context. It provides useful way to talk about how workplace transition might be shaped in your workplace.