Gender Reassignment Bill (No. 2) 1997


Bill No.27

Synopsis
The purpose of this Bill is to allow the reassignment of gender and establish a Gender Reassignment Board with power to issue recognition certificates; to make consequential amendments to the Constitution Acts Amendment Act 1899 and the Registration of Births, Death and Marriages Act 1961; to amend the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 to promote equality of opportunity, and provide remedies in respect of discrimination, on gender history grounds in certain cases.

This Bill was initially introduced and passed by the Legislative Council but was subsequently ruled out of order by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly on 9 April 1997, on the grounds that it was in breach of s. 46 of the Constitution Act 1889. That Bill was subsequently re-introduced in the Legislative Assembly.

StatusReinstated to the stage reached in the previous Session 08/12/1998
This Act comes into operation on a day fixed by Proclamation

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Progress

Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 04/09/1997  
First Reading 04/09/1997  
Second Reading 04/09/1997  
Second Reading Speech   


Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Reinstated to the stage reached in the previous Session  08/12/1998