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Gender Reassignment Bill (No. 2) 1997

Bill No. 27
Long Title 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.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 12 Apr 2000 as Act No. 2 of 2000. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)
Current Bill
Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 04/09/1997  
First Reading 04/09/1997  
Second Reading 04/09/1997 1 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/24/1999  
Consideration in Detail 11/24/1999  
Amendments adopted 11/24/1999  
Third Reading 11/24/1999  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 11/25/1999  
Second Reading 11/25/1999  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 03/16/2000  
Third Reading 03/16/2000  

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

1. Restored from the Second Session of Parliament on 11 August 1999.