If you blinked, you might have missed almost identical pieces of legislation recently passed by regional governments. Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory both adopted laws within days of each other to criminalise so-called conversion therapy. Legislation demands that health service providers reject any therapy or pastoral care which suggests changing or suppressing a person’s sexual attraction or gender identity.
- Unlimited access to spectator.com.au and app
- The weekly edition on the Spectator Australia app
- Spectator podcasts and newsletters
- Full access to spectator.co.uk
Unlock this article
James Parker was a gay rights’ activist . He now facilitates True Identity, an informal network that supports those struggling with sexuality & gender identity issues.
You might disagree with half of it, but you’ll enjoy reading all of it. Try your first month for free, then just $2 a week for the remainder of your first year.