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Guidelines for the Inclusion of Transgender and Gender-Diverse People in Sport

18th June 2019

Author - Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission, in partnership with Sport Australia and the Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports (COMPPS) has launched  ‘Guidelines for the inclusion of transgender and gender diverse people in sport’.

The Guidelines provide:

  • information about the operation of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984  (Cth) in relation to:
    • unlawful and permissible discrimination on the basis of sex and gender identity
    • sexual harassment
    • victimisation
  • practical guidance for promoting inclusion in line with fundamental human rights-based principles:
    • equality
    • participation in sport
    • freedom from discrimination and harassment
    • privacy.

 

The Commission has also developed a ‘Reflective Practice Framework’, to assist Sport Australia and COMPPS in monitoring the implementation of the Guidelines.