A number of booksellers and publishers including Angus & Robertson, Dymocks, QBD, and Penguin Random House continue to list titles promoting conversion therapy on their websites.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dismissed calls to outlaw gay conversion, saying it is a state government issue.
Google had lost its rating on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index over the company’s refusal to remove the app, which Amazon, Apple and Microsoft all removed from sale last year.
The NSW government is “on the same page” as the Victorian government, according to NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard, who said he would monitor the enactment of the ban over the next year.
“As survivors we want Australians to know it is not just the practice that is harmful, but that much of the damage is done by the ideology that underpins the pseudo-therapies.”
“Every moment that this app remains at Google’s online store, vulnerable LGBT teenagers can download it, so time is of the essence.”
The report states that there are currently at least ten organisations currently promoting ex-gay and ex-trans therapies in Australia and New Zealand.