Trans advocates have hit back at attacks on the reforms made by the new group’s spokesperson Ben Smith, who works for the Catholic Archdiocese of Hobart.
The research coincides with the unveiling of the ‘Signs of Love’ sculpture, which points to all 123 Oxford Streets around the country, including seven Mardi Gras-themed signposts in regional areas.
Trans advocates called for Assistant Treasurer Stuart Robert to resign over his comments, saying they showed “an alarming level of incompetence in his misinformed attacks on the state’s proposed birth certificate reform.”
“I can now apply to be legally recognised as female. This will help me with gaining employment and to be recognised for who I truly am,” said Arrernte sistergirl Rosalina Curtis.
A committee decided that the money required – around $9500 per year – would be better served across the community more broadly.
“[Cuts to federal funding] really reduced our capacity to work with Aboriginal people around sexual health.”
“It’s hard living in environments where you aren’t seen or recognised, because it impacts your health and wellbeing”
The NT Department of Education has written to more than 150 government schools to confirm that the program will continue.
The move makes the Northern Territory the last Australian state or territory to allow same-sex couples to adopt.