A few days out from the 27 November state election, Victorian Labor has expressed support for ZBGC. This expression of support comes in the form of a letter from Deputy Premier and Attorney-General Rob Hulls MP.
Read Victorian Labor’s 2-page letter below:
(Note: Under the state Labor Government, the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 was amended in 2004 to allow some, but not all, transgender people in Victoria to change their birth certificate to reflect their affirmed gender. At present, the Act extends this privilege only to those individuals who have undergone “sex affirmation surgery”. The Act defines “sex affirmation surgery” as a “surgical procedure involving the alteration of a person’s reproductive organs carried out for the purpose of assisting the person to be considered to be a member of the opposite sex”. Thus, for a wide range of reasons, many transgender people are unable to comply with the current requirements of the Act.)