In February 2019 the Victorian Government committed to prohibiting harmful LGBT conversion practices.
Conversion practices are any practices or treatments that attempt to change or suppress a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.
We’re asking Victorians to have their say. We want to know how you think the law can prevent the harm caused by LGBT conversion practices and protect and support LGBT Victorians.
The feedback you give us will inform the way the government approaches the ban and help shape the law.
The commitment to the ban follows the Health Complaints Commissioner Inquiry into Conversion Therapy report (HCC Report) which recommended the introduction of legislation to ban the practices in Victoria.
Give us your feedback
To give your feedback we invite you to read the discussion paper and consider the questions it asks. To help you think about the issues at play, the paper asks you to look at four key areas:
- Definition: what practices should be banned?
- Protection: who should the ban protect?
- Regulation: through what legal method should we apply the ban?
- Religious freedom: how should we balance the human rights affected by a ban?
You have two ways to provide your responses to the four key areas. You can either fill in the survey or you can submit a prepared document.
Submissions close 24 November 2019.
When providing your feedback you are not required to identify yourself unless you want to. Your privacy is important to us. The Department of Justice and Community Safety will handle your feedback and personal information in line with Victoria's privacy laws. If you identify yourself the department will not disclose it without your consent, except where required to by law.
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