Ban on 'insidious' sexuality and gender identity conversion practices becomes law

Sarah Lansdown
Updated April 15 2021 - 12:01am, first published August 29 2020 - 3:00pm
ACT Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay was emotional as he defended the bill as being compatible with the Human Rights Act. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos
ACT Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay was emotional as he defended the bill as being compatible with the Human Rights Act. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

A law to criminalise sexuality and gender identity conversion practices was passed on the final sitting day of the ACT Legislative Assembly before the October election.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au

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