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senate vote 2019-11-13#2

Edited by mackay

on 2019-11-15 11:33:28

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  • Motions Transgender Awareness Week
  • Motions - Transgender Awareness Week - Support

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2019-11-13.121.2) introduced by WA Senator [Rachel Siewert](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/wa/rachel_siewert) (Greens). Motions like these don't make legal changes on their own but are politically influential because they represent the will of the Senate.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • >
  • > *(a) notes that:*
  • >
  • >> *(i) this week is Transgender Awareness Week, and*
  • >>
  • >> *(ii) Transgender Awareness Week is an opportunity to learn about gender diversity, work to remove all forms of discrimination against transgender and gender diverse people, and commit to being better allies; and*
  • >
  • > *(b) calls on all parliamentarians to:*
  • >
  • >> *(i) commit to learning more about the lives and experiences of transgender and gender diverse people,*
  • >>
  • >> *(ii) elevate the voices of transgender and gender diverse people, especially during Transgender Awareness Week, and*
  • >>
  • >> *(iii) support the provision of essential health, social, cultural, and community services for trans and gender diverse people and their families, delivered with the meaningful input and involvement of these communities.*
  • >> *(iii) support the provision of essential health, social, cultural, and community services for trans and gender diverse people and their families, delivered with the meaningful input and involvement of these communities.*
senate vote 2019-11-13#2

Edited by mackay

on 2019-11-15 11:33:11

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  • <p class="speaker">Rachel Siewert</p>
  • <p>Before moving this motion, I ask that the name of Senator Dodson be added to the motion. At the request of Senators Rice and Dodson, I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate&#8212;</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2019-11-13.121.2) introduced by WA Senator [Rachel Siewert](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/wa/rachel_siewert) (Greens). Motions like these don't make legal changes on their own but are politically influential because they represent the will of the Senate.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • >
  • > *(a) notes that:*
  • >
  • >> *(i) this week is Transgender Awareness Week, and*
  • >>
  • >> *(ii) Transgender Awareness Week is an opportunity to learn about gender diversity, work to remove all forms of discrimination against transgender and gender diverse people, and commit to being better allies; and*
  • >
  • > *(b) calls on all parliamentarians to:*
  • >
  • >> *(i) commit to learning more about the lives and experiences of transgender and gender diverse people,*
  • >>
  • >> *(ii) elevate the voices of transgender and gender diverse people, especially during Transgender Awareness Week, and*
  • >>
  • >> *(iii) support the provision of essential health, social, cultural, and community services for trans and gender diverse people and their families, delivered with the meaningful input and involvement of these communities.*
  • <p class="italic">(a) notes that:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(i) this week is Transgender Awareness Week, and</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(ii) Transgender Awareness Week is an opportunity to learn about gender diversity, work to remove all forms of discrimination against transgender and gender diverse people, and commit to being better allies; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) calls on all parliamentarians to:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(i) commit to learning more about the lives and experiences of transgender and gender diverse people,</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(ii) elevate the voices of transgender and gender diverse people, especially during Transgender Awareness Week, and</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(iii) support the provision of essential health, social, cultural, and community services for trans and gender diverse people and their families, delivered with the meaningful input and involvement of these communities.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ryan</p>
  • <p>The question is that motion No. 242 be agreed to.</p>