The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by WA Senator 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.
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.