Australia must better protect LGBTI womens’ rights

The UN’s expert committee on discrimination against women has raised a series of concerns about the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer women and girls in Australia.

The Committee grilled the Australian Government on the need for specialist services to address the "staggering rates of self-harm and suicide" for LGBTI people, particularly transgender and intersex people, caused by "unacceptably high rates of discrimination and harassment".