Queer Thinking - Slipping Between the Cracks: the Australian Census, data collection and the invisibility of the trans and intersex communities

  • Eternity Playhouse 39 Burton Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010 Australia

Presented by The Gender Centre and Inner City Legal Centre

2016 is an Australian census year and finally it seems as if the transgender and gender non-binary community as well as intersex Australians will be included in the count. Or will they?

Australian Government data collectors are trying to find a way to include a third category but struggling to move beyond the female/male binary. Their solution?  A third ‘indeterminate’, ‘unspecified’ or ‘X’ category, and the exclusion of transgender children.

Not surprisingly, transgender, gender non-binary and intersex people do not see themselves as indeterminate or unspecified and may not take part. But, without a proper accounting, the resources and recognition to help these vulnerable communities will be as far away as ever. 

The Gender Centre and Inner City Legal Centre invite you to be part of a panel discussion on Monday 29 February at the Eternity Theatre, Darlinghurst.

This important forward-looking discussion on how the transgender and intersex communities can be better incldued be included in data collection and what implications this has for policy-making.

Event Date: Monday 29th February
Event Time: 7pm - 8pm
Venue: Eternity Theatre, 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst
Tickets: $5