The Victorian Government has introduced the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020 (VIC) into Parliament.

It is certainly the most ideologically driven conversion practices ban in Australia if not the world.  Going far beyond addressing abhorrent conversion practices it risks criminalising ethical and effective care options, explicitly targets religious practices, and even includes “informal practices, such as conversations with a community leader” within its scope.

Attorney-General Jill Hennessy made the intention of the Victorian Government very clear when talking about alternative “non-affirming” approaches such as “watchful waiting” saying that “These views won’t be tolerated in Victoria …”

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