Entry #3983: Conversion therapy in Queensland

Current Version

RegionQueensland
IssueConversion therapy
StatusBanned
Start DateAug 13, 2020
End Datenow
DescriptionThe Health Leislation Ammendment Act of 2020 modified the Public Health Act of 2005 to make conversion therapy illegal. Penalties are up to 18 months in jail for attempting to change or suppress a person's sexual orientation or gender identity using practices such as aversion therapy, hypnotherapy and psychoanalysis.
Sourceshttps://news.trust.org/item/20200813083715-pv0b6/ https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/view/html/asmade/act-2020-031/lh https://www.humanrights.unsw.edu.au/news/what-queensland-and-act-bans-conversion-therapy-mean-lgbtqi-australians


Revision History (2)

Revision by JerofDoorhandle

Old Value New Value (Current)
Start Date0000-01-012020-08-13
NoteThe Health Leislation Ammendment Act of 2020 modified the Public Health Act of 2005 to make conversion therapy illegal. Penalties are up to 18 months in jail for attempting to change or suppress a person's sexual orientation or gender identity using practices such as aversion therapy, hypnotherapy and psychoanalysis.
Sourceshttps://news.trust.org/item/20200813083715-pv0b6/ https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/view/html/asmade/act-2020-031/lh https://www.humanrights.unsw.edu.au/news/what-queensland-and-act-bans-conversion-therapy-mean-lgbtqi-australians

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueNot bannedBanned
NoteNo
SourcesNo
Reports (1)
  • Newer law has been passed "Unlike in Victoria conversion therapy is only banned in health care settings. It's only partially banned in QLD"

Ausyk created this entry.