Sexuality and Gender Diversity


HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [6.20 pm]: It has been an interesting week. Nationally, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory have moved towards banning gay conversion therapy. I want to make a few comments about how we are not tracking here in Western Australia.

WA Government must ban conversion therapy NOW

Greens spokesperson for Mental Health Hon Alison Xamon MLC has renewed her call to the State Government to immediately ban LGBTIQ conversion therapy in Western Australia – and regulate the counselling sector to ensure best mental health practices are always followed.

Ms Xamon said evidence had shown so-called conversion therapy, which is predominantly carried out by unregulated counsellors and often in religious contexts, caused lasting harm.


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