Submission to the Justice Committee on the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill 2021
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We support a comprehensive ban on conversion practices, and call on the Government to progress with legislation to ban such practices. We urge the Government to ensure it is listening to and creating legislation with those who have survived conversion practices and the LGBTQIA+ community.