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Thursday 27 June 2019, 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Human Rights and the legal regulation of diverse bodies, identities and relationships to inform a better understanding of clients and employees.

Venue:  Law Society Northern Territory, Level 3, 9 Cavenagh Street, Darwin 
Cost: $99.00 incl. GST
Level: All Legal Practitioners and staff providing legal services or referring members of the public to legal services

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The ever-growing acronym used to describe people of diverse sex, gender and sexuality – from GL (gay and lesbian) to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) to the more recent LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, plus emerging variants) demonstrates the increasing diversity of people’s bodies, identities and relationships. Each has inherent rights, each is subject to competing or complementary legal regulation, and each may require different legal advice and services in areas such as family law, criminal law, workplace law, estate planning, health, discrimination and equal opportunity.
Tracking the changes to legislation at the Territory and Commonwealth levels, this CPD examines the differences between biological sex, gender identity and sexuality, and how these require navigation through legal discourses around prohibition, regulation, de-regulation, reform, access, and protection, in a social and legal context which is fluid, dynamic and continuously contested.

Benefits of attending:
1. An understanding of the relationship between biological sex, gender identity, and sexuality, how these have changed over time, and how they are dealt with in law.
2. Strategies and tools to help you and your organisation embrace all kinds of diversity and provide truly inclusive services and workplaces.
3. Understand the historical and contemporary experiences of LGBTIQ+ people and communities and the challenges they face, including when accessing legal services.
4. Be reminded of how the Anti-Discrimination Act 1992 and the Commission can assist you and your clients.

Presenter: Sujay Kentlyn, Senior Equal Opportunity Educator & Stretegist, NT Anti-Discrimination Commission 

Sujay had extensive experience in HR and financial management in the private sector before earning graduate and post-graduate qualifications in sociology and philosophy from the University of Queensland. Sujay has spent the last 12 years in research and writing, and developing and delivering education and training for government and community services, community organisations and the general public, university students and academics. Their work has focused on diversity and inclusion; human rights, discrimination and equal opportunity; social determinants of health; and understanding disadvantage, marginalisation and social participation, largely in health and ageing in diverse groups, in policy and service delivery.
Sujay has published academic work and presented at international conferences in sociology, ageing and aged care, health and mental health, law and justice, social geography, and philosophy. Their work for the Anti-Discrimination Commission now involves developing a public education strategy and delivering training on anti-discrimination and unconscious bias throughout the NT. Sujay identifies as non-binary and uses the pronouns they/them/their.

Earn 1 CPD Point in Professional skills in legal practice (CC) 

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Darwin NT 0800

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