‘One experienced mental health professional told us candidly that no one would see our child because it is too politicised,’ Sarah said. ‘So, my child is just a political football for vote-chasing politicians.’
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has been tasked with policing the Act.
Its website states it is now an offence for a parent to refuse to support their child’s request for medical treatment that will prevent physical changes from puberty that do not align with the child’s new gender identity, and it is also an offence to deny their child access to any health care services that would affirm that identity.
And in case any parents thought they could seek counselling for their children outside Victoria, the Act now makes that an offence too.link