The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)

The AHRC is administered by the Commonwealth Attorney General's department. Nicola Roxon, formerly the Minister for Health and Ageing, is the incumbent Attorney General.

The Australian Human Rights Commission appears to have more than adequate existing powers to address the obvious discrimination experienced by infant males in Australia by State governments and medical regulatory authorities. (see the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 and the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1984). REMEMBER, IN EVERY STATE AND TERRITORY IN AUSTRALIA, THE GENITALS OF INFANT FEMALES ARE PROTECTED IN LAW FROM BIRTH, WHILE INFANT MALES ARE LEFT TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES.

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (to which Australia is a signatory) has a SPECIFIC clause regarding guaranteeing 'physical integrity' of every human, irrespective of age or sex.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child specifically prohibits "traditional practices prejudicial to the health of children", a provision that clearly includes genital mutilation (non-medically indicated circumcision).

Australia seems happy to pick and choose which aspects of it's various treaty obligations it will adhere to in an eeny-meeny-miny-mo kind of way.

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Benjamin Jackson

Benjamin Jackson
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Benjamin Jackson

Mr Jackson, like most bureaucrats, adopts the "one reply then ignorance" policy.