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Graeme

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There's an interesting article about transgender children on the Australian ABC website:

Family Court Chief Justice calls for rethink on how High Court handles cases involving transgender children

The headline is in respect to the current status whereby a person under the age of eighteen needs to apply to the Family Court for the second stage of treatment involving gender-changing hormones.

From the article:


As one child reveals, without support and medical intervention, her life might have been in real danger.

"It would be very dark, very bleak and very short," she said.

Chief Justice Bryant made it clear the court and legal system needs to respond.

"I think society is changing about these issues as well, and I think it is important to remember that," she said.

"I think from what we've seen, it's completely innate and when you read all the psychiatric reports and all the reports about how it affects young people, it is undoubtedly innate."

The views expressed by Chief Justice Bryant come as the numbers of transgender children presenting at clinics around Australia skyrocket.

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