To avoid abuse of the school education system and official government documentation, NSW One Nation will end transgender self-identification in the State.
Instead of people being able to say they are male one day, female the next (and then back to male if they so wish) they will need specialist medical evidence and support to change their gender. We reject the Leftist notion of ‘gender fluidity’ and the confusion it is causing, especially among young people in NSW schools.
The 2016 Census revealed 1300 Australians identifying themselves as transgender, or 0.005 percent of the population. Yet to listen to the Leftist hype about this issue, you would think there were 13 million.
In reality, with very few exceptions, people are born either male or female. To move away from this biological truth later in life is a serious matter requiring specialist medical evidence. It should not happen because of Leftist ideology, individual whims or novelty factors.
One Nation does not believe that gender changes should be self-identified on NSW Government forms, permits and licences, such as those processed by Service NSW: agencies including Roads and Maritime Services, Department of Fair Trading and Births Deaths and Marriages.
Currently the policy at Service NSW is that “an application for changing gender is a matter for each agency, it’s up to them.” One Nation supports the introduction of a government rule across-the-board prohibiting individual self-identification.
We are particularly concerned by the damaging impact of gender self-identification inside the schools system. Gender fluidity programs are part of a Leftist attempt to make young people feel confused and agitated about their identity, rising up against society as part of a political push.
One of the problems with gender fluidity in schools is that students can participate in it simply by ‘identifying’ as transgender. This leaves the system open to abuse, with some students milking transgender identification for special treatment or attention-seeking reasons.
In a country NSW high school, for instance, a student is notorious for changing her gender like clockwork. If she is wearing a hat at school, it’s to show that she’s a boy that day. When the hat is off, often the next day, supposedly she’s a girl.
The school’s teachers regard the situation as a clear gaming of the system (showing off to friends) but feel powerless under departmental guidelines. With so much focus on mental health, no one can say a word to the student for fear of self-harm and a certain end to that teacher’s career. Effectively, the Mad Hatter has more power than the teachers and principal.
This problem is increasingly common in NSW high schools, urged on by Left-wing political activists. Schools made a big mistake when they stopped being places of learning and ventured into the world of mental health assessment and radical gender theory.
One Nation supports teachers who want a stable, productive learning environment in their school, avoiding the Mad Hatter situation and the powerlessness of staff. Any student wanting to change their gender should have to present specialist medical advice and support to the school.
This takes the matter out of the hands of students and gives teachers the State Government support they need to deal effectively with disingenuous and disruptive behaviour concerning gender. It also addresses the real mental health issue: bringing confusion and harm to young people by telling them gender is ‘socially constructed’ and ‘fluid’.
No one in NSW should be able to change their gender at the drop of a hat (literally). This is an important issue that should be determined solely by expert medical advice. NSW One Nation believes in supporting biological and medical science, rather than radical Left-wing propaganda.