Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission current and emerging threats to the human rights of trans and gender diverse people

Sex workers experience high levels of discrimination and vilification, and experience significant barriers to reporting to both police and human rights bodies. While discrimination against trans and gender diverse people is theoretically prohibited by the Commonwealth and in every state and territory, a lack of mechanisms for anonymous and/or representative complaints (where some complaints processes will require a complainant to use a non-preferred or ‘dead’ name, which is then disclosed to the respondent) creates barriers to reporting.