The Bill........she continued
1). Sexual intercourse and gender identity.
Hence a person could try to challenge the very meaning of the words "he" and "she", such words are used throughout this bill to identify the sex of a person. The definition of "sexual intercourse" must guard against these possibilities. For the avoidance of doubt, I would also recommend that gender be defined to mean the natural gender sex as determined by birth and that the references to words that in themselves do not state the person's gender such as "offender", "victim", "complainant", "adult" and "child" must not be construed in a manner that would in any way refer to persons in a given criminal offence as being persons of the same gender. I have also noticed that section 24 of the bill mentions "anal intercourse" in the same sentence as "vaginal intercourse" as if to say they were alternative forms of sexual intercourse.
So as not to cause any uncertainty as to what is meant by sexual intercourse I would respectfully ask that what is referred to in section 24 as anal intercourse be replaced with buggery which has always been used to describe such acts.
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My two cents, I am rather disappointed for the kind of reasoning Senator Bennett puts forward, I expected somehting of more substance being the most hailed educator that she is.