Reliance on paper-based birth certificates is becoming less practical. They also make it harder for all babies to be officially recognised.
As local councils deal with a ‘bureaucratic backlog’, should births be registered by telephone, post, or online?
A study into the new Tasmanian laws finds they are warranted and necessary.
December 25 is the least popular day to give birth in the US, Australia and New Zealand, and second only to Boxing Day on Dec. 26 in England, Wales and Ireland.
The Victorian parliament should delay its vote on the birth certificate reform bill to allow more consultation with women’s groups and to assess the potential impact on single-sex spaces.
Having a gender identity that does not match one’s sex on a birth certificate can cause confusion and embarrassment and potentially lead to discrimination.