Research cited against bill in 2021 Report No 44 Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020

Impact: Policy impacts

Description of impact

Prof Jones' teams' research was cited on.p.148 of the report in a parliamentary inquiry argument against a bill proposed by Mark Latham, in an education committee investigation of the bill (which seeks to limit trans students' rights). The key for gender nonconforming young people is supportive staff, and Prof Jones' data was provided to the inquiry to support this claim: 'Transgender students who do not receive teacher support have been found to be over four times more likely to leave school (23% compared to 5% of those with teacher support) and twice as likely to hide at lunch (50% compared to 23% of those who had teacher support). Students without teacher support also are two to three times more likely to encounter various forms of harassment and abuse from other students (T. M. Jones et al., 2016). Page 4 Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University - submission 6.'
Impact date2021
Category of impactPolicy impacts
Impact levelEmerging