Tasmanian Parliament (2021). HANSARD 6.9.21. Hobart: Tasmanian Parliament. P.100.

Impact: Policy impacts

Description of impact

Tasmanian Parliament HANSARD 6.9.21 cited Prof Jones’ study with La Trobe University collaborators which “found that one in twenty LGBTIQA+ youths in Australia have undergone conversion practices and the study also found that of those LGBTIQA+ youths who underwent conversion practices, they are at higher risk of psychological stress, mental health conditions, self-harm and up to four times more likely to have PTSD and to have attempted suicide than other LGBTIQA+ youths" (p.100). This was used in a question on the need for policy response, given LGBTIQA+ Tasmanians have undergone conversion practices, or are at risk of undergoing conversion practices, and that there will be a significant impact on their mental health as a result of these.
Impact date6 Sep 2021
Category of impactPolicy impacts