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Queensland licences to go 'gender-free' after complaints

TRANSPORT bureaucrats have scrapped gender on all Queensland licences after complaints from the LGBTI community, in a politically correct overhaul of the licencing scheme.

A requirement for Queenslanders to detail their height has also been removed, after concerns that the collection of personal information by transport authorities was potentially discriminatory.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) last night confirmed the move but blamed the changes on a need to make driver's and marine licences compliant with new anti-discrimination laws.

However, an internal document obtained by The Courier-Mail states that gender and height are being removed because of complaints that collecting the information may be viewed as discriminatory.

Further personal information including eye and hair colour is also being scrubbed from records attached to licences because it may be "perceived as discriminatory", the document reveals.

Read the full story at the Courier Mail

A sample Queensland driver’s licence which doesn’t show gender or height.
A sample Queensland driver’s licence which doesn’t show gender or height.

Topics:  department of transport and main roads general-seniors-news lgbti licence


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