Statement on behalf of the Victorian Greens
On the 20th April 2023, the State Council of the Australian Greens Victoria resolved to strengthen the code of conduct to prevent transphobia by members. This decision was made in recognition of the increasing vilification of trans and gender diverse people in society, and to ensure that our party remains a safe and welcoming space for all.
The new clause added to the code of conduct makes it clear that engaging in transphobia, which includes acts of discrimination, vilification, and denying the existence of non-binary genders, is a breach of our behavioural standards for members. We will not tolerate any behaviour by members that harms or seriously risks harming trans people as a group by virtue of their gender identity.
The Australian Greens Victoria are committed to continually improving our culture, rules, and policy platform to enable trans and gender diverse people to fully participate within our movement free from harm. We recognise the importance of creating a safe and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and welcome.
Our movement is always committed to improving and to representing our policies in action. We will continue to do what is necessary to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our members.