Policy development and research

Research, consultancy, policy development and systemic advocacy.


Morgan has contributed to policy development both in Australia and internationally. Examples include:

  • Member of the Drafting Committee for the Yogyakarta Principles plus 10 (PDF) on the application of international human rights law to the distinct and intersectional grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics. Morgan was also a participant in the expert meeting that agreed the Supplement, and a signatory (November 2017)
  • Co-organiser and participant of the retreat where the Darlington Statement (PDF) was agreed. This document sets out a common platform for intersex-led organisations, advocates and allies in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand (March 2017)
  • Participant in the Malta Declaration on intersex human rights (December 2013)

Morgan’s consultancy work also includes advice or participation as a reference group member for numerous national and international institutions, such as:

Policy submissions

Senate report on involuntary or coerced sterilisation

Formal submissions

Morgan wrote submissions for Intersex Human Rights Australia (formerly OII Australia) to Senate Inquiries on anti-discrimination legislation, and the Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia, and participated in public hearings on both issues. We secured ground-breaking inclusion of “intersex status”, a physical attribute, in anti-discrimination legislation, and also what we understand is the first parliamentary report on intersex health and human rights issues anywhere.

Formal submissions include: