Victoria, Australia vows to crack down on gay ‘conversion’ therapists


Sylvia Tan | Gay Star News | January 24, 2016

The Victorian government has vowed to crack down on so-called gay conversion therapists who claim to be able to ‘cure’ homosexuality.

The Australian state announced plans to introduce new legislation to parliament later this year that will create a Health Complaints Commissioner role, with the power to investigate or ban unregistered practitioners making unproven claims, according to local news reports.

Current legislation only allows for registered practitioners to be investigated, leaving those with dubious qualifications to practice without consequence.

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